Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Tree Out 'BACK'

I haven't posted anything since last week. My back went out Thursday night, turning to get off of one of the bar stools in the kitchen. I've been in agony for 4 or 5 days. Sitting in one place - to write, read, drive, etc, makes the pain almost unbearable. (I'm typing as fast as I can tonight.) The doc has preached surgery & injections as potential remedies, as opposed to Vicodin, Naproxin & Skelaxin, but there's a family history (my dad broke his back twice) that makes me edgy about taking either of those routes. I'll be writing about my dad in the near future.

The tree in the picture is just inside the edge of 'the jungle' behind my back yard. It's got a cool branch running through the middle on a downward trajectory that looks like a snake slithering it's way to eat some poor, unsuspecting critter below. Deb took several pictures of it at dusk a year or so ago & every pic came out with some blurry images mixed into it - & she has great cameras. We showed them to the kids when they visited & it weirded them out. One of the 'orbs' had a face in the center. I'll try to retrieve it from Deb's files one of these days. What does that mean? I dunno. They say St Augustine is one of the most haunted places in the country. Far be it from me to dispute that.

The crooked branches sorta look like how my back has been feelin' - twisted, outta wack, & kinda brittle. Hopefully another couple days & I'll be back to normal. I have a meeting tomorrow so we'll see what 166 miles of driving does to me.

Well, better quit while I'm ahead - need my ice packs.....