What did I do to deserve this?

My mood of late has been… uh… well, it’s not exactly been content.  My stress regarding employment continues to grow.  I’m pleased to announce I have some writing opportunities that look quite promising, but of course, the major concern is whether or not such endeavors will be timely and profitable.  So I keep looking…

Not without a tad of irony for having mentioned such occurrences to a friend just yesterday, I awoke today with a disagreeable back.  From time to time, I experience painful bouts of spinal discomfort focused on the area where I had back surgery in 1996.  I have not had such a spell in a few years.  Today, however, I feel as though I received several kidney punches with a sledge hammer.  The only problem with that comparison is that the pain is nowhere near my kidneys.  Instead, it concentrates in the middle of the lumbar area of my spine.  I can relieve the pain by sitting, lying, or standing in the proper ways, but the transitions to and from, and the aftermath of such movements, are extremely painful and cause significant soreness that lasts for quite some time.

All of this is to say I’m rather miserable today.  My disposition is unpleasant at best and my body appears interested only in making matters worse.

I hope you’re having a better day than I am.

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