First – thanks to Nicky for the photo – wheee! Me in my element!

Next – mush-brain indeed. Nothing, but absolutely nothing coherent is going to result from the meeting of these fingers with the keyboard today. Let me explain. Ever since coming back from Robson, I’ve had shoulder aches. Simon has been doing stellar massage work – and it has been getting better but still there. Then, this morning, for the ten millionth time in my life (tiny exaggeration?) my lower back went out.

Over the decades, the things that throw out my back have varied from picking up an empty laundry basket to stretching to picking up a grocery bag. This morning it was twisting while stepping out of the tub. It’s what it is.

And so the pain was intense enough that I suffered from some awful nausea right after getting out of the shower. But I pulled it together and got on with my day. Then Simon went into town for milk and came back with a brochure from our local chiropractor – who was actually working on a holiday Monday – and suggested I go. Truth is, I have had remarkable results from chiropractors in the past so I made the appointment.

After a one-hour visit, I am mush. I haven’t felt this relaxed in years. My body is limp. My brain – ditto. And everything already feels better. I’ll see him for a series of treatments. As Simon said, with all the backpacking and hiking I’m doing this summer, this is a good investment. And I like him a lot! Holistic guy – and a mountain guy: what’s not to like?

In other news – Simon is putting together his music cave – yay!!!

In other other news, the smoke is the worst it has been. I am questioning Mount Brennan tomorrow – and not because I think the smoke will affect my hiking but because one of the reasons for getting to the top is the view. We won’t be able to see a thing. I am actually considering a trip to Mount Revelstoke.

Mulling it over.

And taking the rest of the day off from anything at all. I was going to write profound thoughts, but that was before my brain turned to mush – so mush it shall be.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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