Oh, My Aching Back!

19 Dec

Or, you can’t fix stupid.

Many years ago a fellow I’d dated when I was between husbands gave The Squire and me a papyrus plant. He’d been keeping it in his living room and watering it every day, but it really wasn’t thriving, so he brought it to the Rice Paddy so it could live in our pond. It grew to absolutely massive proportions, and had to be repotted once, and then split. It is about ready to be split again.

The one drawback was that the plant has to be kept above 55-F and needed lots of sun. We kept it in the living room during the winter, but that really isn’t what you’d call sunny, so by spring it looks pretty dismal. This winter, rather than allow it to fade away, we decided to move it from the house to the front porch, aka the Sun Room, during the day and bring it back in every evening.

The Squire estimates the plant weighs at least forty-five pounds.

Guess who has a bad back and decided not to “bother” her husband last week to haul the pot in and out? Yup.

My back was bothering me a bit on Saturday, but yesterday I could barely move. It was BAD. To make it the cheese more binding, I was supposed to be the chalicist yesterday. Fortunately I was able to sweet-talk another lady into switching with me.

I found some “dynamite” pain pills left over from my neck surgery last year and took one when we got home from church and another last night before bed, and I think I just might live. Not only live, but it may actually be worth the trouble!

Grandson and his wife took the baby to the doctor today; Austin has gained three ounces, but she has made an appointment with a specialist and they will see him tomorrow.

Film at eleven.


3 Responses to “Oh, My Aching Back!”

  1. spookyrach December 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    Ow! I am feelin’ yer pain – almost literally. Glad you are on the mend. And what does a chalicist do? I’m guessing something more than hold a cup? Do you whisper “you have chosen…wisely” in the priest’s ear?

    • thisendoftheswamp December 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

      Actually, I do pretty much “hold the cup”. The priest gives the bread to the people and the chalicist follows and gives the wine. If you watch in your own church, the entire process involves bending over to be at face level with kneeling communicants. With a bad back, that can be very difficult.

  2. Lucie December 23, 2016 at 12:03 am #

    Oh dear…been there, done that. And like you, I had church obligations that required me to get “other volunteers”….Hope it mends quickly!!!

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