Welcome to my weekend coffee share, hosted by Natalie the explorer. And I am relaxing after having slept in late when my back started screaming at me. My drink this morning is a Tazo Zen tea, a green tea which actually does have caffeine but not as much as a coffee would.
Maybe it seems strange that I am not drinking coffee during a weekend coffee share, but I am just trying lots of different things lately for my health and my stress levels. Both of these are intricately related at any rate.
My weekend started out pretty low-key, and I was a bit tired after my work week, so I ordered in for dinner, and just laid around with my dog and later watched Netflix. I got to see my son playing with the dog which was fun to watch for a while, before he went out to dinner.
Spring is such a beautiful time of year, but I’ve been overwhelmed with memories of last year. I’m trying to remind myself of how far things have turned around with my son and my family, and if the people who helped me through those times. It is a work in progress. I certainly have plenty to keep me busy, but it is tiring me out.
This is just where I am at the moment, I don’t mean to complain! My boyfriend and I are planning a vacation for this summer, and that has been fun to plan. The end of my school year is approaching, so that’s a good thing. At the moment I am contemplating what my exercise of the day will be, and it is sure to involve some yoga, because maybe that will help my back. I probably need a good amount of stretching.
It seems that pain is quite a distractor, and my teaching job requires a huge amount of multi-tasking. I must have pulled my back in the last day or two, becuase yesterday at work was rough during my classes, when two kids need help at the same time and often interrupt each other. They say we must train them not to do that, but it is a process that needs so much repetition. Anyhow, my main goal is not to let pain stop me from moving. A physical therapist once said that mine is a stability problem and not a mobility problem. Sounds believable, so I plan to do more yoga at home with an online site called Yoga Collective.
I’m still finishing up the audible version of Wuthering Heights. Bronte definitely created some twisted, messed up characters and relationships. It isn’t a book to rush through, though I feel the best parts were earlier in the book.
The sunshine is inviting, so maybe I’ll heed that call! Have a great weekend everyone, and a great week to follow!
7 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, 3/26/22”
Great to hear about your progress. Sorry to hear about your back pain.
Now that I have a history of my own back malfunctioning, I cannot help but feel for you. There’s little we do that does not somehow depend on our back.
Hope it passes quickly.
Thank you, Gary. I made sure to walk and stress, because being still or laying around just makes it worse.
I hope your back is feeling better so you can fully enjoy your weekend. Thank you for your coffee/ tea share.
Thank you, Natalie!
I’ll happily share a cup of tea with you, and maybe we can take a walk while we chat over our tea? My back has been bothering me, too, so a slow stroll would be lovely, while discussing vacation dreams and plans 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week ahead!
Thank you, Melissa! Planning a vacation always puts me in a good mood! Walks do as well. 🙂
That sitting area in the photo at the end, with the plants, looks very inviting! I hope your back pain eases up. Planning a vacation is fun. We talked about our summer vacation during our family dinner tonight. We don’t have any extreme plans at all, I’m letting things be a little open in case my daughter’s dad pulls himself together and decides to see her. I really want that to happen, for her. If not I’m sprinkling out some camping trips, and visits to local and semi local beaches throughout the summer. There is definitely going to be some hiking as well. I am ready for spring and summer now 🙂 The temperatures outside aren’t there yet.