It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Not a nice way…

to spend the day.  I spent almost 5 hours in the hospital emergency room yesterday.  Diagnosed as a muscle spasm in my back.  Not fun for me or my daughter who sat there with me.  I have long been plagued with back problems and had back surgery a few years ago.

It is 60 lovely degrees this morning to reach 84 degrees.  I have a hair appointment this morning.  I won’t be doing anything else today as yesterday wiped me out.  Maybe all of the furniture moving I have been doing lately has caught up with me.  I have even given up on the thought of buying a new sofa for now.

Have any of you ever heard of a Sears House?  There is one in the little town of Paxton where my children were born and Jim and I lived all of our married life.

Sears house in Paxton

http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/1933-1940.htm    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paxton,_Illinois

At one time there was a  very nice article on this house in the Paxton Record  newspaper.  I haven’t been able to find the article on the internet.

I took this picture in the fall several years ago.  In the summertime it has lovely flowers growing out of the barrels.

I hope you all have a good day.  I plan to enjoy the sunshine and the warm temperatures.


Beth

34 comments:

  1. I hope your muscle spasms get better Beth!! Those are no fun. I will be sending positive and healing thoughts your way today!

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  2. Hope you feeling better. Nothing can be done when the back hurts. Wipes you out completely.

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  3. Oh Beth, I'm so sorry about your back problems. It plagues me too, only in different ways. I feel for you and hope it gets better soon. An ice pak is my best friend these days.

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  4. wow, that is not a nice way to spend the day, you better take it easy! Thats a lovely house in the photo,
    no moving furniture for you for a while!

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  5. Beth, I should scold you..but I can't, you are just like me..we move things, lift things, strain our backs, knowing full well we will pay for it. I have a weak back and I mess it up every so often. My chiropractor told me to do stretching exercises before working. Just like a runner works their muscles before running. So take care of yourself.xoxo,Susie

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  6. Oh Beth, I'm so sorry you are having back problems. Take it easy and rest today. I will be sending healing thoughts your way.

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  7. Hope you get someone to help you move furniture from now on! Take care and relax for a while so you'll feel better. Love the old house!

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  8. Oh Beth I am hoping your back spasm heals in no time. I will be thinking of you and sending positive thought just like Keith. REST no OK.Love the house it is so beautiful. Hug B

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  9. And yet you carry on.....please be more careful about moving things and overdoing it. Itoo, know all about back spasms. The Sears house is one of many I have seen. Aren't they beautiful!

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  10. So sorry to hear of your back trouble Beth, not much fun at all. Hope you are resting up and enjoying the warmer weather. It does indeed catch up with you , as I found out spending too long tidying the garden.
    Hugs Sheila x

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear of this ordeal for you my friend. I pray that it stops and you're able to enjoy the wonderful weather.

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  12. Yes I know about Sears houses and I gather from the Sears home owner I know, many of them are still going strong. That is so neat.
    I'm sorry about your back trouble-I know just what you mean since mine is giving me way too much grief since a recent fall. I'll pray that you can have some pain relief. Have a good Tues.

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  13. Awww...The ER is a horrible place to spend any amount of time. I do hope your back feels better. What a blessing to have your Daughter near by. I have never heard of a sears house....its beautiful! Take care of yourself Beth~
    Blessings, Joanne

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  14. Indeed I have read about Sars homes. That they did that is amazing to me to this day! LOVE seeing that one you posted. It is the largest yet that I have seen pictures of.

    I am so so sorry that you were in such pain that you went to the ER. I have had pain like that for the same reason..spasm. Thank heavens it was not a worse problem as painful as it was, they were able to treat and send you home. xoxoxoxoxo

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  15. Beth,
    I'm so sorry you're having back problems. I hope you are doing better. I have never heard of a Sears house, but this looks lovely.
    I saw your posting on Country Side Poet and decided to visit your blog. I'm glad I did visit your site. Your heading photo is lovely. I hope and pray your continue to get better.

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  16. Oh hun! I'm so sorry you had to go to the ER and your back is acting up! Take it very easy!

    Hope the hair apt didn't hurt your back having to sit in the chair for long.

    Glad to hear you have some nice weather! I have never heard of a sears home.

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  17. Yes, I do know what a Sears Home is. Read a story about one once written by Jean Shepherd the man who wrote "A Christmas Story." I think Sears Homes are very interesting. There was a neighborhood of them in Edwardsville, Illinois which isn't too far from where we used to live, downstate. Sorry to hear about your back and trip to the emergency room. Not fun. Hope you are doing much better.

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  18. I am SO sorry you have had to spend time in the ER with back problems! No fun at all!

    Yes, I have heard of a Sears house, though I have never seen one.

    Take care of yourself, Beth, and feel better soon!

    xo Nellie

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  19. 5 hours of waiting...what a shame. Have you ever gone to one of those immediate care centers? Not sure how bad your pain was but I know the wait is much shorter.

    XO,
    Jane

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  20. Hi Beth, 5 hours is quite a long time! I pray that you have a quick recovery. Take care of yourself and make certain to get some rest.

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  21. Sis.. know how debilitating and painful they can be. Hard when it comes on suddenly too. Hope your pain is better and agree
    PLEASE no more moving furniture!! :-) Take care of yourself.. you are precious to us all!! XOXO

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  22. So sorry to hear of your back trouble - sounds very painful.
    Yes, I have heard of Sears houses.

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  23. Yep, you over did yourself just like me.. Hope you're feeling better now and I love that house.. I've never heard of a Sears House before.. Blessings.

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  24. Very sorry about your back, Beth. Sending you healing prayers.

    That is a beautiful home!

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  25. Ohhh! I was going to ask you if you could help me move a couch to my sisters house on Saturday!
    That's a very nice looking house. I would be pleased to live there.

    Hope you feel better!

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  26. Back problems are THE WORST. Feel better!

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  27. So sorry about your back trouble. My hubby has muscle spasms in his back and they are very painful. HOPE you're feeling lots better by now. The warm weather always helps!!!

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  28. So very sorry about your back pain and the long wait at the er.
    You would really enjoy my blog friend, Carol's blog called Our Sears Kit Home
    http://oursearskithome.blogspot.com/

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  29. always praying for you mama Beth !!! My health has been so iffy lately I am MIBing sending you BIG HUGS!!! My uncle has a Sears house straight from the original catalog so cool.
    love you sweet lady take it easy :]

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  30. Hi Beth,

    Hope you are better soon, never a good idea to move too much furniture etc with a bad back, as I have often found out.

    Enjoy the warm weather and sunshine

    Hugs Nita

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  31. HI there Beth, sounds a painful and time consuming time you've had... I hope you're recovering well and taking it easy for a change.. softest of hugs my friend... xPenx

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  32. So sorry you had such a horrible day! Maybe too much furniture moving was the culprit. :( Stay better!
    I had heard people used to be able to order houses and barns from stores, so I assume a Sears House must have been one of those. ??

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  33. Muscle spasms are terrible I like many people have experienced them and know the pain they cause, and spending so long waiting in an A & E is very annoying.........

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