Well, I survived a week at work, typing and doing everything one-handed, and to be honest it was pretty miserable. So I am quite happy that Friday is here, not just because the work week has ended for me, but because tomorrow morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., my friend Sharrie and I are heading to Baltimore for the day to go to the market at Stitches East! We've both been looking forward to it for weeks. I doubt I'll even notice if my hand hurts at all tomorrow ...
I've sorely (ha - sore-ly!) missed being able to knit, but I did finish reading Anne of Green Gables last night, so one of my books for October has been completed. Plus it was a great read. I never read the books as a kid, but I loved the dramatization that they did a few years back on PBS with Colleen Dewhurst, William Farnsworth, and Megan Follows as Anne. So reading the book was fun, as I didn't mind that I was picturing it with the actors in the series.
It also helps that fall weather has returned, especially after a week of conversations like this one:
Annoying co-worker: When do you get your bandages changed?
Me: I see the dr next week to have the stitches removed.
AC-W: So you have to keep that dirty-looking thing on another week?
Me (in my brain): You have no room to talk, oh smelly one.
Me (actual response): The bandages may be kinda sad looking on the outside, but I was told to leave them alone and not get them wet, so that's what I am doing.
AC-W: What you should do is just go home and soak your arm and wrist, with the bandage, in baby shampoo, that would help a lot. Then rub olive oil on it.
Me (in my brain): Of course! I always try to listen to people who have made their families go through the terrible process of treatments for rabies because of a possible threat in their neighborhood, rather than my dr.
Me (actual response): I think I'll just wait it out, thanks.
*Note: No annoying co-workers were harmed during this conversation. Even if they should have been ...