My back pain has been excruciating for the past three days, although it is beginning to abate.  Much of the time, I feel best if I don’t try to sit down, if I am standing and moving, it doesn’t hurt as badly. However, I find it difficult to grade papers in a standing stance.

At about 4pm this afternoon, I couldn’t tolerate it anymore, so I took a pain pill for it.  A real one – makes me a little loopy.   Then, I proceeded to write up my notes for class tomorrow.

When I realized at some point I had begun to number my pages in descending order, I called it quits.  I don’t think I want to even chance grading this stack of midterms, do I?

Tomorrow will be a new, more lucid, day, I hope!