In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Swimmy Headed

Last Monday morning, I threw my back out.


Apparently I have what my doctor calls a "fragile" back.

Anyway, with the pain meds, the muscle relaxers, and the anti-inflammatories, I have been in an altered stage of consciousness for a week. One of my great aunts used to describe this feeling of not-quite-being-in-ones-body as being swimmy-headed, and that describes it about as well as anything.

However, despite all that, I have made it into work every day. I cooked and hosted our family Thanksgiving feast yesterday--Dearly Beloved and I will have a less extensive and intensive version on the real Thanksgiving Day--and I managed to get two more of my Barbara Jackson Williamsburg ornaments stitched.

Obviously, neither is finish-finished. If my back continues to improve, that may happen during the long holiday week-end. I have Friday off as well as Thursday, and I am planning to do a little bit of Christmas prep while I'm at home.

Assuming I'm over the fear of moving the wrong way and having to be swimmy headed again.


  1. Hope your back feels better soon, I hate the state pain medicatons leave me in!

  2. Get better real soon!
    I just cannot get in any stitching when I have swimmy head. You did great!

  3. Hope you're feeling better REAL soon!!