Well now, that was certainly one unexpected delay!
What began as an uncomfortable back pain on saturday morning a few weeks ago, quickly turned into an all-out situation as the day progressed, and by the time I got home from a trip up the river to meet some of Captain America’s family, I could barely move.
So instead of writing, I spent the rest of the week going back and forth between laying flat on my back on a heating pad and soaking in the hot tub.
At least I had nurse Zooey to help me.
(She stayed by my side religiously, though I get the feeling it was more so that she could steal the heating pad the second I got up, rather than to keep me company).
Luckily, I am basically back in full working order these days – just in time too, because it seems that (besides today’s minor rainy interruption) Spring is starting to make an appearance in Oregon. Meaning some of the most perfect days of the year are upon us – sunshine without sweltering heat. What more could a girl want? After being cooped up in the house for nearly an entire week, not a whole lot!
So then instead of writing, I decided to make up for lost time by DOING THINGS.
Like making my very first “big girl” purchase…a beautiful hand-woven wool rug from India.
Perhaps it was more money than I should have spent on a rug, but it was on sale, and it caught my eye from the very first moment I saw it. After leaving the store without it the first day, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Of course, I had to go back. As we left the store my mom once again told me the story of her first big purchase (a nice stereo), and now I’m happy to say that in 30 years, I’ll also be able to afflict my children with the story of the first purchase that really made me feel like an adult ;)
But now, my back is better, I can sit upright, and there are rain clouds outside my window. I think I hear the universe saying “it’s time to get back down to business,” and I’m dutifully listening.
Besides, I’ve missed you all! It may take me a while to get back into the swing of things fully, but I’ve had so many thoughts that have gone unwritten – plus a backlog of the posts I’d had planned for the past two weeks – so you can definitely count on some more from The Hand-Written Life in the days and weeks ahead. (Just be patient with me, it may take me even longer than usual to get back to you…I know, I know – it’s something I’m working on getting better at, I promise!) I would also just like to end this by saying a big thank you to all of you for sticking in there and kept following even though I didn’t have anything to say for a little while. I appreciate it more than you know!
So, with that said – What did I miss while I was away? What was the first purchase you made to make you feel like an adult? When was the last time you were sick/injured and stuck indoors? How did you pass the time?