Already I am quite bored by my limitations. Like a spoiled child, wanting to do the one thing they aren’t allowed to do. I’m just so used to having handwork to do while I am watching movies/tv shows/talking on the phone, etc. In one way I am quite thrilled with how much easier this is than I thought. The fact that I can type with both hands is a huge plus. I haven’t had much pain after the first night.
But I can’t use scissors, or a rotary cutter, or write, or “hold anything more than a box of tissues” (official instructions.) My hands are just itching to hold a needle and put it through a piece of fabric.
In the meantime, I am trying a few other things. Marianne encouraged me to draw with my right hand. Here is my pitiful first attempt. This actually took a long time, and by the end I had developed a lot more control with my hand.
This also made me realize I needed a LOT more colors to choose from, so am contemplating ordering the “big box” of colored pencils (which is a lot more expensive than the big box of colored crayons we all used to love…)
I watched a marathon of Master Chef competition shows yesterday. Probably not the best choice for someone trying to watch their weight. On the other hand, they are always eating dinky portions of the food, which gave me the idea to just have two of the grilled chicken and mozzarella ravioli with a salad. That was very satisfying actually. They were topped with just a bit of the pesto sauce I made last week. That stuff is good. I googled low calorie pesto sauce and found quite a few options, but this one had tomato in it, and that sounded really good to me. Its 100 calories for 1/4 cup, but I usually have only used 2 Tbsp because its flavor is so strong.
So. I also need to find some exercise to do. Getting dressed is a wee bit of a problem. But I think I will attempt it today. Because as much as I have complained about it being hot and dusty, I am missing our evening walks. And I think I will dust off the weights and do some one handed exercises, as well as some of the leg exercises Vicky taught me. And if I can get dressed properly and drive safely, I think I will go to the gym for some of their yoga classes next week.
In the meantime, I am working on my little kit of double wedding ring blocks.
(need to put the bead tray away)
I love these little prints.
I am missing my creativity in cooking. But at this point I have a LOT of food already cooked, so will be content with what’s at hand. I think I’ll be able to do quite a bit more in a week or so.
In the meantime, I will probably continue with the Master Chef marathon. I am inspired by the creative ways they work with what they’ve been given. Its quite similar to how we all have learned to use healthier, lower calorie foods in different creative ways.
I’ll leave you with some of the inspirational photos I keep in a folder on my computer.
Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend!