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It's June!!

An update and then I am going to go read journals/reply to comments as I get some other reading/work done.

This weekend was quite a bit warmer than it has been!
I am excited that it is June. Though I am usually excited at the beginning of a new month. It feels like an opportunity. I was not so productive in May in many ways while also figuring out a few things. Was more in absorption mode.

I somehow managed to tweak my back when I was in the laundry.I am not even sure how! I was in the laundry and after moving or bending in a particularly ordinary way, I felt this series of shocks up my spine like I was being struck with something. After that it was difficult to walk properly and bend any which way. So I sat carefully upon the ground and on top of one of the washers, crossed my legs and twisted to pop my back which took the pressure off and righted things. I was able to walk and move fine, but that area is tender now. It will take another day or two to feel less sore. Lying on my side is not fun unless I have a pillow in between my legs. It's been a lot worse though. I haven't had any problems in over a year. But I've had recurring lower back "issues" as my chiropractor called it since I was 16, so I need to be careful. It isn't weight or movement usually but just moving in a very particular way for just an instant that knocks things out. It might be related to an accident I had on my bicycle when I was 15. I was riding a racing bike when someone came out of an alleyway and hit me and I was thrown several feet. I caught a lot of air and after I landed I slid a few feet on the asphalt. On my face. I luckily was wearing a helmet. I remember limping home which was about another block. :OOO

Oddly, my back feels better than it did before I tweaked it. I am standing up straighter and feel taller.

Another reason that June is rather nice is that the university lets out and we are bathed in relative peace and quiet. Quite a few people leave to go on their annual trip to Europe or wherever and most students go back home. Summer session is pretty intense and all around is the soft buzzing of people focusing on their tasks (or else!) The warmer weather has a way of mollifying folks or causing them to slacken their pace a bit and to not rise up to meet every possible, perceived offense or slight to their person. I am not a fan of HOT weather, but I do appreciate the season. Perhaps when it gets ridiculously hot, I will go swimming. <3


Here are a couple of photos of Percy, Bill's brother, who passed away a little over a year ago. I had meant to post them before but I lost them in my bucket! Things that I've uploaded are out of order.



Not quite an adult:



Adult Percy. He was four when he died. ;_;




Also, the birds are getting super loud in the mornings! It's great! Around the Solstice, the dawn chorus gets louder and louder. Sometime after the Solstice, the tweeting is noticeably less enthusiastic.

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a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 1st, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
He was beautiful, honey...reminds me of a kitty I had that died too young for my taste. He was a pretty boy, too. More Siamesish though.

Ohhh, June can bring so much happiness!! Now if only we could keep the cooler spring weather in June!

Isn't that funny how a twinge can become something AWFUL when bending just the right way? Most back injuries have little to do with lifting and everything to do with HOW. Body mechanics. Glad you felt even better than before after you worked the kinks out. Hope the soreness goes away faster!

*HUGS*
starswan
Jun. 3rd, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's a lot better.

Yeah. He had the sweetest disposition. He was so polite. The weirdest thing that he did was to fiend after wool and steal dirty dish towels. He would knead my hair. Then one day I cut it quite a bit and he sort of didn't speak to me for about a day. :D
a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 3rd, 2015 02:59 am (UTC)
Ohhh, sounds like HE had some Siamese in him! With those eyes, I shouldn't wonder.

Hee!! They DO get offended over the slightest of things. I know it isn't funny, but it totally is at the same time!

*HUGS*
mr_marvelous67
Jun. 1st, 2015 11:18 pm (UTC)
I love it when the college kids leave. My town gets so quiet and slows down and I love it.

Percy was a pretty kitty. Look at those ears!
starswan
Jun. 3rd, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
Yes! One more week to go...

His ears were orange too! They looked quite red outside and slightly more brownish inside. And in the light you could barely make out stripes on his legs. It's like he had invisible stripes.
navaan
Jun. 2nd, 2015 09:05 am (UTC)
Percy really was one awfully beautiful cat!

Glad your back is feeling better and you can enjoy some warm weather and a good start into June. :)
starswan
Jun. 3rd, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
Yeah. I still miss him. :(
He realllllly knew it. He would flirt with people, ladies especially.
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