Odd causes for back pain

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After the family went through their isolation periods and resumed normal life, I got sick. Testing showed negative but I’m a hermit so I continued doing what I usually do (stay home) and now I’m at the tail end of this head cold.

But, during a coughing attack last week I dislocated something in my lower back.

I do not have back issues. This never happened before.

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Holding patterns

This is what my life feels like at the moment – suspended in a holding pattern. Like those planes, when they try to land at an airport but the airport is busy and the incoming plane has to wait its turn for a designated time slot to begin approach. They stack them, like a coil in the sky…

Anyway, I won’t go on about it, but today’s holding pattern (I have multiple ones, ugh) is brought to you by covid. Meh.

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Evil spell

A few weeks ago I had a first-time experience at a nail salon. 💅

My 14 year old daughter was staying with me and my mom over parts of her spring break when she approached me with this:

“I know you’ve never been to a nail salon,” she said. “I thought it might be fun for us to do this together.”

Now, how can I say no to such a cute invitation?

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Quotes from a testimonial and a short update

You know how sometimes life throws you these curveballs?

Me before the curveball 😊

This is a baseball expression and means something unexpected and surprising happens for which you are unprepared.

Well it happened and it derailed me (again). But this time, it’s not a superficial misunderstanding, a miscommunication or some other unimportant-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things issue which left me hanging in mid air, unresolved.

Not this time.

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And then we lost grandma (she’s fine)

Seriously, if one more thing happens this week… Oh wait. It’s only Tuesday. 🙄

My teen girl and I were dealing with the aftermath of a phone call from a family member who had just called and talked to my mom.

Sonja and I were in the same room while she talked on the phone.

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My mother gave me a heart attack*

*not really 🥴

There is something peaceful about early mornings. It’s a time that belongs all to myself.

It’s quiet. Most, almost all people I know are still asleep. There’s a serenity that fuels my soul and spirit when the sky is showing just a hint of colour by the impending sunrise.

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