Good morning everyone! It’s Saturday and you know what that means!
Middle of July. It’s been a sweltering summer already, people are melting under the heat. Fortunately for those of around here we have a great big, wonderful lake to play around in. That makes it somewhat easier to bear and we were there again last night.
It’s been a hell of a week this week, folks. I had one of my medications upped (by 900mgs a day!) and the adjustment period has been slow going. It makes me really, really tired and leaves me spacey. The tired is okay at bedtime but when I take my pills at 7:30 and need a nap by 9 it’s not so good. Last weekend I woke up pain in my right elbow and forearm. It got worse rapidly. My doc says, “Lateral epicondylalgia.” I stared blankly at him and he clarified, “Tennis elbow.”
My shoulders slumped and I sighed. “Oh. Shit. Now what?”
“Get a brace.”
Um… sure, easy for him to say. If he’d given me a prescription for one I’d have it. But he didn’t, so I don’t. And I’m right handed. So, of course, I use my arm. Which, obviously, makes it worse. By Wednesday I was in tears and being nagged by Val (yeah, you heard me, woman, nagged!) to put it in a sling or something. So my son and I fought with figuring one out with a scarf. It helped.
Most of the photos today were shot last night, left handed. *laughs* Once Peter fixed the sling so that one, it wasn’t pulling on my neck and two, kept me from actually using my arm anyway I was stuck using my left hand to record our walk.
First though! I have a couple of amusing things to show you.
One is doofy cat. I was cleaning my room last Sunday (that included cleaning out the suitcase I don’t need for the next couple of months) and the cat decided to help:
I opened my cupboard to get the brown sugar the other morning and saw the middle shelf. For some reason it struck me as funny as hell.
Now, we’ve made some pretty cool things this week too. Like the sword.
And a couple things I made then the photos I took last night.
And the last thing:
Time for left-handed photography! We went out after dinner, just in time for the sunset.
Taking pictures with my left hand generally came out okay but there were a couple shots that looked like this:
Most of them came out alright though.
And just to not bore you all to death, one last one. I do have a few more pics I wanted to show you but … well maybe tomorrow.
Have a great Saturday!