Good morning all.
You know…this broken wrist is a royal pain. But this splint has forced me to think outside the proverbial box. For example…my camera is not very good. I did have a great camera a couple of months ago but lost it to the ocean. That’s a long story….Anyway…Jon and I have been making the best with this crappy camera. I mean it..it’s this horrible little blue Polaroid.
The first replacement Polaroid was so bad we took it back to the store after a couple of hours. It would automatically shut off if you tried to photograph anything purple. The current camera (we just exchanged it for another thinking it was a fluke) takes blurry photos with the slightest movement. Honestly for every shot you see in past blog entries, there are at least 3 blurry duplicates.
Until today…Two days ago I discovered that if I mount the camera on the cast, I can get a clear shot the first time around. All photos posted today are taken with my “new arm mount”. It’s a bit of a bummer I had to break my wrist in order to get this camera to cooperate…but I’ll take it.
Another skill I am working to improve is my embroidery with the left hand. I’m right-handed but there is NO way under any circumstances I am going to just sit out for 6 wks and complain because I cannot do the things I love.
I love sewing. I am excited to make these dolls for the girls and shop. I have to teach myself to use my left hand.
This is my latest set of eyes using one hand. I have gotten rather good at holding the embroidery hoop with my knees. At this time, machine sewing and using scissors is hilarious. I’ll you know when I get there.
All things said or written…I guess it could be worse. Later today I have to go to the specialist to see what kind of cast will be needed. Right now I have this huge splint and sling. If I have to wear a plaster cast Jon has already promised to do a painting for me in lieu of signatures. He’s fun that way.
So yeah…this post has a bit of a “Rah-Rah- Me” feel to it today. Sorry if it seems braggy. I think it’s better than whiny.
Have a fantastic day. 🙂