Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Small Blessings for Writers

I woke up this morning in excruciating pain. A fist sized area in my lower back screamed at me every time I moved or breathed. Not good. I probably slept weird or something during the 4 short hours of sleep I managed to get.

Nevertheless (it's a fun word to say out loud), I had to get up and go teach my 5:55 am class. We started Isaiah this week and I knew it wouldn't be fair to make the other teacher wing it since it was my day to teach. And since the other teacher didn't show up, this was a good call.

By 7:15 am I crawled back into bed after taking some ibuprofen and hoped to wake up in a better state. Eh, not so much. I got the kids to school and now I'm sitting here with hubby's mini massager plastered to my back.
It is HEAVEN. I can feel the muscles relaxing as I type. So, today I want to recommend this nifty little device if you get any kind of back pain from sitting in a chair all day writing.

Other than chocolate, what do you see as small blessings for writers?

Now, I'm finishing up my short story The Sleeper so I can submit it as my W1S1 this month. I've actually already submitted one story, so this will give me 2 this month!
Oh, and don't forget to go over to Unicorn Bell and sign up for our blogfest. There are PRIZES! One person will get to choose between a first chapter critique or a $20 Amazon gift card. Head over there for the pictures to choose from and the rules.

14 comments:

  1. Another thing that could help is an ergonomic work station including proper height of the keyboard, an ergonomic chair with lumbar support, and high resolution monitors to avoid eye strain.

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    1. I'd love something like that but unfortunately the budget doesn't allow for anything more than a pillow on my chair :(

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    2. I'm with Marcy. Four kids don't leave much left over for such luxuries. Maybe one day!

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  2. That mini massager does sound like Heaven :)

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  3. Another thing that's good for lower back pain--acupuncture.

    Glad you're feeling better. I hope you get some sleep soon.

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  4. Glad you're feeling a little better. Would love to sign up for the blogfest but sadly (actually happily) we'll be out of town that week!

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  5. It's going to be painful at first, but you could try pilates.

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    1. I love pilates! Thanks for the reminder. It's time to start up again, it's been a long time.

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  6. Glad it's working! We just have a heating pad. I never use it, but my wife does. Once a month. You get my drift...

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  7. A mini-massager. Sounds like a pretty good investment, even if it's just for the sometime-need to relax. Glad you're feeling better, though.

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  8. A bag of doughnuts does me everytime.

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