My back pain has subsided, thank goodness. It was a portent of things to come I think, as age starts to wear down the body. It's not just my back that reminds me of the passing of time. Mostly it's that the kids. Jack has finished school and is embarking upon the next chapter of his life-as a student at Edinburgh University. It's fresher's week, and tonight he is out at a freshers do. It makes me feel very old when he talks about Uni, rather than school. So it's fitting that today I post this layout, which was done a couple of months ago for The Scrapbook Magazine.
.I And yes, I really do have the same feelings as I did when he started school all those years ago. In some ways I am even more anxious for him. At least school was a structured, and pretty secure environment, where he was known to the teachers. He is on his own at University and he really will sink or swim. Let's hope it's the latter!
...I have a sore back-well sore is an understatement! It's really excruciatingly painful. Not all the time. Just when I'm sitting, or bending. If I sit I struggle to get up. And bending is out of the question. I blame the vacuum cleaner. It first felt a twinge when I was cleaning on Saturday, and as the day went on, the pain increased. It was bad on Sunday, and is still bad today, so I am unable to go to work.
And bending-you don't realize how much you bend in a day until you can longer do it, For example in the shower-where's the shampoo?..on the floor..help! getting dressed, getting plates from the cupboard, putting something in the oven, plugging in a computer. It's driving me-and the family- nuts!! But I am most comfortable standing or walking, so guess what? I can scrap! So today I made this layout: Heidi Swapp letter masks, glimmer mists, Kaisercrafts papers and rub ons