Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

This week! Now recovering.

It's been a tough week. I did bad, awful things to my back over the past few weekends and gave myself several migraines throughout the week. When ignoring the problem did no good, I finally gave up and went to get a massage and adjustment with the chiropractor on Friday. Now I feel greatly meat-tenderized and walk very gingerly, but my headache is finally gone, and I feel like my whole skeleton is much happier. I can do pain-free over-the-shoulder checks again when driving.

With great pain comes great grumpiness, and I have been very poor company all week - when I haven't been huddled on the couch with icepacks on my eyes trying to be no company at all.

It hasn't helped that we are breaking world records with our birch pollen counts. I'm not particularly allergic, but when a high count is in the 90s and we're in the 4000s, it does cause some discomfort. It's down on the official count now (750), but I live up in the hills and we're a little behind the valley seasonally, so I suspect ours is still very high. I left the kitchen window open an inch or two this morning and the dishes in my drainer were coated with pollen. Ugh.

Hornets are out, too! I set out traps three days ago and dumped out about 20 yellow jackets and 20 bald-faced hornets out of one trap this morning. Die! Die!

Have a coloring sampler page! This is from my very own From The Deep coloring book. Download the high res here: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/coloringbook.php?id=60

Tags: alaska, artwork, health

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