Today I start without my mentor/trainer at the new job. Each day I become more acquainted and comfortable with it, but I have a long way to go. The thing I’m really encouraged about is the adjusting to the hours and the lateness of arriving at home in the evening. I don’t feel quite as much like I’m just working and sleeping. The added hour to my sleep didn’t hurt either.
I did knit for a little bit yesterday, but it feels weird and I think that that is only because my right arm has been unused for the most part for almost 2 weeks. I promised I would wear the sling for two full weeks, but I’m not wearing it at night and I’m trying to wean myself off of it a bit at other times. I honestly believe that I should use it more without adding any weight.
I do have a complaint, though. I’m really tired of me. I’m tired of thinking about how I feel and if I hurt and how much I’m coughing and how hard it is to get a full night’s sleep. Yesterday afternoon I decided I was bored with myself and needed to just get on with it. Put on my “big girl panties” and go. So. That’s what I’m doing. I also decided (before the fall) that I didn’t want to be the lay-liturgal anymore. I did it for five times and never really enjoyed it, so I’m off the list. Public speaking is no longer terrifying, but it is also not something I enjoy.
BTW, does anyone have any ideas how I can rake without using one arm too much? I’ve been thinking about it and I can’t really puzzle it out. I do not like blowers and the one I have weighs a ton so I don’t want to do that. Raking isn’t all that bad, but you kinda need both arms. Just to explain. I get into anything I do. I ignore pain and just do the job. I have always been this way. I am just trying to work smarter.
I tried to take pictures of myself with the sling. It’s designer. Navy meshy polyester with a lovely white nylon trim. The strap is a stunning soft white polyesterish material held together with a V*lcro type material. This has to be stronger than any other I’ve ever used. It won’t pull apart unless I give it everything I have, so it’s probably a good thing for an arm sling. Still, it’s uglier than sin.
Since I’ve no new knitting to show, and Stinky McFartbutt has been shown lately so here’s pic of my big boy. Last Wednesday at choir, he was sitting on the top step of the chancel and sorta rolled down the steps. I heard gasps, but when I looked he was just sitting there looking dazed. My sweet “D” went to check on him and reassure him, but he was fine. Everyone was so solicitous. What sweethearts. I would have just told him to walk it off and then given him a cookie. The last thing I need is a whiny cry-baby dog. Also, doesn’t the yard look lovely? I do not remember that last time we had any real rain. They keep promising it to us, but so far, nada. It’s so dry I’ve had to start the humidifier. I don’t normally get that out until after Christmas. Sheesh!
So. It seems I’m better. I’ve been blithering for a while now. Have a wonderful day and here’s my soundtrack, Quicksilver Messenger Service and “All I Ever Wanted”