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Ow! Ow! Ow!

Ready to be picked up!Is the universe trying to tell me something? Am I only supposed to get one batch of shipments out the door each week??

There’s been a cycle recently, and it goes like this:

  1. Send out a batch of orders
  2. Spend a week getting caught up in summer fun and crafty activities
  3. Realize a week has gone by, panic, and get a HUGE batch of orders out the door
  4. Become conscientious: immediately get ready to send out the next small batch that came in while I was working on the last batc, and vow to be a better businesswoman for the rest of the summer
  5. BAM! Get smacked in the head with some affliction that makes it impossible to make good on #4

I’m seeing the pattern now. #5 is a punishment for #2. This time it’s my back. I have a really sore back, between my shoulder blades, but over to the right a bit. Movement is a problem. I could barely step into my shorts this morning, and putting deodorant under my left arm proved to be a challenge as well (note to Neil: when you get home tonight, try not to be downwind of my left side, since I plan to take the kids outside today and sweating is likely).There’s no way I can lug books up the stairs like this. I’ll have to just print out the paperwork so I’m ready to go as soon as my body wants to cooperate. I’m really starting to feel like I’m not “allowed” to do more than one shipping run per week this summer. Hey, I’m cool with fewer boring packing/shipping sessions, but letting the orders build up not only makes each shipping run really big and heavy, it kind of annoys the customers who have to wait.

Posy PrototypesOn another topic, I have a giveaway I want to post about later today or tomorrow, so stay tuned. Here’s a hint: think floral.


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9 thoughts on “Ow! Ow! Ow!

  1. I used to have the same exact pain in the same exact place, but I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for 4 years now. It turns out that my sacrum is 9 milimeters shorter on one side than the other, and so it threw a small curve in my back. I’ve been wearing heel lifts and getting adjustments, and it makes a big difference.

    Perhaps genetics has thrown you the same curveball?

    Feel better!

  2. […]Ok, as long as I am laying around today without moving my arms too much, I’m going to take advantage of it and do computerey things.[…]

  3. Hmmm, maybe it *is* hereditary. I get this from time to time, and it really is so hard to move when this happens. I wonder if a chiropractor is covered under our insurance… Today I’ve also got “female stuff” going on, so life’s a real bowl of cherries around here right now 😉

    Thanks for the info and well-wishes!

  4. I have the same upper back thing going on Lisa. Mine is 4 vertebrae out of wack and my chiro is cracking away. Now I have nicely aligned verts and pissed off muscles. Lifting anything sucks…you have my sympathy.

  5. Must be something going around. You have my sympathy as well! Maybe we can all just sit around and moan for the next few days.

  6. RE: female. I’m really enjoying the Mirena IUD. Monthly stuff is not a concern anymore. Not sure if that fits your bill…

  7. come sit around here….we have a full size pool! none of the kiddie stuff. yeah..bring the boys too. they can swim and play with the dogs. Mine is better today as I can see yours is too.

  8. Son #2 would jump at that invitation. Son #1 would need to be dragged over kicking and screaming – he’s afraid of water more than 6 inches deep, and of dogs (he’s more afraid of being licked than being bitten, but it’s a fear nonetheless, strange as it may be). I’ll leave them both home and be over as soon as I can book a flight – ahhhh quiet pool time… 😉

  9. hehehe sure leave em home. girl time beside the pool and then some claying in a nice AC house.

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