Seeing the Light

Before I get started on this post, I want to thank all of you who have commented or emailed me privately sending your prayers and healing thoughts for my back injury. I really appreciate each and every one.

I am seeing the light at the end of this tunnel I’ve been in for the last five weeks. I’m still in pain from my fall, but it seems to be getting better every day.

When we returned home from Hawaii, I was two weeks into this injury.  I tried to create. I started with sitting with my watercolors. This was fun, but it felt like a chore because I was pushing so hard.

I also decided I wanted to make prayer flags for a Facebook group swap. I would use already dyed fabric and just cut, sew, and embellish the flags. Again, I got started and that was too much.

I kept trying to push myself and finally gave up. The muscle relaxers also made it difficult for me to even stay awake, much less create.

So I’ve spent the last three weeks trying to watch some TV and videos before drifting off. I wasn’t alone. Most of the time Puddin was on my lap keeping me company. Ace surprised me a couple days and joined me for some lap sitting – a rare occurrence for him. He likes to be near me, but not on top of me.

Of course Dave has been so helpful. He’s been making us steel cut oats for breakfast almost every morning, and he’s taken on all of the meal prep and cooking even though it was my turn. He’s also had to put up with my whining, and driving me to my physical therapy appointments.

Anyway, just checking in to let you know that again I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers, and I am seeing the light at the end of this tunnel. Hopefully I’ll be posting some creative stuff soon.