Monday, August 25, 2008

Back at work

The title isn't what it seems. My back is at work in some kind of hurting fashion. Too much sailing this weekend, I guess. Anyway, I could hardly walk this morning because of stiffness. And the pain just radiated down my leg. So I took a muscle relaxer and tried not to dose off at work. Those muscle relaxers really knock me out.

Sailing was a bit rough this weekend. The wind was brisk on Saturday which made it an adventure due to gusts from the rain bands of Tropical Storm Fay. On Sunday, the wind wasn't so bad but there were some problems with the main sheet and having to run downwind. I finally got back to the marina near dark and then cleaned up the boat, stowed the gear, and flaked the sails.

I was glad to get home and get into bed. Even though the bed was still rocking and rolling. Today I'm grateful for:

1. My homegroup meeting where I always feel at home.
2. Knowing that I have a choice to make the most of situations, even those that are uncomfortable.
3. Being able to stand on two feet, even though everything is a little wobbly at the moment.
4. The people that love me in words and deeds
5. Having compassion and love for the alcoholic, even when the disease is something that I dislike.

Hope that your Monday is going well. I'll be catching up on the blogs soon.


  1. Used to live on a scow (houseboat) on the Ohio River. Loved that 'rocking-and-roll' sensation, even back up on dry land.

  2. Oooh! I hope it's not sciatica. That would be bad. If it doesn't get better in a week or so, you might wanna get it checked out. (sorry. once a mom, always a mom)

    Take it easy. Literally. :o)

  3. i hope your body recovers quickly. your gratitudes today are amazing!

  4. No pain, no gain? But I wouldn't trust myself with a compass and the wide-open Atlantic!

    Have a good Monday.

  5. Now Syd you should have known better than to have gone sail in this weather!

    Check on the sciatica.

    I am thankful for you and your blog wisdom. You are an inspiration.

  6. Hey Syd. I'm a faily new blogger stopping by to tell you how much I enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experience. Jenn

  7. I feel for you, Syd. I've thrown my back out many times. Talk about pain. Yikes


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