Friday, February 24, 2012

So Busy

I have been swamped. Busier than a one-armed paper hanger, as they say. Only, in my case, it's a one-handed paper hanger. I had wrist and hand surgery a few weeks ago. That sure put a damper on my usual routine. Not only couldn't I drive, but I couldn't type! I spent long hours plunked down in the recliner, on pain meds, watching Netflix. Thank you, Netflix! You probably saved my sanity.

I am getting better, able to use the hand more and more. I can drive again! Yippee!! That means my morning latte is back on schedule. I can go to the second-hand stores again. You know, the important stuff.

I have also said adios to the last kiddo, who moved into his new home. So, that means empty rooms. I am determined to fill them up. I now have my OWN office!! And it's a beautiful color. And I can have all of my "inspiration" on the shelves around me. Hopefully, that means a renewed burst of creativity. Hopefully.

I also have a new craft room. It's large and has cabinets and everything. It's not organized yet. Remember, I am working with one hand here. But I'm getting things put away. Now, to just use it to create. I don't know what yet, but something. LOL

I have had to cut back on the picture taking I was doing. I can't really hold the camera well, and I'm afraid of dropping it. So, I've been recycling photos on my Live Journal.

So, lots of new things going on. Time is running fast these days. Or maybe I'm just still on slow. But I am confident that things will work out, that creativity will once again flow, and that I'll be productive both in the office and the craft room.

And speaking of hanging paper - I really need to strip off this wall-paper and get things repainted. I'm just waiting for the other hand to be usable.


  1. I'm not even without the use of one hand and feel like you - I'm sitting on slow or time is getting by me so quickly I haven't a chance to catch up. Glad you are on the mend and hopefully your creative sparks will start flowing when you have had a chance to really heal, but don't push it as you want to make sure your hand is completely healed so you don't do damage beyond repair. Well this one-armed hanging paper bandit must get back to work before my supervisor fires me (not really, she needs me too much to work on this one guy since she keeps saying I'm better suited to transcribe him than the other MT is; and I have a ton of him swimming in my reserved pool right now). Good luck with everything - repainting and creativity and healing - E :)

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  2. I hope you heal quickly and are back to normal soon. We don't realize how much we depend on our hands and fingers and feet and toes until we're without them for a while. The days do zip past with so much to do (like read) and so little time to do it.

  3. Here's to a speedy recovery. I love Netflix and went on a recent Roswell the TV series marathon that did help me with upping my own writing.

  4. Wow, I have both hands to work with and you manage to make me feel like a sloth! Congrats on having your own office: there's nothing like setting up a room of your own filled with your own little muses. Hope your hand is up to standard really soon!