This morning, on my way down the stairs to work, I hit a step just the right way with my foot and PAIN shot up my spine and I went down. I had to crawl back up the steps and lie on the floor for a while. While on the floor, I sent desperate text messages to the coordinators at work to let them know I wouldn't be able to make it in today, and to please inform my students. I managed to claw my way onto this chair and send some e-mails and here I sit, hunched over the dining room table like Quasi-freakin-modo, the muscles in my back screaming at me. I hope this doesn't look bad at work. It's not my fault there aren't enough people to cover classes when someone is out. Fortunately, today was going to be a review day, and I can answer questions and do work from home. For now, though, back to the floor I go. Ouch.
Hope you all had a happy holiday.
Here is our humble outside altar:
And our pumpkins: