Thursday, September 1, 2016
ON THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER...
I am! September 1st is one of my favorite days of the year. I love that September is summer and fall all wrapped into one. And they are my two favorite seasons.
Yesterday I got out in the yard and started weeding. It needed it so badly. But the 94* weather and my arthritis did not like me and I could work only a short while. I got something done though and that's what counts. A little at a time and it will all get done.
No one showed up for Bible study last night so Joe and I had our own study. It was good. We got new pew Bibles and Joe and I were moving them into the sanctuary. Mostly Joe. Again it strained my back a little bit.
So last night I was in the bathroom. I went to reach for something and felt my back go out. OUCH!!!! The pain was so bad I couldn't move and I began to cry. It takes a lot to make me cry with pain because I have a high threshold. Joe got me into bed and there I laid all night. He gave me some pain medication that put me to sleep and I felt better this morning. But a lot of my plans for today are now changed. I can hardly move so baking, decorating and moving furniture is out. But... September is a whole month and things will get done.
I began my day with a cup of pumpkin spice tea. I got it in Lancaster last year. I thought I was getting just a few bags and here there were 60 or so bags in the can. I don't drink tea all that often and pumpkin spice tea even less so it lasted me all last autumn and will probably last this autumn and into next year. I guess when you think about it that was quite a bargain!
I did wear my "Harvest Festival" shirt. It has longer sleeves and that's fine because today it went from the 90s to the 70s! It's been beautiful outside.
Today was the good-by party for my former boss. He got a promotion and has moved on. I wanted to go to wish him well, but I can hardly move, so I had to cancel out. *sigh*
I had planned so much to do today. I even had my annual dinner all set to go. But... I couldn't get to the store and walk around. So I ordered online and it wasn't ready for pick up until 7:30 p.m. I was still going to make my special dinner but I was in so much pain I couldn't stand up to cook it. So Joe suggested we get take out. We ended up at Sonic. I got some chicken strips and a watermelon slush which I am still drinking two hours later. It's wonderful! I am a happy camper.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day and there is a whole month of September days to do the wonderful things I had planned. And they will get done.