Sunday, 18 February 2018


Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Sunday.  It's cold and dry with a nice frost and, as I have some washing, it would be nice if it stayed that way for the day.  Fingers crossed.

Yesterday I started off the day by pranging my back.  I reached up to put a plate away, twang went my back and '****' went I!  It was in the same place as the pain I'd been having for a few days so I was a bit concerned but, as it reduced a bit, I reckon that I've been holding my posture very awkwardly all week and something just sort of 'gave' because for the rest of the day I was more pain free than I have been for a week.  Certainly the gallstone ouch has gone (touch wood) and the other is now just an ache that reminds me to get up and sit down carefully.  Didn't stop me sleeping, that's for sure.

It was a lovely drive to Sainsbury's - all frost and mist with the sun breaking through - and when I got there I treated my car to a wash and wax while I shopped.  Inside, there were ads about 25% off Tu clothing so I bought a few bits in a smaller size as some of my clothes are now falling off me.  All that helped me finish off the holiday money I didn't spend!

Then it was home to do some ironing and then rest.  I'm sure it's helped considerably and it is so nice to feel well again.  I didn't get out in the garden so maybe I will today and I still have plenty to read so the holiday continues at home, doesn't it?  Lovely!


galant said...

I did exactly that with my back a couple of week's ago, Joy. It's so easily done. I lent over to pick up the teapot and pour out tea at breakfast and pranged my back, and it took a good ten days to get better. Of course, by then, there's another ache or pain somewhere else, ha ha!
Your drive to Sainsbury's sounds lovely - I drove to Totnes the other day (for my hair appointment) and the countryside looked lovely - no frost as in your drive, but just green fields and sheep and hedgerows which I think were showing the first signs of 'green' ... or was that wishful thinking!
Margaret P

Joy said...

Painful, isn't it. And, as you say. as one ache goes, another appears. Just part of life's rich pattern! :-)
I love winter sunshine. It has a special quality to it.
J x

Diane said...

Backs are a law unto themselves and can give way at the slightest thing. Sneezing or climbing into the bath being two very common occurances. Take care and remember to take things gently it is so easy to forget when you feel a bit better.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you have a good day! Enjoy your new clothes, that is a nice thing to be able to do to buy a smaller size in something new.

Joy said...

I'm being very careful at the moment what with one thing and another. It's just aching a bit so that's good. Thanks, Diane.
J x