A Forced Slow-down

I’m breaking from my typical format for this post mainly because we had a very atypical week. I don’t remember if I mentioned it in my previous post, but my back went all sorts of wonky, which landed me in Urgent Care (thankfully we have a lot of stand-alone UCs, so we were able to find one that wasn’t busy). I left with some muscle relaxers and some Ibuprofen 800…and hardly being able to move without being in pain or without having severe muscle spasms. It’s now been a full week and I’m just barely starting to be able to get around. Paul jumped right into the trenches and took over everything. I am so, so grateful for his willingness to do so and for the fact that he was able to take time off of work so I could focus on healing. I’ve still got a ways to go, but I think (fingers crossed) that by Monday I’ll be able to handle enough of my daily tasks so that he can return to work, because I know he’s really needed there, too. Since I’ve mostly been in bed, I didn’t take too many pictures this week, but I got a few:

Abigail was just soaking in all the extra “Daddy-time”.
I mentioned to Paul that I wanted a better way to store my cooling racks/platters/cutting boards. I had found an organizer on Amazon that I thought might work, so I talked with him about it and he agreed it would work. I love that they are not all leaned up against each other anymore. I do still have a couple of things double-stacked, but because they are straight up and down (instead of at an angle), it’s still easy to get the things I need.
Our favorite BBQ place set up a food truck at the park in our neighborhood…so Paul went and grabbed dinner for us one night. It was soooo yummy!
I absolutely love sunset clouds…
…especially when they go all purpley-pink.

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