Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Learning the value...

of opposable thumbs!  Last week I slipped going down some stairs and caught myself with my right hand.  I figured it was slightly sprained but didn't think too much about it.  I proceeded to do all the many things I needed to do, not realizing that the overuse of my hand was delaying the healing process.  It became very painful to do even ordinary activities.

Yesterday evening I decided that I had to do something to force my hand to remain stationary, so I ran to Wal-Mart and bought a thumb stabilizer. Oh dear.  Have you ever realized how many simple, everyday things one does using their thumb?

I look pretty silly, and I am awkwardly trying to forge ahead with Thanksgiving preparations.  I am doubly grateful for helpful daughters this year. They have been great in helping get all our preparations done.

I had already decided that the underlying theme for our family celebrations this holiday season would be "Relax; enjoy, and just do the best you can do".  Little did I realize how important that attitude would be.

So, that is what I am going to do.  I am going to relax as best I can, enjoy the great company that I will be spending the holidays with, and toss perfection out the window while just doing the best I can do.

Have a wonderful holiday.  Count your blessings, while I find someone to take the turkey out of the oven for me...


Derek Young said...

I am so excited for Thanksgiving! Thanks again for having me over!
P.S. I volunteer to take the turkey out of the oven.

Laura said...

I hope your thumb is healing quickly and you're pain free!