I have been thinking about renaming my blog to Clutzy Karen. Ah yes, I have had an unfortunate adventure which has put a crimp in all my creative plans for spring.
Last Tuesday I received a lovely used blue bike. I had this fantasy of having a bike and riding to the farmer's market or library or coffee shop. I thought it would be a great way to get a little exercise and save a little on gas. Sounds like a charming plan, right?
By 8 pm that night I had managed to fall off that charming bike while trying to make a turn onto the sidewalk. I had already ridden a bit around the neighborhood, but lost control on my second ride. Fortunately a friend was with me, I was right by my house, and I didn't seem to be too badly damaged. Just a sore elbow which hit the pavement, but I still could bend it.
However, during the night the elbow became so swollen and painful that I could barely bend it. I had scheduled Wednesday off of school as a personal day, and had planned to buy flowers for all the gardening I had planned to do over the weekend. Instead I sat in waiting rooms, got x-rays, and saw an orthopedic doctor who let me know I had fractured a bone in my elbow!
Fortunately, I don't have a cast, just a sling. I need to keep moving it to get my range of motion back. The pain is getting better. Unfortunately I can't lift, push, or pull. And it is my right arm.
So my gardening will be severely limited this season to things I can do left handed. I think I can plant a few pots and hopefully I can get any friends that stop by to help me move them into place. Also, this puts a crimp in some of my blogging plans - it is very hard to take pictures with your left hand when the button to push is on the right side! I'm finding other things that are difficult to do as well - eyeliner and flossing are two that come to mind!
I'm not sure how long my arm will be out of commission. But I do have a few pictures that I haven't blogged yet and I'm sure I will find a way to use my point and shot camera. But just wanted to let you know where I've been hiding the last few days!