Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend. A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives. It’s a lovely check-in!
If we were having coffee I’d probably prefer to take a stroll with our coffee. I’d tell you that I spent most of the week sick, then, as I was coming out of being sick, I managed to pinch my sciatic nerve. I’ve dealt with my share of back pain — muscle cramps and thrown-out backs — and a good deal of ankle pain, but this is a new experience entirely. My office chair is pretty good, and seems to keep the pain at bay, and walking and moving seems to be fine — but when I sit on the bus, or at my home desk (I am now discovering) or try to lay down… ouch. Pain echoes through the back of my legs, and in my lower back. I can keep it pretty under control with Ibuprofen at this point but what a pain.
I’d tell you that I’m starting to try to figure out my new schedule. I’ve taken on some Sunday morning commitments, which means I’m working my 8-5 job during the week, and then have a 8-12 job on many Sundays (and a standing Sunday night social commitment). My weekends have become severely limited, and so I’m trying to figure out juggling all that, social plans, and still getting writing done. I know I’ll figure it out but I’m just coming out of the cloud of a busy work week and then being sick so everything seems a bit overwhelming right now.
I have been able to do some reading over the past two weeks. While I don’t hold much hope for completing the Lousia May Alcott Reading Challenge, I did get a good ways into A Long Fatal Love Chase last weekend, it’s everything I expected to be, and pretty fun to read. Though I’m pretty sure I’m laughing at the wrong places.
I finished A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore, for the Lazy Lambs Book Club — and am looking forward to our discussion about it starting on the 27th! I also started and fished Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus, which was a great read – much fun!
How have you been this week? Read anything good? Have any exciting summer plans?