My apologies my dear lovely readers for not posting yesterday. The reason I did not, is actually quite good fodder for today's post I think.
I'm 26. The reason I am sharing with you this extraordinary information is that at 26 you wouldn't expect my body to be misbehaving quite as much as it currently is.
You see, my back is in incredible pain and I place the blame squarely on myself. I don't sit properly, I don't get up and stretch every 20 minutes or so. No, I sit in front of this computer, hours on end, and last Thursday my back just decided to tell me, "Enough is enough."
Now don't be frightened my readers! Nothing untoward happened. I could still walk and things, but when I sat at the computer, after around half an hour my back would just hurt so much that I had to get up.
And I am telling you all this, not for the sympathy (though a few "poor little Adrienne"s wouldn't hurt), but as a tale of warning. I had already invested in an ergonomic keyboard when my wrists started hurting. Now I have bought a new chair with lumbar support and raised the screen of my laptop so that my neck isn't being stretched.
But I would advise you do this BEFORE the pain sets in. Not to think you are somehow the exception to the rule (unless you are one of my invertebrate friends, shout out to my invertebrate friends!). So do get up every twenty minutes or so and stretch. And do make sure the chair you are sitting in has good support, or if you are sitting on a large ball (this sounds funny but I am serious, so many people are sitting on those big exercise balls now), to keep your back straight. It might feel uncomfortable at first, but it will help so much in the long run.
Otherwise you could be like me yesterday, being chauffeured around the city to purchase a good chair, as well as visit the chiropractor.
It isn't being a wuss or anything, it's just good common sense!
Just wanted to let everyone know I am hosting Lisa Clark on my blog this Thursday, author of the non-fiction books "Think Pink" and her latest "Think Pink - Beauty' licious". She's answering some questions posted by some writers from various forums. Please check out her website in the meantime - Pink World
Last Friday's quote was from the Woody Allen film, "Bullets Over Broadway".
Today's: "I shall call him squishy, and he will be mine and he shall be my squishy!"