This back thing is going to be the end of me. Hobbling everywhere, hanging on to everything in a desperate attempt to eliminate the possibility of anything unpredictable happening in my movements. It seemed to be winding down, finally, after 10 days, and then I lost substantial ground when I made a wrong move filling up my daughter’s bike tires with air. Physically, not necessarily back to square one, but psychologically, very much so.
Well, at least everyone else is healthy. I gotta get healthy too before our family vacation in like 10 days!
We have been waiting SO long for a vacation. I mean a Mom and Dad vacation. But with an 8 year old, 6 year old and 21 month old, the logistics for a thing like that don’t happen overnight. But they did happen for us eventually, over the course of a few months. We sent the 21 month old to the grandparents, the 6 and 8 year olds to their cousins. But in the meantime my 93 year old Mom’s health problems began to put her in and out of the ER repeatedly. Fortunately she began to stabilize just a few days before the vacation, and my brother was in town from Connecticut – he graciously offered to stay a few more days to cover my Mom while we were gone.
An angry Lake Superior
And so we went. After an uneventful, even pleasant 6 hour drive, we arrived with splendid weather. That weather lasted for exactly two hours, then blowing rain and cold ensued. The next morning I awoke to discover I’d thrown my back out… so I was condemned to lurching about the townhome, wobbling from one piece of furniture to the next, trying in vain to be comfortable. It was just as well – the weather pretty much prohibited us from going outdoors.
The next day, right about the same time my back started showing early signs of improvement, I discovered I had pink eye. Hoo-wee, both eyes, no less. When I awake tomorrow morning I will no doubt feel like somebody poured plaster of paris all over my eyes.That’s life in the big city I guess… er, very little city in this case. Stay tuned, those of you wishing you were on “vacation” as well…
The Lutsen Lodge in a rare moment of sunshine