July 1, 2022

A Month Begins, A Week Ends

It was a mixed week. Some positive things happened but I wound up with a painful backache.

One good thing was that I met up with Lynn for lunch and took her some items I had picked up for her. She had a new hat (Grateful Dead themed) and agreed to pose for me in it.Another positive thing is that her sister is coming for a short visit.

The back pain came on unexpectedly. It started hurting on Wednesday and instead of improving over night, it was worse on Thursday, This morning I could barely get out of bed. Since there was no obvious cause and it was excruciating at times, I thought it might be a side-effect of the augmentin I’m taking for an ear infection. I was unable to reach the doctor today but left a message that I’m taking a break from the meds. 

Several friends have recently tested positive for Covid-19 after avoiding it for over two years. Many people are socializing or traveling and rates of the disease are rising.

On a positive note, a young couple rented my little condo and started moving in today. 


  1. Love your photo of Lynn!
    Bach pain is horrible - hope it eases soon. These sorts of things always seems to happen at weekends when we can't do much about them,

  2. Sorry to hear about your back pain and hope it goes away soon. That is no fun.

  3. ...I share your back pain.

  4. Pretty flowers!
    I hope your back pain is better soon.

  5. I was just remembering my weeks of back pain, when I saw the Tylenol bottle on the counter...my first go-to pain relief. It went on and on, and I kept my activities pretty low, but then somehow it was gone. Wish I remembered how.

  6. The flowers are pretty. Hope you can get some relief from your back pain.

  7. What lovely flowers!
    As I am no stranger to back pain myself, I feel for you in your plight. Hope it clears up soon.

  8. Lindas imagenes. Te mando un beso.

  9. Every once in awhile I get back pains.

  10. Yes a mixed week ...
    I do hope your back pain improves soon.

    All the best Jan

  11. Lovely flowers, Petunias and lantanas are looking beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

  12. I hope your back pain relieves quickly. I have problems with my ankle and heel, too much strain I suppose. Many of my friends and family have also got covid recently. The government is silly and does not offer the 4th round of vaccination. I would want it definitely.


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