Good 48º morning. The pressure is dropping right now but rain not predicted until late tonight or tomorrow. Nothing on the radar or satellite. The pollen count is 4 out of 12.
A few wispy clouds here this am....
Last night the sunset was again, pretty....
It's darker earlier and earlier.. these taken just before 7pm.
Thursday I tweaked my back moving a heavy object I had no business doing. My back hurt, but not that bad. When I woke up yesterday I was in excruciating pain. I could barely get out of bed and walking was a real chore. I called the spine clinic where the neurologist was who operated on my back. They would get me in, but had to find my chart (2 years since surgery), evaluate what I told the nurse, and assign a doctor (my doc has since gone to the teaching hospital at the University in Portland). I waited a bit and then decided I needed help NOW. Called PJ and she came right up. All I could do to get into underwear and a shirt. I still had on my pajama bottoms. Off to the ER we went. PJ laughed, here I am ... no makeup and pajama bottoms. She said I could go to Wal-Mart and fit right in!
We were at the ER for a total of 5½ hours! 2½ waiting in the lobby and 2 hours I was in with the doc and nurses. Got two pain shots, x-rays. Said the surgical spot was not compromised, no breaks or pinched nerves, just swollen muscles. Yeah! Came home, got prescriptions filled, and sat in my chair with an ice pack on my back. Soooooooo much better today.
I did get some nice 'jewelry' at the hospital.....
To top all of this off yesterday we were supposed to celebrate Tucker's birthday at Tap Rock. Brian said since "Bobo" was in the ER they decided to reschedule.
Then another bummer is that the Harvest Fair, Antique Show, and wine tasting at Harry and David's is this weekend! Dang. Three of my favorite things.
Ok, that's enough about me! Historically this date....
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
2008 – The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.
And births this date include....
1924 – Sheila MacRae, singer & actress
1930 – John W. Young, American astronaut
....and today is the birthday of my friend Jan Esquivel ..
Jan is the hardworking wife and backup for our state Representative Sal Esquivel, R-Medford District 6.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!!!
All I know. Will be a quiet day. Happy Saturday everyone!
International Rabbit Day
National Cherries Jubilee Day