During the heat of mid-afternoon yesterday, I was sitting at my computer in the rig and felt a little twinge in my back. That little twinge would become very important today, but I’ll go into that later. Emma and I hopped into the car and took a drive on the refuge roads that are under construction. There is one spot where the road makes a 90* turn with a water structure on the left side of the road.
I like this particular spot because there is usually some bird action going on. Yesterday, it was a little blue heron looking for an early dinner.
The birds tend to stand on a ledge of the structure to hunt for fish. It’s hit and miss, and this time it was a miss.
Then the bird hunkered down a little more for a better shot.
What a balancing act! But what about results?
Don’t lose it now!
Time to get the fish into position.
Gulp! The fish goes down sideways. What a moment in time. It’s these little ordinary occurrences in nature that make my time here so worthwhile for me. I feel like I’m one lucky person.
Fast forward to this morning. As I was brushing my teeth, that little back twinge turned into a full blown back cramp. Man, that sure hurt, and resulted in me struggling to be able to walk. I was almost in tears as I tried to take Emma for her first outs. I barely made it down the rig stairs. All I could manage was to hook her up to her outside line, and try to crawl back into the rig. Dang! There went my plans for a hike on the Skillern Tract today. The last time I had a back problem like this was 30 years ago. I spent a lot of time in the horizontal position today for some relief. I’m hoping I’ll be back to normal by this weekend to work in the VIS. I’ve decided a little pampering is in order for me. I don’t have time for this!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy