My aching back!
When my husband left for a nephew's wedding in Tacoma this past grey Saturday, I conjured up tons of things to do for the tomorrow...
While I doddered about feeling unenergetic, I decided that because it was Saturday I really didn't need any agenda, that I could take the day off if I wanted. The husband was gone and there was no one to answer to. I didn't have to clean, do laundry or run to the grocers.
I lazed about all day visiting every room in the house and looking at each. Planning what to do tomorrow...
Saturday I spent in blissful nothingness, snacking, making orange-essence water in a jug, refreshing animal water & food bowls, peering into rooms expecting and waiting for tomorrow.
Sunday came on like a firecracker! The sun was shining, it was my mother's birthday, a chocolate pudding cake was in the refrigerator, I felt energized and alive. In a flurry of vigor, I jumped from the bed.
I swept the cat room and pergola. I swept the porches off, moved the picnic table and benches from under shelter to an open spot on the back deck. The toilets came next and after those I vacuumed the house, wiped down counters and furniture and did a few loads of laundry - 6 to be exact! Since before my "Bobby's Diner" book tour, the closet had needed a good thrashing about in and so I rearranged all my boots, shoes, purses and clothing. After that, I cleaned the kitchen and wrapped mother's birthday presents, prepared her birthday dinner and placed the icecream cone candles into her luscious birthday cake. I ran upstairs and cleaned up, changed clothes and put on some lipstick. When the doorbell rang, the house glistened! She walked in with her little dog, Teddy and the fun began...
Mother stayed for an hour-and-a-half. When she and Teddy left it was only five-thirty, I still had about three hours of sunlight left. So, I got busy again.
I cleared the existing furniture out of the dining room and dragged our big leather sofa into it, threw down an area rug in front of it... beautiful. After arranging end tables, lamps and other decorative accesories around the sofa, I pulled our green leather comfy chair into the area and created a beautiful sitting area. It was then I placed another perfect little area rug into another sitting area nearer the kitchen. Bob, the husband, would be home in about 5 hours and I was on a race to the finish! By then, it was close to 8 p.m. and fatigue was getting the better of me.
After stopping for a bite to eat and a glass of wine, I took a steaming shower to soothe my weary bones and then the most interesting thing happened...
My back seized up so tightly that I could only shuffle my feet across the floor. When I made my way into bed, I was in agony. My body was screaming for me to quit but my mind didn't hear.
Somedays we consider the perfection of wisdom that comes with age and other days we can only see the pain!
Today, in pain, I'm speaking with you but tomorrow, well, tomorrow I'm praying for wisdom!
- ▼ May (4)
- ► 2008 (30)