Thursday, January 31, 2008

ouch

my achy back* and i had the pleasure of spending a few lovely days in cambridge with my mom and dad this week. it was an even more luxurious visit than usual: my dad took me to a boston vegetarian society pre-valentine's day dinner at veggie planet on monday night, a multi-course feast prepared by an extremely young chef. the highlights included chili-spiced almonds; a very tasty potato croquette topped with delicious things including frizzled leeks; and a scrumptious vegan tiramisu for dessert. i also got two massages from my mom the massage therapist, and she sent me home with a heating pad, instructions for back stretches, and an aston pillow of my very own, which i'm supposed to sit upon whilst i sew (and type -- i'm sitting on it now!). lulu was also a fine hostess, as usual.
























*probably you haven't heard much about my achy back, being as i'm so stoic and all. "achy" is not really the accurate word -- either my back feels "fine," or it goes into spasms of pain at just about any movement, causing me to moan "owie, owie, owie!" it's on my list of my least favorite physical symptoms of turning 40.

5 comments:

mama d said...

I was just thinking that I'd heard nothing of your achy back when I read the explanation! I have something like that, although it started in my 20s, and it's just unbelievable how much pain muscle spasms can cause. My main tip for you is don't carry your kids--just make them walk on their own!

lizzie lou said...

oh, maybe that's what i've been doing wrong!

seriously, i've had renewed sympathy for my brother adam, who has back issues every now and again, and who has very recently had kids that needed to be carried and a back that just couldn't do it! lucky for him, they're getting pretty big now...

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry your back is being naughty. You join the ranks of many famous bad backs, like JFK's and mine.
Dancer Lady

Mary said...

I can see that Portland needs my help !!!

lizzie lou said...

at least i'm in good company!