Well, quite a change from our Spring-like weather on Wednesday! Here is what it looks like this morning (click to enlarge):
That is the lilac bush in front of my office window. Grey, cold and icy outside. Each branch is coated and even though it is grey and dismal out, everything is glistening. I don't think it will last as the temp is now above freezing and it is raining. Cars have been going up and down the street, so I assume driving is ok. I'm not planning on going anywhere anyway, but I know Fletch is hoping to run a couple of errands this morning. But, he's not even out of bed yet, so it will be some time before he ventures out.
Meanwhile, this sweet kitty wanted to go out at 2 a.m.!
She is not really sticking out her tongue at me - she was in the middle of grooming when I called her name. Mabel continues to earn her keep - yesterday she caught and killed two voles! Who knew we had so many voles on our property?
My back continues to improve and I did not use any muscle relaxers yesterday or today (so far). I talked with my doctor yesterday and it is ok for me to do some MILD exercises. I had hoped to book a massage, but she nixed that idea until after the MRI.
I only have one conference call today at 11 a.m. and I am thankful it is just one. I plan to have a productive day stitching, knitting and reading. I am more than ready for the weekend. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
I'm glad to hear the ice doesn't seem to be causing any major problems this morning! It missed us (we just got rain), but some areas around us got ice -- kiddo was asking why some schools had a delay this morning. I hope a little bit of exercise helps your back. I was surprised how much keeping up with my walking helped mine. I suppose keeping the blood flowing through the muscles helps them to heal!ReplyDelete
I am glad you are slowly feeling better! We have rain and ice and it's really cold, brr! Hi Mabel!!ReplyDelete
I am glad your back is improving! And Yay Mabel! You go girl! Have a great weekend :)ReplyDelete
Ice storms are so destructive -- but also so beautiful! Enjoy the glistening while it lasts -- from inside! I'm so glad your back continues to improve. XOReplyDelete
2 AM!? Forget that. At 2 AM, Piper and Marlowe were snugged up with me in bed and Piper was likely snoring, but I wouldn't know because we were all asleep.ReplyDelete
More great news about your back, healing and causing you less pain. I'm so glad.
We dodged a terrible forecast of 3-5 inches and only got a glaze of ice and less than a quarter inch of snow. Finally, a break! Yay!
I'm glad to hear that your back continues to improve, and that you are indoors on this icy day. I walked up to Main St. for a haircut and it was treacherous! (I should have worn my yak traks.) Hope you have a great weekend filled with knitting, stitching, reading, relaxation, and more healing!ReplyDelete
Yay for Mabel! And yay for feeling better. I must ask though--you don't have those little volcanoes of dirt? We have voles and as they move through the back yard they kick up all those craters.ReplyDelete
When mom and dad moved into their current house, they had a lot of voles. Her cats made short work of them! I had never seen a vole until they moved there!ReplyDelete
Bravo, Mabel! I can’t imagine driving on ice coated streets, but the ice encrusted bush is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Glad to read that you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
You need to get Mabel a kitty flap so she can let herself out at 2AM!
Ice scares me to death after we had our terrible ice storm years ago but it sure is pretty. I'll never forget the sound of the ice covered trees crashing to the ground for days on end. It was like glass breaking. We only got rain this time around. I hate to say it but I would like one more little snow before winter is over but we are running out of days. I didn't even realize March was right around the corner.ReplyDelete
Ice storms are pretty to look at ... and that's about it! hope it all melted! and glad your back is getting better. Resting through an injury is hard, but I'm finding it's the only way to really heal. Have a good weekend!ReplyDelete
Ice is so pretty, but so deadly. We used to have lots of ice storms in Spokane. We had snow most of the day yesterday but bright sunshine today although it never got warmer than 14F.ReplyDelete
We still have lots of snow in the shady spots.
I'm glad you've had a couple of days of reprieve from the back pain. I sure hope that continues for you.
I've been spending all of my free time cross-stitching. Hoping to get the baby announcement done by the time she's born with just details to add.
Ice - yikes! I am not a big fan. But I'm glad your back continues to be on the mend and you're able to continue to rest it. It will make such a difference in the long run!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy this weekend. Take good care!
Fee1 much better fast! Enjoy your knitting whi1e you hea1.ReplyDelete
I hope you are feeling much better this weekend. I love the way Mabel has her legs crossed in the photo - quite the model.ReplyDelete
Keep pacing yourself! The pic of Mabel is so cute!ReplyDelete
Brrr! That ice is amazing. The ice around here is gone, and it's back to raining. Glad your back is improving and hope you had a nice weekend.ReplyDelete