the above two photos are at kincaid park. i thought i'd check it out. there is less slushy snow area's but loads more mud so not sure that it's a better choice. i've done lots of walks through the neighborhood and have also gone to campbell airstrip for some walks. my back got even more torked and spasmy so i ended up calling out of work for two nights. back spasms and nursing aren't really a good mix. i did walk the dogs but it was a pretty painful daily event. i think the walking does help ease it up a bit, but really it just hurt, especially bending over every few steps to get the tennis ball for blossom. when i did head to work i wore a heated wrap around my lower back and took ibuprofen. it was manageable. it actually feels pretty good today and hopefully, i can get to the gym later for some exercise. the picture below is in the bog. it's a real mess out there. you can still see the "trail" that used to go through the park, it's now under water.
i did get some reading in this past week and finished reading a good book, "the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society" by mary ann shaffer. now i'm back to the lolita readers one i'd started previously. interesing that both books are about "reading" groups that formed in times of war and hard times. the reading lolita one is set in iran and the guernsey one is during wwII. i'm sure anything that takes you away mentally is beneficial.