Friday, April 18, 2008

A firetrail, a Wii and a 37 year-old shoulder

I haven't been able to do much on the blog lately. I injured my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, and sitting at the computer with my hands on the mouse or keyboards aggravates my "injury."

Our school had a work day -- we were building a trail through woods on the school's property. The work day was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. I didn't remember until approximately 11:30. My girls and I show up with a rake thinking I would rake for an hour. No. I was handed a tool I don't even know how to use. Now, I don't do a lot of manual labor. But, at the time, I thought I will only be here for an hour. How bad can it be?

I was later told by the DNR guy that I was effectively building a fire trail. After 30 minutes, I was still feeling good. After 45 minutes, my back was hurting, but I wasn't going to stop until I was done.

By the time I got home, I couldn't move. Only the birth of my two little girls, hurt more than my shoulder. I couldn't do anything to get comfortable, I really thought my arm was going to fall off. Luckily, my friend is a physical therapist who worked on my shoulder several times. After four days, several massages, ice and heat, and a lot of Naproxen, I started to feel better.

I tell you all of that to tell you this -- I think the Wii is a dangerous toy for those over 21. My daughter got a Wii for her birthday. I had forgotten about my "injury." So, I thought it was a great idea to do the boxing game on the Wii. I fought my nine year-old, my nephew, and my husband (I am undefeated by the way), and within minutes my arm was ready to fall off again. I was out of commission for another week.

I can be on the computer for short amounts of time at this point so I hope to be able to get back on track with my blog soon.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Gift for Scrapvillians only

This is Glenda's Customer Appreciation gift for this week. You will receive an email with the link to these frame clusters on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008