Oh Snap and No Drawings to Show For Either!!!


Some memories stay engraved in your mind with date and all: two weeks ago, Friday morning I made the bed and whilst bending over I felt a sharp pain in my back which I had not felt for long time. Snap!!! I could hardly walk, not sit up straight, not lay down. Ouch Ouch ouch…

The next few days I spent dozing of on muscle relaxers, soaking in the hot tub, scurrying through the house in the most inelegant way. Mr. Walker felt so sorry for me whilst I wailed and moanedΒ  IΒ complained just a little because in the greater scheme of things life was still good right?

Of course it was, Monday morning I called a chiropractor and he turned out to be a man of action who does not waste time! An hour later he was doing his witchcraft with high tec machinery and skillfully pulling and twisting my arms, legs and spine, which I bravely tried not find scary at all ( in vain)

So for the past two weeks, I could not sit up right, so no drawing to show for what so ever. I did read plenty of books.

And I did have fun crocheting these pebbles..and they fit so nicely with my green and blue light. Do not watch too closely, crocheting is not really my thing. Raveled it here

I admired greatly a quiche I baked (yes, that is rather pathetic indeed)

Knitted one sleeve at my from the top down cardigan.

There was snow and cold, as you can see in the first photos. I had cut a few branches earlier and put them in a vase. If you wait long enough, they will flower and you have a little Spring at home.

I laughed out loud when the Oldest Walker Boy send this photo all the way from Toronto.We debated wether this was left by a contemptuous dog or was Mr. Snowman trembling in his little snow boots about the upcoming winter storm?

We have nice Spring weather now…and I am knitting an Easter Hare in happy anticipation. You can already see it’s pretty behind ;o)

And this is what Charley is suggesting every time, I lay on the floor, doing my re-hab exercises. That is twice a day…

Love and Liefs, Johanna

84 thoughts on “Oh Snap and No Drawings to Show For Either!!!

  1. Oh, Johanna, I hope the physical therapy gets your back in order soon. It can be depressing to have back problems so I’m glad you have Charley to keep you company. The snowlady (I think.) with her pine needle eye lashes is so funny as was your comment about trembling in her boots. The sweater, it’s the best one I’ve ever seen. I love the two textures and colors. Gosh, it is wonderful.

  2. So sorry to read about your back! Hope all is well soon, soon, soon! Even in the midst of pain, you are still so creative. Onward and upward!

  3. You make it sound less awful than I bet it was–you’re very brave! And it does look like you had some fun with the crocheted rocks and the knitting. The sweater looks fabulous–I’m sure you know that that bright green is the “color of the year” for 2017? You’re right on trend! Keep feeling better and give Ms. Charley a hug from me (and the cats!) πŸ˜‰

  4. Get well soon! It’s amazing how much you created although you’re in pain. I’m doing the same here (I have got sinusitis) creating, knitting, writing anything really to distract me πŸ˜‚
    Your quiche looks so yummy! I can well understand that you’re so proud of it πŸ˜‹
    Love the crocheted pebbles and the sweater! πŸ˜„

  5. I’m not sure what changed for me over the last years but I have not needed a chiropractor in several years. But I would have given them whatever they asked for to keep me on my feet prior to that. They are magicians. My very first visit I was brought in in a wheelchair. Walking was too painful. I walked out, still in pain, but able to walk on my own. I am so glad you have someone to get you moving again. Looks like you made good use of your time anyway. I’m anxious to see the hare.

  6. Your back will be better in no time with a good chiropractor and a few daily exercises! And my goodness yes – Siddy has a rope that gets placed on my face most days when I am lying on the floor doing my stretches. Looking at your dogs face from upside down gives quite a different perspective doesn’t it πŸ™‚ I love your little crocheted stones, what a clever idea! I too am looking forward to seeing your Easter Hare completed, the pattern to date looks quite beguiling πŸ™‚ I hope you will be back to normal and moving freely again soon Johanna, take care! ❀

  7. Oh dear! Yikes I hope you feel better real soon..my husband has been battling a bad back for months and they can’t seem to know what’s going on…test test and more test meanwhile he’s in pain.. I hope your respite time aids in easing your pain and you’ll be back to new again

    • Well, I have been down that route too years ago. I just stopped with all tests , and painful whatnots and gruesome pills and injections. It costs a fortune and did not bring me closer to a solution. Good chiropractors and rehab excersize and lifestyle habits did! I hope your husband feel better soon too. So sorry to hear that!! Xo Johanna ps and yes, I am back in the saddle again, hurray!

  8. Oh dear! Glad you’re on the mend. It’s 31 days until spring!! And only 2 month to Easter. Sometimes we need a reminder to slow down…perhaps ;D Takecare

  9. My goodness, I hope you get back to normal with your back very soon! Although you could not do any drawing, you surely made good use of the unexpected “down” time and have a lot of lovely things to show for it. I hope you feel well enough to have a terrific weekend! πŸ’

  10. Ouch! I’m so sorry to hear about your back, Johanna. Definitely not fun. But your post and your pictures are a hoot! Love it. Omigosh, I am now seriously craving your quiche. That looks absolutely scrumptious! Saved the doily pebble pattern because I am into crochet — and you just never know when I’ll have to dress up some rocks! Never would have thought of it, but it’s cute! Poor snowman… I can’t blame him if he’s concerned about the weather! LOL! Have a wonderful weekend and get that back healed up! Hugs!

