Yeah, I know summer is galloping into the sunset, but I'm
talking about a different kind of beverage. You know - when life hands you
lemons kind of lemonade.
This is my first post since the end of July. As most of you
know, I went on a blog break to recover from a broken wrist and a gash in my
scalp. Typing with one paw in a cast isn't easy.
Here were some of the lemons:
1. It hurt!
2. Being right
handed, writing was almost impossible.
3. Common tasks
like doing my hair, putting on socks, opening a cereal box, cutting a piece of
meat, and many other things didn't happen.
4. Driving -
not allowed. This hit hard since I'm the official Sweetie Mom chaueffeur.
5. Dealing with
doctors and insurance companies.
6. Having four
staples removed - serious ouch. They finally had to give me a local anesthetic.
7. Feeling like
a zombie for the first two weeks.
Ah, but lest you think it was all lemons, I sprinkled in
some sugar, water and stirred.
1. Most of my
clothes accommodated the purple cast with no problem and color coordinated.
2. I'm thankful
for walking shoes with velcro closures. Only one hand needed!
3. Catching up
on five years worth of sleep.
4. I'm grateful
to Sweetie Mom for jumping into the driver's seat and getting us around town.
It gave us both a measure of independence.
5. I learned
that putting my laundry in lightweight duffle bags is easier than lugging it in
clunky baskets. I'll probably use this method from now on.
6. Riding to
church and doctor appointments with friends and getting to know them better.
neighbors - food, doctor appointment ride, moving my car when necessary.
8. Did I
9. As I
recovered and pain no longer shot up my arm at the slightest effort to use my
fingers, I was able to read, do some editing with my left hand, reconcile my
checkbook, and other small tasks.
10. I'm thankful
for my wonderful bosses and co-workers who kept everything humming while I was
out. Special thanks to my friend in HR, who advised me on finding my way
through the insurance maze.
11. Jessica, in
my doctor's office, helped me a great deal with the insurance issues.
12. Most of all,
I had more time to reflect, get into the Word, and discuss situations with the
As you can see, the lemons meant to ruin my summer instead
made me appreciate family, friends, and remind me of those lazy school
Writers and Readers:
Did you have times when you chose to make lemonade out of lemons? Please
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