Greetings. Susan, the head mouse, is out of the office until mid-July! Why? She is attending three artist residencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Pickens, SC with a two-day teaching workshop in St. Louis sandwiched in-between. We leave for Scotland on July 3 for Mathias and LJ's wedding and returning to Columbia on July 15. I have been meaning to blog while she is away, but unfortunately on yesterday I tweaked my back stretching (to ease my back issues...go figure), and I was not up to writing. I have since discovered that my upright position for typing actually feels ok. This morning my back was stiff, and I felt like I could not even get out of bed. Once up and with my back iced down for twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off, I can move around with with tolerable discomfort. It has been a while since my back has acted up, and of course it happens when no one can take care of me, and I must keep the shop open.
The back flair-up is still another reminder that I must exercise these muscles every day... I have to admit that I had been a little lazy recently, but to twist my back touching my toes is a little much! Time to drop a little weight off my belly, but I must get my back pain controlled. Since we are a one car family, my only mode of transportation is the moped, and it sucks to ride a moped with a sore back! Ibuprofen and ice will be my medicine for a while.
This weekend I will have a rental car in order to pick up her work at Palmetto Hands in Charleston (she won an outstanding merit award) on Saturday, and on Sunday I will drive more of work up to Asheville to the Grovewood Gallery. I'm looking forward to the drive as long as my back behaves. I will continue to post the happening at Mouse House during Susan's absence.