Friday, February 10, 2012

Pain, Pain, and... Oh Yeah. Pain.

This week has been a little rough on my joints. Thank you, Puxatawney Phil. Another six weeks of winter, eh? Remind me to look up groundhog recipes later.

So I've been using some highly recommended arthritis gloves to keep my joints warm at night, since I've been waking up with stiff, sore fingers recently. I picked up a second, lighter pair for while I work, and I've found they're pretty comfortable.

And stylish. If you're a Golden Girl.
I wound up taking Monday off completely, spending the day in my ultra-deluxe hospital bed so my knees remained elevated and, of course, rocking the arthritis gloves. The same thing wound up happening Wednesday, but I made sure I got my wordcount in before retiring to my room like Scarlett O'Hara, sweeping my pain-train behind me.

I don't think there's enough brocade here for Ms. O'Hara. Or curtains. You can never have too many curtains.
Anyway, other than my knees and hands taking one for the team, work has gone well. I've hit my word count every day except Monday, and realized something. I have a habit of taking one day a week to do things like website maintenance, blog posting, ordering promo or doing edits/paperwork. So I set WriteWay to a four day a week writing schedule, and promptly whimpered at what it did to my daily minimum word count.
If you're lazy and you know it, clap your hands!
 Surprisingly enough, I did not resort to Dragon NaturallySpeaking this week. I think my stylish gloves worked.

You want them. You know you do.


Louise said...

Woohoo! Glad the gloves are working. At least Dragon hasn't had a chance to turn dog barks into silly words, eh? May the weather warm so you'll get some relief. Hey, maybe that's why my PA in-laws are spending two months in FL. :-)

Dana Marie Bell said...

Florida? *whimper*

AimeeKay said...

I want those gloves AND the bed!!!!

(secretly plotting how I can "borrow" them from you)

Dana Marie Bell said...

I LOVE the bed. My knees were killing me again the other night, so I raised up the foot and slept peacefully for the first time in days. And raising the back a little takes the pressure off my lower back, which also helps my sleeping.

The only thing the bed doesn't do is muffle Dusty's snoring.

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford