This morning, we were looking down at one of my favorite places at Ayr Mont - the rock in the Eno River. It's a beautiful, peaceful place to sit.
Moomin Light (to my back)(which is having major problems this week*): It'll be fine. There's nothing about going down there that will hurt.
Moomin Light's knees: Starting to grumble.
Moomin Light to knees: Shut up!
View from the rock:
Here are some more pictures from our walk at Ayr Mont:
Garden behind the historic house
* An accident happened right in front of me as I was leaving church after choir rehearsal last Wednesday. A car was turning into the side road I was on, but the driver mis-judged the traffic and was hit by an SUV that couldn't stop. The car spun within a few feet of my van, and bits of the SUV's front bounced off my van's hood. Fortunately, nobody was injured in either vehicle. There's a lot more to the story, but I've gone over and over it in my head and don't really want to write it.
Every muscle in my body went Sproing! when it happened, however. My back has been really bad, and I'm getting through on Advil and Ben Gay. I already had a massage scheduled for yesterday, which has helped.** I also got a CPAP a week and a half ago. I'm gradually getting used to sleeping with it, but my sleep is all broken up (even more than usual) as I do so. I've had a lot of really tired days this last week, and I've started blog posts which will never be finished.
** At one point, the massage therapist could tell that my attention had wandered: "Where are you right now?" "Back next to the car, trying to comfort the lady who caused the accident." "Give yourself permission to set that aside for later."