Happy Merry Christmas!

Christmas is almost here. Ready or not, here it comes. We even got a light dusting of snow today to make it look like a white Christmas. Except it mostly melted all off when the sun came out. Fine by me. We had way more snow and ice last year than we even knew what to do with here in Oregon. So all of you praying for a white Christmas, remember last year and knock it off! Just a touch of snow is all we want. The rest of it can stay up in the mountains, where it belongs!

For me, it’s time to play with bokeh tree lights and photos of the cats looking Christmas-y.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. See you all in the new year!

 

Christmas tree silhouette

Christmas tree silhouette

 

Caught in the Christmas lights

Caught in the Christmas lights

 

Star bokeh Christmas tree lights

Star bokeh Christmas tree lights

 

Trio of trees

Trio of trees

 

Christmas tree shaped bokehs

Christmas tree shaped bokehs

 

Peeking through

Peeking through

 

I like big bokehs and I cannot lie!

I like big bokehs and I cannot lie!

 

 

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What to do while recovering from an injury

I’ve hurt my tailbone, and while it’s feeling a bit better, I’m trying to figure out what to do while recovering from my tailbone injury. Like, really? I’m asking you. Before I go nuts from boredom…

So, one thing I can tell you not to do while recovering from a tailbone injury, is feel the pain easing up to a duller ache and then decide to go walk up a steep hill to the viewing area to see waterfalls out in the Columbia River Gorge. Yeah. That will set you right back to having the sharper pain you had at the beginning. Now I’ve learned my lesson and will not be heading out to the Gorge for a while so I can heal up the rest of the way. Yikes. No fun having a set back like that when you feel like you are on the road to recovery.

Do take it easy for a while. Use a heat pack to ease the pain and rub on some sort of Deep Heat or other pain relief. I currently have a roll on one called Max Freeze.

Take baths with Epsom salts. I sometimes found myself doing this morning and night to get pain relief. I’m back down to having minor achiness in the backside and am now doing light exercise like stretching, yoga, or small walks around the block or store, or just my house. I feel a lot better, but am not wanting to do anything that will set me back during the next couple of months. No uphill walks for me for a while. Or running, jumping for joy, ect… Boo.

Know that this too will pass. And in the meantime I’m trying to get my photography fix in by taking photos of rainbows I’m seeing from my window, the cats, the flowers as I walk around the block. Mr. Squirrel. Yeah. Got a good one of him today. And made my poor cats sit for a photo session. Or tried to. Cats being cats, they do what they please, and eventually wander away from me. Feather toys or no… Le sigh.

I’m kind of glad it’s still cold and rainy out right now. That way I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. Ha. But, really, I still like the sunshine better than the rain, so will still be glad when it’s gone. Even if I’m barely able to get outdoors to enjoy it.

 

Rainbow through the trees

Rainbow through the trees

 

Mr. Squirrel eating a peanut

Mr. Squirrel eating a peanut

 

Pink flowers

Pink flowers

 

Sheba - framed

Sheba – framed

 

White magnolia

White magnolia

 

Isis - my ragdoll baby

Isis – Ragdoll cat

 

Women and cats will do as they please...

Women and cats will do as they please… Quote by Robert Heinlein

 

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