Sunday, November 6, 2011

Not much.

Things are quiet around here- but can you believe that this is my 900th post!  You poor souls have been reading me babbling 900 times. I am so amazed!  When I started this I never thought anyone would ever be interested in my ho hum life.  Thanks to all of you for coming along for the journey!!
I've been frustrated this weekend.  My back has continued to act up and I spent a lot of time doing absolutely nothing.  Grrr...  and I had so much on my list for this weekend.  I felt like such a waste this afternoon.  I went along with V to the home improvement store to pick up some more concrete to finish the second support pier for the deck extension as well as a bit of sidewalk/patio outside the back door.  I couldn't lift anything- not that he would have let me even try.  Of course, J17 was quick to point out that this is my body telling me to SLOW DOWN.  Ok, Ok, I get it- can we move on now!
I didn't even get laundry done this weekend.  I had I14 carry the hamper downstairs for me and I sorted slowly and painfully.  But, when I tried to pick up the first load to put it in the washer- I got stuck- halfway up from a squatting position I couldn't move.  Not cool.  I can tell by the definite knot in my muscle that it's a muscular problem- not structural, thank goodness.  I'm feeling much more mobile today but have still been taking it easy.  I didn't even get bread baked for K11 (well, I made beer bread but that doesn't really count).
I do have the official word that I do not have to report for jury duty tomorrow.  Good.  Maybe I can get some laundry done in the morning.  I've got an eye appointment at 1:30 so there goes the afternoon.  At least it was too windy this weekend to put the roof panels on the chicken run or I'd be doubly frustrated- although I'm getting worried that it will be snowing before we get the roof on.
Had word from Mom that my uncle passed away this morning. He was my father's last living sibling.  That really hits home.  I'll have to give them a call tomorrow.  Mom sent the message to my work email address and I didn't check that until late today and then didn't want to bother them.  She also indicated that two other family members are having health issues.  When it rains it pours.
Plans for tomorrow include cutting out my apron, doing a few loads of laundry and an eye appointment.  If they don't dilate my eyes I may bake bread in the afternoon.  We'll see how my back is doing.


  1. I hope that your back improves. I hate being under the weather in anyway when there is so much to do, but yes, you need to take time out to do nothing sometimes.
    Very sorry to hear about your uncle.

  2. Congrats on that milestone, I agree, I think it's funny that people read about my life too! On that note though, I love your blog LOL! Sorry to hear about your uncle. I have a feeling you are going to be way ahead of me on that apron :)

  3. 900 posts....holy cow!!! Congrats!

  4. Congratulations on 900 posts! Anyone who has built cute chicken coops and totally redid their kitchen themselves does not lead a ho hum life! Sorry about your uncle and your back.

  5. I think it is the everyday life that we bloggers share that is interesting. Interesting because we're DOING something other than eating out, watching TV and/or videos, going to the gym and spa. It all goes back to re-learning to do for ourselves . . . and that is what we're all involved in.

    Sorry to hear about the family death and illnesses. If you make yourself (I KNOW it's hard!) take the time for your back to heal, you'll be back to your busy, busy self faster than if you tried to "push" through it. (Good luck!)

  6. You life is anything but boring! Be sure to make yourself slow down and heal up that back -- frustrating as it may be. There will ALWAYS be things to do! Congrats on your milestone. And my condolences to you and your family. It's always so sobering to lose someone close.

  7. I'm sorrty about all your back problems and hope it heals quickly. Put ice on it for 20 min. a few times a day. Just resign yourself to the fact that you DO NEED TO REST A BIT!!!...debbie

  8. Linda- the back is better today but I do have a terrible time slowing down!!
    Erin- LOL! I love reading about your life. I'm always amazed at what you manage in such a small space.
    dr momi- Thanks!!
    The author- I guess I just don't think our life is that extraordinary.
    Mama Pea- Well said. I guess things wouldn't be nearly as interesting if I wrote about typical suburbia.
    Susan- You know- sometimes I feel that things are boring here. Weeding, feeding chickens, doing laundry, baking bread. How dull. LOL!
    Debbie- It's much better today. I've been being good... sigh....

    And thanks all for your condolences. I talked to Mom and Dad and they are doing well. At least Dad got to visit with his brother on Saturday afternoon for a while while he was alert and doing well (he was in hospice care). There won't be a funeral now but a memorial service at some later (to be determined) time.


  9. Congratulations on your 900th post! That is amazing. Good for you for hanging in there.

    I'm sorry to year about health and family issues. Puts a damper on everything, doesn't it? Hopefully your back will feel better soon.


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