  11. Oh Johanna! Your poor back! I do hope you get better soon ❀ At least you have a very sympathetic Mr Walker and a helpful Charley! I think your from-the-top-down cardigan is beautiful and can't wait to see more of the Easter Hare than its bottom πŸ™‚ Your quiche looks so tasty; I am not surprised you were proud of it! I am very hungry because I am trying to lose weight 😦 I hope you have a lovely weekend and the pain goes away very quickly xx

  12. Oh Johanna, I am glad you are getting better. It was a good idea to call the chiropractor. Hope you don’t overwork doing your projects. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery! xx

  13. Hello Johanna. So sorry to hear of your back. I did something similar 10 years ago and you can’t sit or stand. I thought my chiropractor was wonderful as each day he relieved the discomfort. I hope you’re feeling better. I laughed when I saw Charley with his rope. My dog Ozzy LOVES his rope and will nap with it. Take care of yourself.

  14. My husband is now friends with his chiropractor who has helped him on many occasions and he now goes for regular ‘maintenance’ sessions which definitely seem to stave off any relapses. I hope you continue to improve – at least you caught up on your reading.
    Your top down cardigan is going to be amazing and, as I am dabbling in crochet at the moment, I might try some of those pebbles – once I finish my cafetiΓ¨re cosy πŸ˜‰
    How does your dog’s rope stay so clean? When I give one to my dogs – even if I designate it as an ‘indoor toy’ – it manages to get very tatty and dirty quite quickly and I couldn’t possibly display it publicly.

    • Haha, Charley is unlike any dog I ever had: she is dainty! I really don’t know how she manages this but indeed, she is clean, dislikes mud, loves prancing around in her red coat and my husband swears she would ask for a matching purse if she could. I was used to Jack Russell terriers…and i can totally see, becoming friends with ones chiropractor. I want to nominate mine for the Nobel prize;o) xoxox

  15. Charley has the right idea. Make the work the play. Mom and I hope you are feeling better each day. And we’re glad that through it all, not being able to sit and draw didn’t impact your creative self one bit. Get well soon, xo

    Love and licks,

      • I am glad your back is better! I don’t know if I am back but I have missed blogging. I was just overwhelmed by the thought of getting a post up and keeping up with commenting on other blogs. I guess I needed a long break. Thank you for visiting, Johanna!

  16. Johanna, I wrote a paragraph and it disappeared, so if two comments appear you’ll know why.

    I know all too well the sudden and debilitating pain when my neck or back “goes out” so having experienced it myself, I understand the pain, the fear and the disability one feels. I’m happy to hear you found someone quickly to help with your pain and to get you back on the road to recovery. I hope you’re 100% again soon. Meanwhile, you’ve kept your hands busy creating. Those crocheted pebbles are darling, and in my favorite color palette, too. Your sweater is gorgeous! I’m glad you have your loyal Charley at your side, and boys to send you laugh out loud photos of amusing snow men. What a hoot. Sending love and light across the miles. Spring will be here soon.

  17. The idea of hearing a crack and then having pain is pretty frightening. I guess it might help that you knew what it was, but still. I’m glad you’re the mend, even if that means tug of war with Charley twice a day (how tempting for you to be on the floor). I do like that sweater, the shape, the color and the texture. Get better soon.

  18. I’m happy to hear that you are on the mend. Sweet Charley is a good rehab companion. Although I’m amazed that she leaves you alone on the floor. My dogs have always taken any exercises on the floor as an invitation to wrestle!

  19. Hi Johanna! So sorry to hear about that snap in your back, but very glad that you are on the mend and have a specialist advising you. The picture your son sent made me laugh! Lots of creative outlets for you as you heal; wonderful to see. Love those colours (ps: I was not aware that bright green was the colour for 2017, as a commenter mentioned. Interesting tid bit.) Take care!

  20. I’m sorry to hear that you hurt your back, Johanna. I’ve had years of back pain so I understand how frustrating it can be! πŸ˜” I enjoyed seeing all that you got accomplished even when in pain… you are amazing! πŸ’•πŸ’™ Take good care. xo

  21. I was just about to read a newer post, but read the title there, made a big gulp and rushed right here. I’m I awful to admit I’m a little relieved? I sure hope you’re well on the road to recover by now Johanna x
    That squirrel photo is just darling, it’s as if he’s saying, “do you see what I see Johanna?” It seems unusual to get a photo of them reflecting on things…they’re always rushing and busy. Adorable.
    Sorry you haven’t been able to draw but your knitting is always amazing. I love the long cardigan, the quilt and most of all, any photo with Charley πŸ˜€ Oh Charley girl, you are a doll xo Boom

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