Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's...from my back...while watching birds

I'm lying here on the couch watching the birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Actually, the reason I'm lying here on the couch is because I've pinched a nerve... or something. Wednesday night I had some pain in my back & neck and thought it was a stiff neck. I took some Aleve Thursday morning and was fine. I even went ice skating. It was quite a bit worse Friday. And, yesterday it was pretty much unbearable. I had to sit and walk around with my arm straight up in the air.

Well, today I realized that if I lie down - either on my back or side - I'm pretty good. But, almost immediately upon standing...ouch!!! So, I'm lying down. And, I've been watching and counting birds for GBBC. 

I can't really upload my photos right now, but here is a photo of a mockingbird I took a couple of years ago. And, here is our list of birds we've seen over the past 3 days. It isn't too late for you to count birds, too! GBBC goes through tomorrow!
  • 2 cardinals (male & female)
  • 10 white wing doves
  • 1 black vulture
  • 2 red-bellied woodpeckers (male & female)
  • 2 blue jays
  • 1 goldfinch
  • 1 mockingbird
  • 1 crow
  • 1 house finch
  • 2 black-capped chickadees
  • sparrows - lots, but I'm not good at identifying which kind they are, so I'm not including them


Jamie {See Jamie blog} said...

Feel better soon!

Robin said...

Oh, Dana! I can SO sympathize!! I've been having back and neck pain for months. I've bought three new pillows, and taken a bunch of tylenol and advil. Believe it, or not, I took plain old aspirin the other day and it helped more than anything. I guess it's just been so long since I had real aspirin (35 yrs). I'm so sorry you're dealing with this.
But isn't it nice to watch birds when you need a quiet moment? I haven't posted my GBBC post yet, but I have composed it. I had to do it all alone this year because Cade was too exhausted from our crazy weekend to help me. But I had a nice time doing it alone. I love the birds.

lahbluebonnet said...

How beautiful! I hope your back feels better soon!

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