Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Down but not Out

Hey there!  It's been awhile since I have blogged, and I just wanted to reassure you all that I'm still alive, though haven't been doing much in the way of DIY projects for the past few weeks.  I must admit, with Thanksgiving quickly approaching, and Christmas not too far behind that, I have started to throw all my energy into Christmas shopping. Yes folks, I officially began this past Saturday, as my two sisters, Mom and I get together to help one another buy for our children and each other!!  That being said I didn't buy a lot, I just didn't find the deals that good, BUT I have been spending my free time these days checking out the black friday ads!  See, we desperately need a new camcorder, and want a wireless printer.  Our camcorder is very OLD, and big, and is just outdated.  Our printer ran out of ink, and now that we have lap tops, I really want a wireless printer.  So, even though we aren't really going to get these for Christmas "gifts", this is a great time to buy electronics, etc.

Anyhow, I had a little project that I wanted to start.  The foam and batting is bought, but I had a little accident that has set me back a bit.  I was working out, using my resistance band, and while doing a "Chuck-Up" (where you  use one foot to step on the band to secure it to the floor, and both of your hands on  the other end of the band pulling it across your body), the band snapped mid air! It came back and hit both of my thumbs.  I was left with a cut on each thumb, severe swelling, and bruising.  I could hardly bend my thumbs, and the pain was so intense, I seriously thought I broke both of my thumbs.  I am on the mend, however, I am still taking Ibuprofen as my left thumb, particularly, still throbs and has shooting pain from time to time.  My mobility is increasing, but it's a slow recovery process.  I still can't open jars with lids!  I bet you've never really thought about how much you use your THUMBS!  Well, guess what, you use them for a lot. 

So, please be patient with me, and hopefully real soon, I will be blogging again about my next project!


  1. Ouch! I thought exercise was supposed to be good for us! Hahahaha!

    1. Yeah, it hurt! I'm convinced exercise is very, very dangerous for your health! I didn't need much convincing there!!!