Sometimes, a 'bad' thing can be used for good.
Today, I awoke to discover that I had pulled all the muscles in my lower back - meaning walking was quite a challenge, let alone any other physical activity.
So, Sunday became a day of definite rest! But not being one to sit and do nothing all day, I spent the day reading, watching a DVD, and turning my attention to painting.
I am reading the 'Inheritance Cycle', by Christopher Paolini. I'm up to book 3 - 'Brisingr', and managed to read quite a few chapters today, before my eyes begged me to stop. Keeping up with the theme of it all, I then watched the Eragon DVD, and at the same time, began a painting which was based on a photo from my online art forum, 'Old Abandoned Stuff'. This photo was of a ticket booth at an old train station.
Usually, I'm constantly interrupted with many things that need to be done, but because of my back, I was confined to my chair, unable to take part. So while my husband and children cooked, cleaned, and did whatever else they did for the day, I happily painted away the day. And here is the result.
Although I did enjoy my restful Sunday, I am hoping that tomorrow will involve a little less pain - no doubt it'll only be a few days before I'm back to my old self once more.