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Sunday, April 4, 1999

Walked - .5 miles

We had snow today. Snow! Can you believe it? On April 4th and on Easter Sunday. I wonder what all those people in their Easter dresses felt like? I looked out just before 9:00 this morning and there were these great big flakes coming down. Just gorgeous. I went for just a little walk to enjoy it and it soaked everything so I didn't stay out long. It's been in the 40s all day so it is just like walking in rain, except it's prettier coming down.

I was in the middle of cleaning house. After several productive hours of cleaning, I sat down for just a little to check email, and couldn't get up. My back seized up and I was in pain. I do this on a regular basis. No matter how careful I am, when I'm doing a lot of bending and lifting I will put my back out.

I took some muscle relaxant and crawled into bed and fell into a deep sleep for a couple hours. When I woke up my back still hurt. I did some stretching exercises and sat with a heating pad, none of which did any good. I went back to bed. I woke up again at 8:00 pm and my back still hurt but I can at least stand up if I move real slow. I look like a little bent old lady.

Right now I'm sitting at my computer with a heating pad and now my head is stopped up. A flu bug has been going around work and I've been thinking I may be getting it for a few days now. I think I will be at home tomorrow. Sometimes my back will relax overnight, but I've already taken two muscle relaxants, to no effect.

What is really irritating me about all this is that I was on a roll and planned on getting so many things done today. Laundry, vacuuming, getting rid of some junk, going through my clothes and packing away things I don't wear anymore. I always pack them away for a while because if I throw them away, I want them in a couple months. If I just pack them away, I never get them out again.

At least I can type on my computer and I've certainly had plenty of sleep, so I'll just play on my webpages and check out a couple forums. The bitch is I've started to sneeze. I have to sit forward and brace myself or it hurts like hell. Why can't these things happen when I don't have anything to do? Oh well. That's life.

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Rachel Aschmann 1999.
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