Yesterday I was out and about most of the morning, starting with a dental appointment followed by errands, and at about 1:30, my back hurt so I came home to rest. Today I am trying to take it easy, but this
is not helping. So far I have managed to keep myself away from the garden, but I think I might need a break from walking today, and that's a problem. It's supposed to rain this afternoon, and I am probably the only one around who is hoping for it. I'm much easier to control when it's icky and raining. A solid month of icky weather while I get stronger would be ideal. Since it was an unseasonably warm 57 degrees on Monday, I don't think it's going to happen, but one can hope.
Yesterday I did get some knitting in,
and the scarf is now more than halfway done. I'm dragging a bit on finishing sweaters right now, and I think it might have something to do with the back issues as well. For well over a year now, I haven't been able to wear jeans or slacks or even some of my dresses because I can't stand anything touching my back. In some ways, it's sort of handy because I wear athletic pants or shorts (or pajamas) all day every day, so I can stop and do stretches and exercises at any time, but I haven't worn a sweater in more than a year, and haven't ever worn the last 3-4 I've finished, so my motivation might be low. But perhaps if I thought of it as planning my fallwardrobe, I'd get somewhere. And planning a wardrobe might be quite fun....considering I've never done it. My clothes shopping has usually been more along the lines of "Oops, I have nothing to wear--better check out the clearance racks." Sewing has been even MORE haphazard, but maybe I could branch out and make things that coordinate and match at least one thing I own. This could be exciting. Especially since aiming for FALL would allow me some time to work on getting back into shape and losing the weight I've gained while being a complete and utter slug for so long. Hm...............