Okay, so what? Well, for the past couple of weeks I've been darned close to flat on my back. The only thing/person that's kept me upright is my chiropractor - God bless him! (Olman Mata, in Covina) I managed to hobble in to his office the day after I threw out my back and he beat the heck out of me. I went back two days later for more of the same. For about 10 days I could feel the pain lurking in the base of my spine, but I was able to get around. That's all - I could just get around. And, after about 10 days, it happened again, and Friday I was back in for a second round of chiropractic care.
The worst thing is that when this happens I feel old! I'm reminded that there are so many things I did when I was younger that I can no longer do - as easily (I so still keep trying to do them!). So, back troubles cause me to be not just physically limited, but emotionally drained.
This weekend, although I was moving slowing and standing a bit crooked, I just couldn't stand not doing anything any longer! I can do without house cleaning, I can do without shopping, I can do without a lot of things, but I absolutely miss working on projects in the garage. So, I decided to find something I could do - something on a small scale.
No boards longer than 24", nothing heavy, no drawers to wrangle with. Just this. (and, yes, the pictures are horrible. I think I need to clean the lens of my camera phone...)
I think it's kind of cute. I like that it's sort of rustic. I like the metal trim. And, hopefully, that it's functional. The docs had mentioned they wanted something with hooks to hang by their front door. I don't know if this will work, but it's theirs if it does. I can see them stashing mail or phones in the slots, and keys or coats on the hooks.
If I can find a chalk pen before I give it to them they might even write each other sweet love notes, you think??