Thursday, July 22, 2010

An indefinite time...

It seems that exercise is the best thing for a backache. I have been taking Tyke for longer walks today and as a result my back is hurting less and I have not taken any pain medication. Walking, not any huge distances, seems to loosen up my muscles and realign my upper body.

On the other hand, sitting behind the computer freezes me up and causes me to have pain after a while. So I have to limit my time behind it, but I definitely feel better today than I did yesterday. That certainly makes me feel good. And not taking the pain medication does too.

It's nice when a problem is solved so simply and quite by accident. I just kept walking this morning because it felt good and it was nice and cool outside. I had no reason to take a short cut and go home. Tyke enjoyed himself and I was fine.

The day has gone by amazingly fast, although I did take a nap on the sofa. That was necessary for my good mood. I felt my good humor slipping just a little bit and knew it was due to a shortage of sleep. When I woke up, everything was in fine working condition again.

The nicest thing is that I never have to worry about what my hair looks like after a nap. It's always in place and indestructible. All I really ever have to do is rub a hand over it to get the wee hairs on the side into the right direction. It's the easiest hairdo I've ever had. I don't know if it's the most flattering haircut I've ever had, I'm sure there are more feminine, but I'm beyond those things, just like I'm beyond make up. I wore some make up the other day, just to see what it was like, but I wiped it off in a very short amount of time. I felt like a Jezebel and hardly recognized myself. I'm so used to my face without it now.

I ran a bottle of vinegar through the Senseo machine. It was in bad need of it and I had neglected to do it on time. I don't know why. I had the vinegar in the kitchen cupboard and all I had to do was apply it. It's not as if it is the hardest job in the world. I seem to have a hard time doing things that are basically very uncomplicated. In my mind I remember them as being very bothersome, when in reality they are not at all.

I have a kick start problem. I need a good kick in the rear end sometimes. There's no one here to give me one.

I've started a new Inspector Linley thriller called "Careless in Red." I just started reading it, so I can't say much about it yet, but it's a hardbound book and it's hard to read in bed. I have to lay it down beside my pillow and lean my head on one hand to read it. That's how I fall asleep and I have a very sore wrist when I wake up in that position later in the night. With my sleepy head, I'm only aware of great discomfort and I try to get out of it as soon as I can, but seem unable to. I can't move my arm and my head and am stuck in that position and all I can think is what pain I'm in and why am I and why can't I do anything about it? It takes a while for the reality of the situation to sink in and for me to figure out which movements I have to make to get out of it.

I wore my watch for one day only, but that was long enough to give me an allergic reaction to the metal band. I don't know what it is made of, but there must be some metal in it that I don't tolerate. I have a rash around my left wrist that itches something awful. I have to try and not scratch it, but it's hard not to. It feels so good when it itches. Actually, I'd rather not wear a watch. It does feel confining and I only roughly need to know what time it is. I'll depend on the goodness of other people who wear one when I'm out and about.

I've got to stop sitting here now. I have to hang up the next load of laundry, because the first load is dry. One of these days I'll get it all done.

Have a good evening.



Twain12 said...

good to hear your back feels better...your allergy could be to nickel (, it is very common I have it sometime and my mom had severe reactions.

Have a good night :)

VioletSky said...

I haven't been on the computer as much lately partly because my back and whichever hand is controlling the mouse, are screaming at me to stop. I really want to go for a walk, but it so d@mn hot.

I am reading that book! I am about three quarters through it and have it on the table waiting to go with me to the cafe later.

Bernie said...

I don't think I could do anything during my day without my watch, but I can see how you woul feel more free without one.
So glad your back is better Nora, enjoy your walks.....:-) Hugs

Wisewebwoman said...

I haven't worn a watch in 15 years Nora, never feel the need, there is always someone to ask or the cellphone has the time and so has the car.
I love being without one. I never thought I could do it.
Good for you and the walking, I'm building up my time too, not as good as you though!

Connie Rose said...

The Inspector Linley DVD's are terrific -- highly recommended. Wish they didn't end after 5 or 6 seasons.

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Maggie May said...

Walking is the best thing for a bad back. Sitting is the worst!
Must be awful not to be able to wear a watch. I find I'm looking at mine all day long.

My hair is very simple to look after too. It doesn't matter if it gets wet or if the wind gets through it. :-)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Babaloo said...

I've read Careless In Red. It's good. But sad, too. You'll see. Have you read the one in between your last one and this one? What Came Before He Shot her is not a Linley story as such, it's 'the story' told from another perspective and very good in that sense.
I'm not being deliberately cryptic here but I don't want to spoil things for some of your readers who may not have read either of those books.

I'm glad you're getting a grip on your back problems. Posture is the reason for so many problems, I know that myself. But knowing something and acting on it are not the same thing, it seems.... ;-) At least not for me.


Frances said...

Yay! first thing I noticed was the pic. Will now get over my excitement and read your posts! LOL

Frances said...

Is that chinese or japanese poster a spam? it seems strange if so as you have word verification on.
hugs, hope your aches and pains clear up.