Cutting up an apple to eat is a major achievement. It’s such a nuisance, having only one functioning hand and arm: can’t work in the garden, can’t drive the car, can’t go shopping – well, not alone – can’t write much serious stuff, can’t even bake some cookies - and even making a cup of tea requires using a jug of water to fill the kettle because I am unable to successfully hold it under the tap. Pathetic reason to moan about, I know…sorry.
But there are benefits as well: I can’t do house work and my husband has to cook dinner – and make my lunch. So, what’s left for me to do?
Read, read and read some more.
Fortunately we have a great public library nearby. Not only can I borrow up to 20 items at a time, but it’s all free. And if there’s a book I fancy and it’s not on the shelf, I simply ask the library (online) to find it (in another library) and put it ‘on hold’ for me. After a day or so, a text message arrives to let me know the ordered book is there waiting. Excellent service!
My other sanity saver is the iPad. I use it for emailing (slowly!), checking on the news, following favourite sites & people on Twitter & Facebook and lots more.
It’s a lazy and relaxing life, but I would much rather have the use of TWO hands.
Only 24 days to go and the cast will be off!
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