The other day the snow lay like powdered sugar on every tree, so I took my camera with me on a lengthy walk in the woods to snap some photos. And I'm glad I did, because now it looks like it is all going to rain away. I can't help hoping for an early spring this year. Anyway, here are the pictures - I'm going to let them speak for themselves:
On a different note - I have no idea why, but about a week ago, I suddenly noticed that my back wasn't hurting so much anymore. Since then, it has gradually gotten better, and now I can walk and stand for a long time without nerve pain (though there is still some muscular pain). I am overjoyed about this! This weekend I have even been able to sit for a while without (considerable) pain. I hardly dare believe it, but it seems that I am at last slowly getting my normal life back! Next week I am going to test it by visiting my job for a few hours and see if that doesn't hurt too much or set me back, and if that goes well, I am going to start working again as of the week after, just a little at first, and then gradually working my way up to my old work schedule. I am so looking forward to seeing my colleagues, and the customers, and actually feeling like a normal person again! Yay!