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Me, and A Lady in France

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It’s satisfying to know I reached my goal of reading 24 books this year.  I like saying goodbye to 2014 with a tidy check-mark on my list.

Some of the books were ones I’d meant to get to over a long period, and others I simply stumbled upon. More

A Season of Rest

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A season of rest.  It has such a carefree ring to it, doesn’t it?  A time to relax and refresh.  Ahh.  Who could complain about that?

Well, apparently, I could.  A pain in my neck (a real one!) has been severely cramping my style lately. I tried my usual approach with new aches and pain –ignore it and hope it goes away on its own. Not surprisingly, that was unsuccessful.

After about 10 days of seeing the chiropractor, who suggested plenty of Rest, and enduring hours of ice packs, I finally went to the doctor. She prescribed Rest and high doses of ibuprofen for 5 days.  My idea of resting was to work with one hand while holding the ice pack on my neck with the other.  After the 5th day without any relief, I was reaching whining levels, More

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