Tuesday, October 2, 2007

scaling back on ye olde computer time...

sweet tiny bird

Well, I've been aware that I need to scale back on the computer time for awhile now but haven't found anything that forced me too. Unfortunately, now I've found it - between working 8+ hours a day on a computer, and spending all my free moments on the computer I think I've injured myself. I've got a swollen right hand and carpal-tunnel-ish pains in my arm. So I’ll be drastically scaling back on the computer time - my goal is less than an hour per day. What this means is I won't be able to respond to comments - even though I’ve always been bad at that. If you have a question for me, please email and be patient if I don't get to it right away...



Above is a cute little bird seen on a walk in Central Park two Sundays ago. It was so tiny and brave – swooping less than a few inches above our heads, fishing for gnats… :) Last Sunday we tried out the Central Park zoo, and although I salute them for cramming so much into so small a space – if you’ve never been there before, don’t expect much… It was definitely one of those places where the people act more like animals than the animals do but I must say there’s something sweet about street-wise, elderly New Yorkers getting really excited about a polar bear scratching his nose. As for the rest of the zoo, let’s just say I had strollers shoved into every part of my body, and was almost flattened by 2 double-wide ones. Okay, don’t get me wrong mamas and babies, I love you and respect what you’re doing. But why would you push a stroller head-on into a person who clearly cannot move to the right or left? I call that stroller road rage. :) Especially cute were the alpacas, llamas, and sheep in the petting zoo. I had a huge sheep almost scale the fence to get at some food I was saving for an alpaca.



final photo session goodbye

And here's my last pic of Paisley and Joaquin, snapped just before they left to happy homes with Olga and Claudia. The apartment is looking a bit bare without them - if my hand allows I'd like to sew a few successors, maybe even Halloween themed? We'll see, we'll see...

7 comments:

Bitterbetty said...

ouch. hope you feel better soon.
Just lately found your blog and I do so like it.

Gina E. said...

Oh Floresita, I am so sorry for you! I can't imagine anything worse (except losing my sight) for craft-lovers. The arthritis in my hands causes them to ache a bit if I've been stitching or typing for too long, but if I stop and rest every so often, it's okay again shortly. Just don't let anyone cut into your wrists to 'fix' that carpel tunnel thing. Go see a chiropractor or remedial massage therapist first - pain in the wrists and lower arms usually stems from the shoulder and can be fixed by a competent chiro. or massage therapist. Keep us posted here!

Kimberly said...

Oh, were they taking each others picture before they left? So sad, I will really miss them. Can we have more adventures of your next creation(s)?

Olga said...

Hope you're feeling better! I love that picture of Joaquin and Claudia...he's such a talented photographer. :-) I agree about the Central Park Zoo, but it's nice that it's so accessible.

*BB* said...

Hope you feel better soon! I have carpal tunnel and it's like a crafters nightmare! Go get some physio on it!!

Carol said...

Flor, I feel your pain...I've got it too. In both but it's worse in my right. Don't we both share the same migraine nightmares too?
Let's send happy vibes back and forth :)

Sylvie said...

Hi Floresita. Wow! That is an excellent photo of a Magnolia Warbler! I enjoy your blog and I am very sorry to hear about the pain you have been in. I hope that you are feeling better now.