Chiropractors, school and housework....
I finally "bit the bullet" and called a chiropractor today. I didn't sleep much last night, and my back was KILLING me this morning. I called a chiropractor, who also happens to be our mayor, and he worked me in, and worked me over. He was really good, and even though it HURT when he stretched me I do feel better. He also gave me a different "rub" for my muscles, because the Bio Freeze irritated me. I am hoping I will be MUCH better before bed tonight. Turns out I have been doing the proper things (stretching, ice/heat, Aleve, etc...) BUT, because of whatever I did, my muscles felt the need to "band together", literally, to keep my back muscles from moving. Hence the huge knotted mass I have in my lower back, which is why I hurt. It's a vicious cycle, really.
I have SERIOUSLY considered the tequila, and may succumb to that if necessary, and if I have the money to go get it in the form of a frozen margarita. OH, and a ride home. (Always drink responsibly, even if it is for medicinal purposes.) :-)
Because of the back the house work has gotten behind, and not up to my standards. The nephew did do his own laundry, and has helped some, but again not up to standards. Not just mine, but any standards. ( I keep trying to remember what FlyLady says. "Housework done incorrectly still blesses my home.")
He did do his schoolwork, but we didn't finish. Not his fault, but mine due to the chiropractor. I hope to feel 100% better before Monday and be back in full swing. Thank you all for your suggestions and prayers. ;-)