Celebrating February 15th-24th

I decided to bundle these days together as they cover the Incident With My Elbow.

The incident occurred on the 15th at the hotel.  I had a lovely massage but when I went to pay there was a torrential rainstorm.  Thinking I should get back as /I had my sister’s keycard, I left the safety of the spa, got drenched and managed to slip on the wet slippery outside corridor.

It was a painful landing for my elbow which cracked off the concrete in a way that will never leave me.  I knew immediately that it was broken and it was.  Five hours later I was in surgery; twenty-eight hours later I was back at my Dad’s and my flight delayed until Thurs so Dad could travel home with me.  I wasn’t happy as I wanted to leave ASAP frankly.  But that said, I saw the benefit of having Dad home with me and I knew it was more about him feeling like he needed to be with me so I waited.

Cherish family indeed.

The following week saw me take visits from concerned relatives, be bathed by my favourite aunt like I was 8 months rather than 38 years old, and essentially let others take care of me.  My independent spirit was slightly irritated but it was all done kindly and with love so to refuse would be churlish.

I ended up flying alone as Dad could only get a flight on another airline.  It was fine – and that independent spirit kept me going.  I won’t deny it was a relief to see Dad at the end of the journey.  Still, being back home in my own space means that I want – need – to assert some independence over things like showering.  My sister has taken over from my aunt but I think I could now manage alone as the pain is much better.

Overall though I feel incredibly blessed.  The fall could have been so much worse – if I’d hit my head or my shoulder or gone down on my hip or my spine badly…I’m lucky it was only a broken elbow.  So a definite think positive on my health!

And my family have rushed to support me so as much as I cherish them, it’s nice to know they cherish me too.

Luckily, the break hasn’t delayed things too much on the make money front as I managed to make email contact from abroad and will have the delayed conversations this week.

The only thing really suffering is my write what I want which…I’m tired!  And achy!  But I am doing some writing and getting used to writing with only one hand!


Celebrating January 24th-31st

So, catching up.

This week was once again all about cherish family, primarily because the situation continued with Uncle Ken and a drive to get him home to Durham, but also because there were preparations to go to Dad’s 70th in Mauritius in motion.

Additionally, I had an interview on the make money front.  It went well.  I think it would be a great place to work – really friendly people, nice vibe.  But I think I may be too qualified for them.  That said, I also made contact with the consulting firm I worked with last year and got a positive response so that may happen too.

The write what I want has taken a back seat though although I managed to post one story.

Celebrating January 11th

Well, casting my mind back to Friday…

write what I want

I did update a fic I’m posting but that was about it on this front.

cherish family

Uncle Ken, Dad and I went out for a Chinese meal which was very nice.  Dad and I chatted about real estate in Mauritius.  It was a nice meal out and a nice way to end Dad’s latest vacation.

Celebrating January 9th

Possibly I should have a concept which is “errands” because that is mainly what I’ve done although I did do those errands (ensuring there is disability assistance at the airport, that the catsitters were booked, looked up Dad’s train times) to facilitate cherishing my family so maybe it falls under that.

On the other hand there are errands that I’ve actively avoided today dealing with finance that I really, really have to buckle down to tomorrow and those probably fall under the overall concept of ‘make money.’

write what I want

I have completed the review today and I’m pleased with it in a way that I wasn’t pleased with the reviews that I did last year.  I think that’s a very good positive step forward.

Celebrating January 7th

write what I want

I managed to catch-up on some of the duties I have as a livejournal community moderator but other than that not every much happened as I was deeply fatigued after three nights of not sleeping very well.

So achievements today included downloaded gimp, putting together the banner (which as I’m not art inclined is always an achievement), updated the rules of the comm journal, advertising the challenge.  I think I have an idea for it too which will be good to write as a one-off.