Monday, October 26, 2009

fall back.

I love the smells and sounds of fall - although this fall has been so cold, wet and gray it hasn't seemed much like fall! In a way I wasn't surprised that my back 'went out' again when the cold wet weather hit a few weeks back. So - I have been pretty much out with back pain and immobility for several weeks. But after five (long) months of physical therapy, I feel like I have it more under control and know what to do when it gets bad. This time I've been hurting but I have kept it from getting emergency room bad. And thankfully I have been getting better over the past few days. Exercise, ice, no long computer time, no long sitting. So long story longer, I've been away for a bit, but am feeling like I am now on the mend and having less pain every day, and so hope to share more of our busy fall!

It has been nice, in a way, to have this back set-back during the cold wet dark dreary days we've been having. If it had been sunny and gloriously autumn, it would have felt like we were missing out. But with the dark cold, the boys have been happy to work on their projects, putter with science kits, read new books, build things, watch interesting DVDs from the library, create books/comics, play with the rabbit, and just be home a bit more.

Of course we have been out and about a bit - some fun excursions on those days the sun made a brief appearance - out to see the colors and birds and sun. And the early darkness has meant a lot of fun with light sabers, glow stick inventions, pumpkins and all of those other dark loving projects.

More later, but for now, I'm happy to be able to sit at this computer - even if only for a short time! :)


Sam said...

Get better! Sending you strong back vibes. Lovely fall photo of the trees and barn. Just luscious.

Dawn said...

Happy Fall! Glad you are feeling better and it looks and sounds like the boys are having a great Fall!


Anonymous said...

i hope you are feeling better soon, Denise. i'm sending healing vibes your way.

btw, love the photos

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

Hope your back feels better soon. :(

Your photos are always so amazing. I love them!

Joy said...

I'm sorry that you're still having so much trouble with your back, but glad that you're finding some ways to manage it. We've missed you! I'm glad the boys have been finding so many indoor activities to keep them busy. It sounds like they are managing just fine. Here's hoping for some good weather to come your way!

TheOrganicSister said...

i'm glad to hear you're feeling (somewhat) better or at least more in control. my own back has it's good days and bad but not many immobilized moments lately, thank goodness.


Pussnae said...

I'm sorry you're still struggling with back pain. Sounds like you're been able to keep the boys busy during these dark, dreary days. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your back!!
But I am glad you're feeling more in control of it.

It looks like Autumn is doing fine in your part of the world!
The pictures with the lights are fantastic.... but the barn is my very favorite. So beautiful.

Back love coming your way!

Theresa said...

LOVE that first shot! Makes me homesick for upstate NY!

Lisa said...

So glad you are feeling better!! Autumn is definitely my favorite time of year. Love the pumpkins!

5orangepotatoes said...

Oh Denise, I'm so sorry for all that pain. Get better and take it easy (I know, so much easier said than done).

Happy Halloween weekend.