12 June 2013, or Eight:

I am off work with preposterously bad back pain that near to ruined my hetero lifemate’s visit last week. Thank goodness we were more excited about seeing each other than me playing tour guide, because we ended up on the couch at home most of the time! I did manage to get behind the wheel again on the weekend for a trip out to Willie Smith Cider’s open day (a stunning winter day in the Huon)…

Winter Orchard.

Orchard Evan

Willie Smiths on a Winter Sunday

Willie Smiths on a Winter Sunday

But by today I’ve already said goodbye to them with a sore heart and am doing what I can to focus on getting my back to heal. This includes:

1. Sitting around on the couch (yet not slouching, with my back supported, and my body full of pain medication) in my pyjamas (for comfort’s sake)

easy

easy

2. ducking out for something delicious to eat because I can’t hang out standing up in the kitchen long enough to prepare something before my back starts to hurt too much

house made, hand cut beetroot pappadelle with goat ragu, topped with crumbled goat cheese and fresh herbs

hand cut beetroot pappadelle with goat ragu, topped with crumbled goat cheese and fresh herbs

3. visiting the physio and being rigged up to an interesting contraption that’s steadily zapping me with electric pulses/amps/something/whatever/science

uh ok I guess

uh ok I guess

In the afternoon I take delivery of a stick blender and prepare for the ensoupening of winter (I carry through on this threat with great aplomb). I’m also start to plan the itinerary for how I’m going to tackle the Dark Mofo festival and all its delights (and I definitely unlock this achievement in the following week). I also also laugh at my cat taking issue with the weather, though it’s my favourite kind.

but you are a jellyfish

but you are a jellyfish

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