Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Roommate

So, two days after my last post I got my storage unit cleaned out and the last few things out of the apartment and finished cleaning it.  Then I came home, took a shower and curled up on my couch for a nap.  Thirty minutes later (or so) I tried to get up and realized some muscles in my back were seizing up.  I went thru the motions of going to "bed" (aka the couch) and hoped my normal position of sleeping on my back in a "seated" position (head, back and hips on the couch, legs draped up over a stack of pillows) would bring things back into alignment. The next morning I was still in pain, but pushed thru to try to go to work, only to make things worse to the point I couldn't walk and was crawling around to get from point A to point B. I grabbed my heating pad (thankfully it wasn't upstairs!), took Advil, called my boss and went back to bed.  Two hours later I could walk, but not completely upright and scheduled a chiropractor appointment for later in the afternoon.  Thus, I lost all momentum of getting this place set up and it was about a week later before I could go back to unpacking anything!  I figured once I got everything moved over here my body would shut down and the cough/cold I had would turn into pneumonia or something.  I didn't expect my back to be the thing to shut down!

But now I'm almost back to normal (as normal as I ever am) and have some new help getting the daily exercise that I need...Bruce came to live with me this past Friday and over the next three days we walked a zillion miles.  And I lost 2 pounds.
Seriously?  I can't go up there??

 Another fence??  Think I can squeeze under it?

Ok, I'll just monitor the neighbors.

Are you ready to go for a walk yet?!


  1. Awww. Isn't he cute?? I'm so glad he has you for his roommate. My kids always like going to Auntie's house so I'm sure he'll enjoy living there.

  2. Forgot to say congrats on your weight loss. Maybe I should walk Brownie since Bruce isn't here to keep him active.

  3. So you're comparing your kids to a dog?! LOL

  4. I'm just now seeing your response; as much as they rough house it's like a couple dogs playing.

  5. We saw Tommy and Becky the other day. He is wondering if your sporadic thoughts have quit.