Today is brought to you by the letters A & W. A for the Advil I’m taking and W for the whine. I pulled out my back and I can’t move. On the one hand, it means Alpha Man has to make the bed and do the grocery shopping. On the other hand, it means I can’t climb up the cabinets to get the cookies I’ve hidden away or make opening day at Northstar Ski Resort this weekend.
I actually broke my back several years ago. It was a compression fracture between L3 and L4, which is lower back. And that’s what goes out sometimes now. I’ll just be walking along minding my own business and WHAM, I’m frozen and can’t move. So frustrating. Although it is fun because when I’m like this, I can’t carry a thing. Not the cat, not my purse, not even a book. Any weight in my hands at all is too painful. So lucky Alpha Man. He gets to carry the cat, my purse (I tried to get a pic of this but he flat out said he’d kill me dead if I did), and my books. It’s like we’re in school and he’s carrying my backpack for me. I’m far more amused by this than he is.
One thing this does is that it makes me slow down some and smell the roses. Except we don’t have any roses and there’s snow in the yard.
And yet … there is a silver lining. My Kindle is fully charged. Your mission? Tell me what you think I should read. I’m all ears. And, as it turns out, I’m not going anywhere…
p.s. For those of you who bought RESCUE MY HEART, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. The book hit the New York Times Bestseller list and the USA Today Bestseller list, making my entire week. You are all so very important to me and I appreciate each and every one of you. Even the one of you who keeps writing to tell me to stop swearing in my books. I’m not going to do that, and I’m sure you’re not going to stop complaining, but I still appreciate you.