Thursday, May 15, 2008
Its Thursday already and a beautiful day out. Spring is really hear and the birds are cheeping and the flowers are blooming. Even the dandelions are pretty.
I have been laid up for 3 days. The back and neck went totally south on me and I finally had to take to bed with ice packs, pain pills and my TEN's unit. The nerve pain I was having was extremely painful. I am feeling better today,but still under a fog from the effects of the medications. I hate them but am grateful for them when I get like that. Today it has settled down enough that tylenol is enough to make it livable. I think it was from working Sunday. It was such a busy night and we had to move alot of beds. That pushing and pulling really gets to me some days. Thankfully I am getting better and doing my exercises today.
Since I have been laid up I have been reading the biography of Nikola Tesla the inventor and electrical genius whose theoretical work was responsible for AC among other wonderful inventions. He was the first to work on robotics, radio waves, X Ray and actually was more responsible then Edison for the lighted world we know. He also had OCD and everything in his life had to be dividable by 3 to make him happy. When eating soup he figured out the cubic contents in the bowl. It is a very interesting book.
One thing that interests me and worries me and that the author also addresses. Children these days with these gifts, as he was gifted from early childhood, are often put in specialclasses and drugged with Ritalin and other such drugs to stifle their creativity and make them " behave as normal" in class. What inventions of the future are being forever lost by our insistence of putting everyone in a certain mold and punishing those who venture beyond it. Sad.
My son's painting is done in the one room. It turned out lovely. I laid on the couch and watched the guys paint it. I like to paint so it was hard to just watch but to tell the truth I just wasn't up to it. I haven't had pain quite this bad for a long time. I hope to not have it for a long time to come.
Zoey has been a jealous wreak since Chester came. The other day I was feeding Chester and Zoey grabbed a snowman I had and tore it to bits. I bet with every bite she was pretending it was Chester. She never does things like that. Lets hope she never gets hold of the little guy as I think he would be chewed on also.
Chester is so cute. Pouty little mouth and fat little piggy body he makes the cutest noises and begs when we come in the room. He loves apples and carrots. I think I could teach him tricks for them but Zoey would go mad. Silly animals.
Rick already looks like he needs a trim. His hair grows so fast. He is finally used to it and getting over the phantom ponytail feeling. I must admit to missing his hair. It was just so him. It is still a shock at times to see him.
Well, this is really about all I can think of to write and all the time I can sit here. What a bother. Take care all.
Posted by Julie at 8:59 AM