Anyway, what if knitting is preventing this thing from clearing up? What if knitting is making it persist? What if I have to stop knitting for a while? What if I can't garden either? What if I have to save whatever capacity I have in that arm for scrubbing and mopping and polishing and window washing just ahead in Spring Cleaning (oh yeah, all glamor, all the time!)? And I can't just leave it until I'm feeling better because as soon as its done here, I'll need to do it again when we open the cottage in a month or so. And...
WHAT IF I HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK FROM KNITTING?
I cannot entertain the possibility. So once awake in the light of day, with my little family back to their regularly scheduled programming I decided before I indulge in full blown panic, I need to get back to basics myself. Our March Break staycation was a nice departure from the regular routine but maybe enough is enough and my body - specifically my elbow is just trying to tell me that.
In that spirit I have today already done my walk, eaten properly, had several large glasses of water, iced the elbow and now have my brace on it. I am trying to use my left arm as much as possible and thereby resting the right.
I have also opened up all my cases of yarn and arrayed them around the Laundry Room to allow for needle free knit-related daydreaming and scheming. (Mental attitude is also important!)
My hope is with better overall attention to my health and wellbeing and particular care with my right arm I'll allow the thing to heal or be less inflamed or whatever it has to do to stop hurting!
The second nightmare, at least if you ask my little family is that "there is nothing to eat in this house" and you know what, I pretty much have to agree with them. The kitchen and pantry look like they've suffered the human equivalent of a plague of locusts. (Another thing I took a "holiday" from last week was grocery shopping!)
So to keep my 15 year old boy from having nightmares tonight about starving I'd better see to that too!
Thanks for dropping by today! Happy third day of SPRING!