I hope you had a better week
I don’t know about you, friends, but I am most relieved to put last week to bed. If you’ve been reading along, you’ve caught up with the fact that I took a tumble in the wake of our record-tying blizzard and spent much of the week without much use of my arms.
I’m much, much better now, but it did take muscle relaxers and a few recovery days. And some tears and a few bad words. I’m lucky—the doctor told me that by Sunday I should be feeling much like my old self and will fully recover in a few weeks.
A good reminder to be grateful (including for takeout)
Minor injuries, while awful in the moment, can serve as good reminders to be grateful for what we have. My friends and family checked in on me, offered to help if I needed it, and expressed empathy (and told a few good jokes). You know who you are, and I’m grateful to you.
One friend in particular offered sage counsel that got me to the doctor sooner than I would have gone. I’m feeling better, and likely warded off further injury that could have resulted from babying my left arm, thanks to her.
And so this week’s gratitude journal included “arms,” “friends and family who love me,” and “delivery drivers” (let’s face it, dishes weren’t in the cards this week).
This week had a lot of TV without apology. The delightfully dark and remarkably human Resident Alien has returned for a second season, and I’m already howling. Sahar had a line that had me in tears and jealous that I didn’t come up with that juvenile ailment myself. It might have been the muscle relaxers, but I’ll take the laughs. Second seasons can prove tricky, but I have hopes here. Alan Tudyk is a treasure. Recommended for anyone who likes a bite to their comedy.
This coming week, we’ll have a fun travel story, a recipe that comes together in a flash (for we all need these), and some ideas for how to pamper ourselves on cold winter days. We’ll have a Sundry Wonders post, but I may need to get a bit creative, as Ollie and I haven’t walked much this week (did I tell you that my pup’s been a saint?). Stay tuned.