Hubby went to the drugstore, bought Icy Hot, came home, rubbed it on my back, and lawdee does it feel good. But the smell, the oil of wintergreen reminds me of smokeless tobacco, which my Grandma used when I was a little girl. Grandma was from Kentucky, and her whole life she dipped "snuff" while hiding her mouth behind a handkerchief. I remember not understanding what she was doing, and mother evaded my questions. I guess she thought the subject was not for "delicate" little ears.

But the smell this afternoon reminds me of grandma and it's a comforting memory. Who woulda thunk it...

Note to self: actually, note to everyone: Never sit for long periods at the computer, working intently without moving around. Holy Moley, I never have back pain, but I've got it now! This has been going on since Sunday and I'm not a happy camper. Poor hubby, he's been really good about taking care of me, I think he deserves an apple pie when I'm better...

Today is Ry’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Baby Boy!!!!!  Just saying that makes me feel younger!  Yeah, it does.  Works for me…..

Sometimes I feel that my body is betraying me. How dare it hurt when the weather changes. This part of the aging cycle especially bothers me.

Why does it have to be like this, why am I turning into a human barometer, acutely aware of every weather front that comes through? My head hurts, my body aches, and I don't like it one bit! But there is no solution to this, I suspect it is just goig to get worse. So i sit here complaining, which does no good either, but sometimes you just gotta vent!!! Know what I mean, Vern????