Fifth Lumbar

That’s where Mark’s back trouble is, a slightly herniated disc and a drying out of the discs. Those are the results of the EMG and MRI. He’s still in a lot of pain, but that varies from day to day. Next step is to see a surgeon and determine whether surgery or physical therapy is in order. It is, of course, that pesky sciatic nerve that’s causing the pain in his leg. I don’t have any new artwork to show you, I’ve been dealing with this and the snow, and I need to get back to it. Last night we got the ice melt replenished everywhere and started shoveling, there’s more to do today.

Another rubber stamp

Just a design I rather like. I think it will work well with other stamps.

Mark and I went out to the Ark in Ann Arbor to see Joe Henry last night. It was a great show, he’s a singer/songwriter in the Tom Waites tradition, though for some reason he seems to be better known for marrying Madonna’s sister. Go fig. It was a great show, preceded by a great dinner at Connor O’Neil’s, consisting of a boxty and an Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, makes for a very happy Leann.

Today the snow is melting. I went for a long walk and enjoyed the foggy damp weather, it gives me hope of an eventual spring.

Where I Stood…

Not standing, lying down. It’s been a busy weekend so far. I loaded the minivan Thursday night for the radio swap meet. Friday I shoveled the walkways of six and a half of the seven properties we own, then went back and did more shoveling at the ends of the driveways, until I was very crabby. (Any doubts on that, ask Mark) Then Mark and I went to the activities center where the swap meet was being held and unloaded everything. On to Royal Oak, where we met up with friends Joan and Andy for a really wonderful time seeing Bruce Honsby. Bruce had his work cut out for him, to get me in a good mood, and he managed quite well. It was a great time, with a great Thai dinner after. Up very early Saturday to go to the swap meet and sell radio parts, didn’t do nearly as well as hoped, but made some money. I also got to see my friend Jim’s new tattoo, it’s wonderful, and really makes me want to get one. Then of course I loaded all the stuff back into the van, we went home, and put all the stuff back into the basement. Mark took a nap, and then he took me out for a very nice dinner. I explained to him how he owed me a very nice dinner, and he agreed. We went to the Plymouth Crossing, in the one remaining Daisy Air Rifle building. Ah, mushroom ravioli, and a perfect G&T, that’s gin and tonic for those of you not in the know. Today we get Mark an MRI to find out what is squished in his back, and tonight a Superbowl party! Yeah, whoda thunk. But I love Ann and Shirley who are throwing it, and it’s rumored you don’t have to watch the game. I am kind of excited to see the ads, though.

Oh, and that wonderful cover my legs are under? Kari crocheted that for me. The same Kari that set up this blog for me. She’s cute, too.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.