Sunday, August 24, 2008

Under the Weather....

Hello everyone out there in blogging land! I haven't posted in a while because I have been a little under the weather, and have therefore not been doing much. Those of you who know me, know that I have always had some issues with my back-who doesn't, right!-but they have been on the down low for some time now. However, last week, one of my thoracic vertebrae decided to slip-I believe that is the word that the chiro used!-and it has sent my whole back into rather painful, muscle spasms...not fun! Thankfully it is starting to feel better today, but I woke up with head congestion and body aches...what is up with that??!!!! At least I can take some good old fashioned Sudafed for that! Tylenol, Advil, and a muscle relaxer called Flexeril, have not even touched the pain in my back.
My hubby has magic hands though, and he has been kind enough to give me great massages, which has helped to ease the pain immensely. Thank you honey!

Anyway, because of my back, we have not done a whole lot of anything this week, except for lots of last minute school shopping, because I am a terrible procrastinator...I am still not done with it! Poor Bo, Waska, Amber and my kids. They have all lacked attention from me this week.
On Friday, we did go over to Amber's, took the trailer to get new tires, got a load of hog fuel for the flooring in the horse's shelters, brought the trailer back, washed it, painted any rusty spots on it, and unloaded the hog fuel. Well...the kids and Amber unloaded it. I sat there like a toad and watched!
What could possibly be more fun than riding in the back of a truck full of hog fuel??
Here they all are, getting ready to unload the truck. For those of you who know us, look at Jake's-Amber's 14 year old Aussie-coat. He just had it all shaved off last week, and he now looks like an old, saggy dog. He feels much better though!While Amber pulled forward and backed into the next run, Eric posed for this "Built Ford Tough" shot. That's my little redneck! Complete with Ropers, Wranglers, and a Mack truck t-shirt! My kids are both great little helpers, and Amber says that she cannot wait until Eric is around 16, because then she will hire him to do everything! Hey...wait a minute Amber! I am the one who labored for 38 hours with him, so I should get first dibs on him...heeheehee!!!As previously mentioned, I did not help unload the truck, but I did help wash, prime, and touch-up the trailer. My kids were more than a little bit bummed that I did not feel up to riding, but they settled for grooming and playing with the horses instead.
Don't you just love Katie's pink socks with her brown tennis shoes??? She had been wearing her flip-flops, and didn't want to put her boots on. The hot pink socks make a lovely statement with her plaid capri pants, don't they??

Tomorrow should be our last day of school shopping, orthodontist appointments, dentist appointments etc...and I should continue to feel better, so things are definitely looking up. Hope that all of you have had a nice weekend!

13 comments:

Andrea said...

love the built ford tough photos!! :) We are so Chevy folks!! That picture of your daughter with the pink socks is too cute!! Sorry you have been sick! Hope you feel better. Maybe sending the kids to school will help! It always works for me. LOL

Beth said...

Hopefully you feel better soon. Back pain is the worst. Maybe a shot of vodka will help. Ooh and I owe you an email. I will get to it!

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Twinville said...

Oh man! This is my second try getting my comment to post. Grrrr.
Blogger is annoying.

Katie is just going to love looking at that photo of her when she is older. She looks like such a Fashionista! hehe

I ruptured C-6-7 discs in my neck 13 years ago. It took me over a year to recuuperate after surgery.
I swear by Endomethicyn. Takes away the pain without that druggy feeling.

Don't worry about the ponies, dogs, kids or hubby right now. You take some time to heal and take care of you. I'l keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery from the pain.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Back problems are the worst, hope you're back to your old self soon. Seems like there is so much to do with so little time. Love all the pictures

The Knutson's said...

Andrea- Believe it or not, we are also Chevy people, but Amber and her hubby drive Fords...maybe we should help then out a little...lol!!

Beth- Ooooh...vodka! Maybe I should try that ;) Thanks for the e-mail!

Twinville- Thank you for your caring words. I have a difficult time taking NSAIDS that are stronger than ibuprofen...my stomach tends to bleed...ick!!! Is your neck better now?

Grey Horse- Yes, there is a lot to do! I call it the last minute rush for school supplies :) You would think that I would learn, and not be such a procrastinator, but oh well....

Heidi said...

I wish I couldn't relate to back problems, but I can! I was out of commission earlier this year, so I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. It's the worst!

I'm working on convincing Dave that we need a truck (so I can get a horse trailer). We have decided on a Ford ;-) but now just need to decide when to get one!

Your kids are so cute! Love the plaid capris, too :-)

Stephanie said...

Ahhhh...I just little horse girls! I think they are more independent than the rest personally. I have noticed that the girls at the shows, the ones that are there because they love horses and want to be there - not the ones that are living out their parent's dreams - will wear clothing that they like, not because its cool or not - if its comfy and makes them happy that's what they wear. They don't seam to conform to the group so much...

And ahhh yes Flexeril - Me and Flexeril are good friends...a prolonged treatment (3 days or so) didn't touch your back? Sometimes it takes a few days for it to kinda build up in your body...

Feel better!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

I feel for you and your back - been there, got the t-shirt. Take it easy...My best friend for 5 years has been vicodin, but i am afraid to take it very often because it can be scary stuff. There are just some times when the lighter stuff doesnt help.
I love the photo of Katie! What a doll! I think i can tell that she likes hanging on to that horse!

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

Oh ouch, back pain is the worst, effects the whole body! :-o I woke up one morning and could NOT move, I had pain from the middle of the back of my head to my lower back, it was crazy, took at least a week to get back to normal, but now doing the stupidest and simpliest tasks can jar it out of place again:-/ I wish I had a good massager at my disposal!
Love Kateie's whole outfit! Very cute pic of her and Bo.
Hope your back feels much better soon!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Seems all of us horse people suffer back pain. Yeesh!!

Love the plaid capris and pink socks-LOL. I am guilty of doing morning chores in my pajamas. The ponies could care less what we are wearing, just don't be late for breakfast-;)

The Knutson's said...

Update- My back feels 90% better today....yay!!!! I should be up and riding with my kidlets in no time! Thanks for all of your kind comments :)

Train Wreck said...

Hey That's what my trck looks like! Other than mine is a short bed! I am sorry to hear you are'nt feeling well. I hope you get to feeling better soon! When are you going to finish your story about camp and Cheyenne?? I need closure! he! he!

Momma / Cowgirl said...

Back to school stuff, I have forgotten. the kids are in school by the time i write this, but I hope the kidlets had a good first day back and mom got some rest!!