Friday, July 11, 2014

One Step Up

 Somewhere along the line I slipped off track
I'm caught movin' one step up and two steps back

Two busy days didn't get Tilly much garden time for foraging and we noticed this morning she was moving a little slow again.  After a bit of observation I also noticed that 2 of the other Buffs, that are so much larger than Tilly, seem to be bullying her away from the food quite often.  Well, we can put a stop to that pretty quick.  Tilly and Pumpkin get to go into the garden every chance we get but George and Elenore don't.  And Tilly and Pumpkin get the big run to themselves after we let the big chickens out for the day.  Now she's back to streaking around the run, hunting bugs and other goodies although she's usually always up for a good snuggle too and a nap on your lap or shoulder if you'll sit still long enough.  Tilly is a love bug; she loves attention and I have the photos to prove it!
I sat her up on a stump the other day to get some photos and, after standing there staring at me for a moment, she caught the mood and started throwing down some poses for me!

Work it girl!!

Show us whatcha got!  
This has got to be one of the cutest chickens ever.  She is growing, although it seems like a painfully slow process. 

I realized that I have felt a lot like Tilly this past year.  One step up, two steps back.  Maybe that's one reason I have been so taken with her and am determined she is going to grow up big and strong.
I feel pretty good some days, for days in a row, and then it seems like I pay for that good feeling with several bad days in a row.  It just all seems so sudden to me.  I didn't used to feel this bad so often for days on end.  And now the garden is coming in like gangbusters and needs to be taken care of.  It is a little overwhelming at times but I am not trying to do everything.  I am actually being reasonable and just saying, I'll do what I can do.

For almost a year now I have been having some real pain in my very low spine that I've never had before and I'm beginning to suspect I may have cracked something down there.  The last X-rays I had done were before this pain started and it started rather suddenly late last summer.  So, maybe a trip to see about this soon.  I've put it off because I thought, well, it's just sore, it'll go away.  But, it never has and has recently gotten much worse for some reason.  Pain medicine doesn't do much to help it either. 

I keep telling myself I'll get caught up on my pottery and then I can take a week off to work on just the house.  But now, my rear hurts so much (to just be blunt about it) that I can't sit for very long and throw, so it's kinda hard to produce the ton of stuff I need to in order to be "caught up".  I've tried raising my pottery wheel higher but I still am getting severe cramps and spasms in my back if I work very long.  Oh crap!!  I just realized this has turned into another one of those depressing posts the BFA was haranguing me about! LOL!  Gah!! I just can't get away from it!  haha!  Well, I guess we all go through spells of rain and sunshine and Tilly and I will both make it over this hump one day.  We both will keep slogging on.


ErinFromIowa said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if Tilly became famous on the internet. :)

Ed said...

I really like those Tilly pictures. Usually the way things like that work for me is that animals or people start posing like that and I think I should get a picture of it. By the time I get my camera and get it focused, they decide enough is enough and go back to being boring!

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! well, if any chicken would have the charisma to do that it would be Tilly!

Hey Ed! thanks! that usually is the case for me also but I was just lucky that time and I really believe Tilly is a complete ham for attention. lol!

JO said...

Tilly sure is a pretty color. And the garden is really taking off too, so green and healthy. Hope all that healthy stuff your growing makes you both feel much better soon.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jo! thanks! the garden is doing really well this year and we having been enjoying many meals from it! Maybe it'll work some magic soon.