Saturday, March 25, 2017

Freedom Fingers

Guys! Guys! Look at this!

My fingers are free! My fingers are free! Well, not totally free, I am still supposed to wear my brace "as much as possible," according to the doc, but I can use the hand! I'm not supposed to lift anything heavier than a coffee cup, but I think most of my knitting is lighter than a coffee cup...so I am raising my white (and green and yellow) flag of dishcloth knitting 

in favor of some toy knitting!

Let me tell you that free fingers feel fantastic! But the hand is still a little sore, so I  am wearing the brace quite a bit. Some things are easier than others with one hand bound...for instance, putting on pants is fairly difficult. But I've adapted to others pretty well with just the one hand, such as typing...it is much slower, but it can be done! (FYI, I'm typing this with both hands, but I'll put that brace on for a good rest as soon as I am done here.)

Being in a cast and brace (again) has also reinforced some basic life lessons for me. In this lifetime, I often take freedom for granted. The freedom to do pretty much what I want, when I want to do it is a given for me in so many ways, but the one that matters most is my freedom in Christ. As we count down to Easter, when Christians around the world remember Jesus's sacrifice and celebrate His resurrection, I am reminded that "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free." (Galatians 5:1)

Freedom. I am so glad that I am free! Free to follow Jesus. Free to take a walk outside. Free to express myself verbally and in writing. Free to befriend the best group of knitters. Free to let them "decorate" my cast the day before it came off." Finally free to knit and shower and type with two hands. Freedom feels fine!

Do you feel free? If not, why not? What are you a slave to? Freedom in Christ is available to you, too...and if you have not found it yet, I would be happy to talk with you more about where to look. I have LOTS of words, just ask my husband! Drop me a line via email, or comment below, and I will get back to you.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Still Knitting One-Handed

But still knitting! More next week!

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bracing Myself

Sooooo, if you've seen me on Facebook lately, you will know that I am typing one-handed today, and will be for the foreseeable future. I wasn't even running, I promise, but I did manage to fall over again. I also broke my left hand again. Now it looks like this:

I did this after writing the blog for last Saturday, which was fortunate. I was with my daughter, also fortunate for me! She picked me up and ferried me to the ER, where I learned that I have a broken bone on the outside of my hand. This type of fracture is often referenced as a "boxer's fracture," which sounds way cooler than, "I was just walking, and I fell down."

"You should tell people you got that in a fight with Minnie Mouse last week!"

"Were you chewing bubble gum while you were walking?"

"Well, if Sweetie is going to push you over, you should start fighting back..."

No. No. And no. Seriously, I went out to walk with Dollface and her sweet dog,

and somewhere around the 5th step, I put my foot down in a funny way. I did not recover well from the stumble, but at least I did not break the fall with my face.

Two weeks in a cast, typing with one hand, then I'll get back to a brace I can remove for showering (and knitting...shhh!).

Until then, look for shorter blog posts and less knitting than usual. It's just two weeks, so I'm sure I won't go crazy...bwaaahahahahahaha!

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!
(And don't fall down. Seriously. Don't. lol!)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Magical is One Word

Magical. What does that one word make you think of? Very recently, this word took my mind to Disney World! This was a good thing, since Sweetie and I actually went to Disney World last week, in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary! Magical is one word for Disney World, and it is a good one!

Another word for Disney is wait. A large amusement park (or group of parks) known around the world is going to bring lots of fun, and lots of waiting. This is a good reminder, whoever you are. The waiting started at the airport, 

and continued at the hotel, 

then on into the parks. We even waited to fill our water bottles, 

and then waited at this sign! (One of our faves, throughout the day!)

But the waiting is just part of the game. The waiting builds anticipation for the fun! After all, we were at Disney World for 4-and-a-half days! Since we stayed at a Disney resort, it was all-Disney, all the time, and that part was magical!

Another word for Disney is crowded. This is almost synonymous with the waiting, but it's a little different...the crowds are not all Disney all the time. The crowds are made up of moms and dads and kids, old and young, who are not getting enough sleep in their hotels. They are outside their normal routines, and grumpy often ensues. Everyone without a Disney uniform or character costume is just a little unsure of where they are, and how to get to where they want to be. It takes a little extra grace and patience to be a part of the crowds at Disney!

Yet another word for Disney is YUMMY! Boy oh boy, did we eat good on this trip! Here are just a few shots of the yummy, yummy-ness we experienced:



Words cannot even begin to capture the tastes and smells of Epcot and all the parks!

Finally, my last word for Disney is FUN! Despite the crowds and the waiting and being out of our own element, we had so much fun! I can prove it with all the selphies we took. See?



We are smiling in nearly every one!

Even though one of us finally had his fill of the photos,

It was a trip we will not soon forget!

Happy anniversary again, Sweetie! I love you!

Thanks for checking in to see how the trip went! If you are planning a trip anytime soon, I hope you find all you're looking for. I also hope that you and your crowd will not be grumpy and sleep deprived during your time in the parks. It really can be the most magical place on earth!

Until next time, knit in good health!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Two Things

Just two things for the blog this week.
Number 1: This sweater is FINISHED!
(And the crowd goes wild!)

Number 2: I am going to Disney World for my anniversary!
(And the crowd goes wild!)

Yes, I have my magic bands and luggage tags, my travel companion and knitting for the plane,

so I am all set! I cannot wait to be in the Magical Land of Walt Disney World, and I promise to tell you all about it when I return!

Until then, thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!