Driving home on Wednesday afternoon, the four-day weekend stretched before me like a blank canvas. I had a massive to-do list made of all the things that needed to be accomplished, consisting of regular housekeeping as well as Christmas preparations, knowing that if I only finished half of them I would be happy.
We had already celebrated our family Thanksgiving early, so I didn't have to make a big dinner on Thursday. I did do a small-scale version, so that we would have turkey sandwiches and such to see us through the weekend...the leftovers are the best part of the feast, after all.
Friday is where I made my mistake. I decided to tackle a chore that had not even made it onto the to-do list. I emptied out the car...quite the job as I've been carrying around Christmas gifts in there. I cleaned out the console and under the seats. I cleaned the inside of all the windows, and dusted all the surfaces. And then I vacuumed all the carpets and upholstery. I think that was the straw that broke this camel's back.
Such a weak back this camel has, so I took some Advil and a long soak in a hot bath. This morning it was no better. I ate breakfast so I could take a muscle relaxer, and then I went back to bed to read. A few chapters in, the muscle relaxer kicked in, and sent me back to dreamland. They must have been very amusing dreams, because a few hours later I woke myself up laughing out loud. :)
The back is feeling somewhat better now, but I don't want to push it. So the only chore I accomplished today was loading and starting the dishwasher. I also started a very small jewelry piece for myself. That's where the photo for this post comes in...I'm a firm believer of wearing my heart on my sleeve...or around my neck.
I'm hoping that tomorrow the back will be better still, and I can still scratch a couple of things off of the list. We shall see.