I am officially declaring my love for the art of Rodney White. I just found his work via a calendar of all things, at my LCS. Love it. Love him. Rustic and inspirational and vibrant and joyous and spot-on with my life philosopy. Check him out!

SO, what is happening with me? Well, long story short, after an MRI, I have found out my "bad back" is from a hugely herniated disk between L4 and L5 in my lower back. I am scheduled for surgery to fix it on the 28th of this month. Six weeks after that, I am scheduled to have my hip replacement! Wahooo, bet you want to be me, huh? I was managing the pain from my back (which is really pain all the way from my back down to my right foot) via acupuncture. Sadly this weekend it took a turn for the worse, for lack of better, or more technical terms, and now nothing is helping. I ended up in the emergency room Sunday afternoon to get a big ole' shot for pain in the butt (or "buttchucks" as Indy calls them). Which helped tremendously. For about 6 hours. Now I am taking as much vicodin as is safely allowed (believe me, it is not enough) and waiting out the next 2 weeks till my surgery. This time around though, I can't really sit or stand or lay down for long, so haven't been getting anything done. I have seen 2,756 episodes of Josh & Drake though (oh joy), as well as more SpongeBob SquarePants then is humanly possible. So if you don't hear from me, that's why. I'll be around, even if I don't answer right away. I hope everyone haves a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! We all have SO MUCH to be thankful for, right? RIGHT! Go November!