I think I've figured out how to keep back spasms from ruining a writing streak: squatting. I've tried lots of different stretches that only seemed to worsen the problem, but this is different. Fast relief without hot pads, epsom salt baths or massage. Finally! As a plus, it strengthens my legs. It doesn't matter if you're washing your floor, cleaning the shower floor, gardening or just hunkering down just because; it all works.
Spent half the day fixing my eldest's Christmas quilt top. Mom made a lovely log cabin quilt with the Northern lights, sunset, bears, trees and cabins...and I had to wash it. Of course the darn top shredded in places, so I did my penance in hundreds of tiny stitches that took half the day to do. The quilt looks great and I have an idea of where to take my plot.
And we will never, ever tell my Mom.
If you're making a quilt today, please, use deep seems. Favorite blankets see lots of action, and the washing machine should not be the enemy.