On December 1st I injured my back.
I do this every so often, and I'm usually out of commission for about a week.
This time I really went big. I'm just now feeling almost like myself again.
Go figure: I'm lean and active, and this back injury is probably the worst I've had.
I think God had some priority shifting for me to do.
Brienna was so snuggly that first week, when I literally spent all of the time in bed, except trips to the bathroom (Ouch.) and the 2 showers I took (OUCH.).
She's good company; I highly recommend her if you're flattened by illness or injury.
Olivia made me this very sweet picture for the wall.
We spent a good bit of time cuddling together! The Lord was very gracious in that He helped them to be good girls and fend for themselves beautifully. Olivia was a whiz in the kitchen, and they all played together so nicely.
I had a LOT of these babies. Did you know BBQ sauce is wonderful on sweet potatoes?
Laughing does not hurt my back, I found out.
(Sneezing and coughing, though? AGONIZING.)
They made many beautiful pictures to hang near my bed. My favorite was this one by Ellia:
I won't be playing volleyball til after the new year, at least.
I haven't run since November 30, and I likely won't for another week or so. I'm okay with that.