Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Christmas!

Well we certainly had a happy christmas, and I hope everyone else is enjoying their holidays as much as we have ours!

And I don't know about you but spending a lazy day with my husband and new flannel pajama pants is shaping up to be my new favorite day after christmas tradition.

My parents and sister are having a grand time and a whiter christmas than ours despite driving 16 hours south!  They're staying with my mother's family in the mountains of North Carolina and the six inches of snow they had last night means lots of family time inside, thankfully the town is so small everyone lives close by.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

To bed with me

This year has been a roller coaster of back problems for me.  In February I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in my lower spine.  The disc has been pushing on the nerve to my left leg causing my leg to go numb and resulting in a lot of pain and weakness.

Because I'd gone through all the possible treatments over this past year, with only temporary improvements, we finally got to the point where surgery was my only option.  I had the surgery on Thursday, December 9, to remove the damaged parts of the disc and came home Friday night.  It's a week later now and I'm still moving slowly but things are already feeling better.

I've taken time off from nannying, and it couldn't have come at a better time because the family's previous nanny is home from college for winter break and was able to take over for me.  My etsy stores have been closed for the time being, because until I can drive myself to the post office I won't be able to ship anything.

So that's really it for updates from me.  But now that I'm home working on projects, perhaps I'll have the chance to update the blog a bit more regularly.