Monday, May 22

Learning Patience

I had a friend once tell me that God will give you an opportunity to learn patience. If you don't take advantage of that opportunity, it's okay--He'll give you another.
I'm hoping that won't be necessary.

I am learning to live with one hand (more like, trying to live with one hand). All the things I truly enjoy require two-- cooking, sewing, gardening, etc.
Looking at this whole situation from a different angle, I'm thinking perhaps God's intention was to divert my attention away from my daily "busy work."
I enjoyed a visit from my daughter this week filled with candid conversations and long embraces. She was a tremendous help to me in both a physical and emotional capacity. The best part is when we pile up on the couch to watch movies, all hugged up together, just like when she was a little girl.
This carpal tunnel surgery may have very well been intended a "smell-the-roses" injury.

Tuesday, May 9

Getting Better All The Time

Today marks the one week point for me and my carpal tunnel surgery. I'm still in pull-on pants as zippers and buttons prove to be too much of a challenge.
I am sucked down more than my share of Diet Pepsi and cigarettes... and have confirmed what I always knew--there is absolutely nothing on daytime TV!
I have managed to learn to type one-handed, and load and unload the dishwasher and fold clothes!
Everything takes much longer. Is this yet another lesson in patience??
Here's some photos of my view of the world:

My garden:

Blue enjoying his morning nap:

Thomas stretching out

I'm going to drive today: I am running low on Diet Pepsi and cigarettes.

Thursday, May 4

On The Mend

I am recovering from carpal tunnel surgery done Monday Afternoon (May1). I am bored to tears and medicated.
This is the view from my bedroom window. It is killing me because I am one-handed and can't work in the yard.
I am really very lucky I share this place with a long-legged broad-shouldered handsome man.
I think I'll nap now...