Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Wanderings

Yesterday afternoon, Tanya and I had a few errands to run ... the attorney's office, Apple Crate and groceries. After we were finished in the grocery, we are walking through the parking lot to my truck. As we stop the shopping cart at the back of my truck so we can raise the hatch and load the bags, I hear Tanya yelling STOP, STOP, HEY, HEY and then I'm picking myself up off the ground ... the driver of a pickup has backed out of it's space, not paying attention to what he's doing and runs into our cart full of groceries. This sets up a domino effect, the cart is knocked over, I'm knocked to the ground, the cart lands on top of me. I don't think I hit my head (it's not sore nor do I feel any bumps), but I sure landed hard on my back. The police arrive, the ambulance comes zipping in, I get all checked out, the police give us paperwork, and I refuse to be transported by ambulance all the while promising I will go get checked out. And I did ... just not until this morning ...

Last night is a blur, I know we had dinner, home made tostadas and then it's off to a hot bath I go to soak in lavender bath salts to try and ease some of the ouchies I've developed. After putting on the PJ's I find I have quite the collection of purple bruises on various parts of my body. Great! Into the bed I go, try to get comfortable enough to sleep, which seems to be the most elusive thing I could imagine cause I'm still awake at 2 am. Out of bed, find the Tylenol PM and back to bed to toss for another 30 minutes or so. Finally somewhere around 3:45 (the last time I remember looking at the clock) I manage to finally fall asleep.

Up this morning and I am more than sore, my back won't stop hurting so it's off to the ER we go. Three hours, 10 Xray's and two prescriptions for pain meds and muscle relaxers later, I get the news there is nothing broken, however, this accident *may* have aggravated some underlying issues in my back that I *may* not have been aware of or had any trouble with until now. YIKES!! And they give me a referral to a back and spine doctor and a physical therapist. I am NOT a happy camper at this point.

On a positive note, I DID get to do Day 3 of the Chopra Center's 21 Day Meditation which actually helped me to balance this crazy day. So I feel pretty good emotionally, just kinda tired and sore in my physical body. I also have a heart meditation I've been doing at bedtime and with last night being the exception, I have slept more soundly and peacefully than I have in quite a while. I guess my Momma's saying about going to sleep with a clear conscience really does come into play with one's sleeping habits.

Tanya is off tomorrow and she has one place she's wanting to go. I don't know if I'll go or not. Depends how I'm feeling. I do have an assignment due at Ashford on Monday, 2 discussion questions for tomorrow and a quiz due on Sunday. So I may stay home and use the quiet house to get some of that work done.

Well, my Darlin's, that's all I have for this time. Yes, I know journal/diary type entries are kinda boring, but for now this is how I'm proceeding. Ya gotta follow your Muse and she's telling me to take it easy, at least for a little while.