Yesterday I was taking a quick break from work to head out to my garage to clean out my car following a weekend road trip to watch my daughter play ultimate frisbee in Iowa. No sooner did I walk into the garage than I tripped over my vacuum cleaner and fell face first onto the concrete breaking my fall with my left hand turned at a very strange angle. Something didn’t feel right, so I went to urgent care and surely enough, I fractured a bone in my hand.
This does not surprise me, because I literally fell face first and my hand was the only thing that stopped my face from hitting the concrete. The good news is that it is my non-dominant hand. The bad news is that everything I do requires two hands. So today I’m going to see what designing a magazine is like using only one hand, as this is the week that I am starting to lay out the winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. (Voice dictation doesn’t handle proper nouns very well, and it just took me two minutes to type Scrapbook and Cards Today and add the link, lol.)
I have some tutorials coming this week that thankfully have already been recorded, so you can look forward to that. But if I’m a little slow on email responses or responding to you on social media just know that I am adjusting to this and will make the best of it. I’m getting a hard cast on Friday and I have been told by a few people that after a few weeks I might be able to do lots of the things that I’m used to doing with only one hand.
I know it’s Halloween and usually I put the bee costume on and whoop it up. But right now I can’t get to the bee costume in the attic so I think I’m going to have to take a pass on dressing up this year at least until Dan gets home tonight and can help me put it on. I’m not gonna lie, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself yesterday but I will make the best of it and do what I can do.
As far as my 30 Days of Thankful project goes, I will be making entries solely on my @czdesign Instagram account, until I can figure out how to use a paper trimmer with a cast. In this way, I can make all of my entries every day and simply go back and take the words that I write/voice dictate and the photos that I take and turn them into my finished album. I’m pretty sure I know it the day one entry is going to be.
Anyway, that’s the update from my world. I keep replaying in my mind how I could’ve handled walking into the garage with more grace. I’m sure this will all be manageable, and who knows, maybe not being able to fold laundry for a few weeks is a good thing.