Uh huh...this is my hand after last weeks craziness...the week that I think I must deem the clumsiest week of my life...not only did I fall twice (don't worry it was b/c I was wearing my dream shoes and probably not picking up my feet properly)I fell once...but caught myself on the walls...just kind of braced myself up before hitting the ground...the second fall came after being outside playing and goofing around with the dogs...I was through with the running, the fetching and the wrestling...just to turn around take 2 steps and trip and fall on the rock patio...YES folks I am sure it was the loveliest of sights...b/c it most assuredly HAD to be graceful...RIGHT...hitting the ground while taking a few things down with me...to land on my side...and then hop up, look around...and proclaim to the "girls"...I'm alright...BUT this...this silly hand injury...was the kicker...I was trying to get organized around the house last week (which didn't happen) but I did manage to carry in tons of organizational components I purchased to "get" organized...and while doing so...I was carrying a bunch of huge Rubbermaid containers in from my truck filled to the brim with other organizational goodies (b/c heaven knows WHY make 2 trips) and w/o knowing what lay ahead...b/c my view was blocked I rammed my hand into the door jam with the rubbermaids...Man...did it ever hurt...in fact I was sure I broke a bone b/c I heard a crack...but then later determined it was my wrist...but my hand immediately turned blue and started swelling and went totally numb leaving me unable to type for almost 24 hours..yikes :(:(... my hand swelled to almost twice its size on the one side...it's fine now...tender and VERY UN-ATTRACTIVE...but hey it does make me appreciate how good they looked before!
and how thankful I am for my hands...they may not be beautiful...but they are the best hands I could ask for...and I hope for just one minute I have been able to "touch" someone with the kindest of touches... I look forward to many more years...with age spots or freckles, bulging veins and rough skin touching many more things in life...including holding hands with my children's children...stroking my husbands hands...and folding them in prayer and thanking God for all he has given me. I think I have learned to appreciate the hands I was dealt...thank you God...for healthy hands. Oh and for equality sake...I thought I better include a picture of my left hand...just in case it has a problem with me posting too much about the right and decides to rebel or something...you never know...I DO have lots more organizing to do...but I think I've learned my lesson and will make more than one trip from now on...
Blessings my friends...and remember to "touch" someone today...either by word or prayer, a tender hug, or a little applause about a job well done! Your hands will feel better for it not to mention your heart...I promise!
Hmmmmm....maybe next week I'll post about knee caps....who knows???? Now that's not a pretty site either...so maybe not!!