Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Catching Up

Yesterday and today have been spent madly crossing things off my list. The good news is that I'm actually doing things before I cross them off the list, so things are, in fact, getting done. I have been tempted to just cross a few things off and pretend they never existed, but I'm being disciplined, against my better judgment. I'm catching up a bit from a weekend of mostly fun and no work, but it was worth it to spend the time with The Couple.

I am still almost continuously working on a very overdue knitting deadline, but I'm in the home stretch. My hands are really struggling, so I have to alternate the knitting with other things, and it works out because I have the attention span of a goldfish and I get tons done when I have to switch back and forth. So, I knit for a half hour, then go do some laundry, then knit, then go plant a couple of plants or weed for a half hour, then knit, then unload the dishwasher, etc. It sounds more like the workings of a hamster on cocaine, I know, but it actually does keep me quite productive, and I keep my hands from going numb: win-win. I do plan on going to see a doctor about the numbness, so if you know a good hand specialist, I'm interested in his or her name.

Okay, back to the list.


  1. Question. Do you have any tightness in your shoulders or neck? The nerves coming off of the spine will often get pinched in that area making your hands go numb. I might be able to ue massage to work with you a bit on that. Let me know.

  2. I have heard that hamsters on cocaine make the BEST pets.


    Happy list crossing off!

    (Oh, I couldn't resist- my word verification: unbad. Indeed.)

  3. Hee hee to the hamster part! I felt like that yesterday! Hope that list gets whittled down quickly!:) (oh and when I have a lot to do I tend to write things I've already done on my list -like "take shower" *check*- just so I can cross them off - I'm neurotic:))

  4. oh yes. I didn't read this before our little chat, but of course yes this was it. attention span of a goldfish. or as I like to think too, a mind that is always 20 steps ahead of where it is and so it's hard to focus on the current step!

    I'm sorry to hear about your hand numbness, but on a lighter note it sounds like a line from a Seinfeld episode. "Hey, I'm looking for a hand specialist....". : )

    What about a physical therapist or occupational therapist?

  5. @jenni: I do the same thing! (adding things I already did like "eat breakfast". seriously somedays it doesn't happen til after I've been awake for 3-4 hours!)

  6. You're funny... I love reading and catching up with you. Numbness sounds like carpel tunnel... MY MIL had that. NOT FUN. She was a cake decorator... little taxing on the hands.


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