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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday

It's Tuesday morning and I am already bored.  Hubby left yesterday to go and visit his mom. I am staying home with the puppies this time and since my left thumb is not allowed to play, I am totally bored.  

I completed a jigsaw puzzle yesterday.  In fact, I started it yesterday too.  It was only 500 pieces but my puzzle showed up with 499.  That did not make me happy.  It was a brand new puzzle, fresh out of the box.  Then I watched, Dancing with the Stars after dinner.  I finished off my evening with a movie "Me Before You".  Hated the ending of the movie! Went to bed around midnight and I was awakened sometime during dark o'thirty to the sound of thunder and rain. (No rain in the forecast either) I had both dogs in my bed shaking like the little Chihuahuas they are.  Sleep after that was fleeting and I ended up finally getting up around 6.

I have taken the trash barrel to the curb, fed my dogs, fed myself, read my fellow bloggers, done the dishes and started a load of laundry.  Maybe I will start another puzzle........maybe I will read a bit........maybe I will crochet a row or two on the prayer shawl.  The choices are endlessly boring.  

I think, I will watch another movie that I know the hubby would never want to watch and crochet.  UGH!!!!! I so want to be able to pick up my knitting needles and work on my WIP's. It is killing me to look at my partially finished knitting.  It breaks my heart to think it will be 4 more weeks before we will be together again.

I will go and watch Grand daughter play another basketball game this afternoon and then this evening I will be giving a tour of our church to the children in the religious education classes.  So, I actually do have things to keep me occupied.

I could go to the local yarn shop and peruse their selection of non wool yarns.  They know me well enough now, that when I walk through the door, they show me all the new non wool yarns that have arrived.  I could also go shopping on line to yarn shops and pick out some lovely sock yarn.  Seems that is all I have been knitting with lately and I am loving it.  Don't get me wrong, I am am by no means low on yarn of any weight...........It is just so fun to receive packages in the mail and open them and caress the lovely softness of cotton, linen, bamboo etc.  It even smells lovely!

OK, I am off of here and going to go and find something to do with myself.  I think the movie and crochet will be my best bet.

Until next time..............................Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 27, 2017

YOP update sort of





This is not much of a crafting update other than to say..................I am not crafting at the moment.  If you follow  my blog, you already know why.  If you don't follow my blog on a regular basis (Shame on you), the following photos speak louder than words.



This happened on the 16th and I got the xray results on the 21 that my thumb was broken and got into see an orthopedic Doc on the 23rd and was put into this brace for the next 4-6 weeks.  Kind of limits my knitting.  Ok, It completely knocks me out of the knitting game.  I can still crochet, sort of, but not for long as I am left handed and holding the hook between my index and middle finger is not very comfortable.

So what am I doing for the next month or so?  Reading and working on puzzles.  Not how I was planning on spending my spring time.  But at least I am the only one who was injured in the accident.  

So I will be reading all of my fellow crafter blogs, dreaming of what I will do once the brace/splint is off my arm and putting patterns in my library for future crafting.  I will also  still update my blog, but not with my crafts.  Just with my life in general........although, sometimes that is much more exciting than my crafting. LOL

So until  next time..............Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday Thumb

Can you believe it?  I have blogged for 3 days in a row.  I never knew I had this much to talk about.  Sure does seem if I think about it, I can find something to talk about all the time. 

I got up extra early this morning.  The sun wasn't even coming up yet.  I guess I was so excited to go to the Orthopedic Dr..........NOT!

I did go to the Dr just like a good girl.  He was very good and explained everything to me 100%.  I didn't tell him I had been in the medical field for over 40 years as I wanted to see how he would handle a patient without any medical knowledge.  He was excellent.

He really wanted to put a cast on my thumb and arm.  I asked if we could negotiate that and go down to a splint.


Perfect.....................I could not see having a plaster cast on with the heat that we will be having in the next couple of weeks.

Bad news.........................knitting seems to be a problem with this on.  Crocheting might be doable though.  I am going to try again later today to knit as see if I can figure out how to hold my needle with 4 fingers and no thumb.  The thumb is totally immobile.  I am not ready to give up yet.  I promised the Dr I would only take the splint off when showering and I will keep that promise.

Another problem..........................unable to do buttons.  I need to pull out all my pull on  bottoms.  I have skirts, capris and shorts with no buttons and of course, plenty of pull on tops. Will not be able to tie shoes either.  I never realized how left handed I was until today.  Even typing this blog is cumbersome.  Thumbs are a very important part of the anatomy!

If you follow my blog, you saw all the books I have to read.  Good thing, as I feel I will be doing a lot of that for the next month.

Ok, I am off to go and visit my mom.  Until next time...............happy crafting (and do some for me)