Friday, August 20, 2010

A Little Help From My Friends (& Family)

Aris & her Brother

This is pretty much what I see on a daily basis. Omri the little prince by no fault of his own. Yes the girls dote on him all day long. They even fight over whom gets to hold him. He's content melting his little body into anyone that's willing to lend a shoulder. Aris shares all her toys with him. It's not uncommon for me to find dolls or other treasures tucked under his arms while he's swinging in his swing. Just so you understand, Aris won't share with anyone. So Omro should feel quite special.

Sloan has been so helpful today! Everything is a little harder to do. It's really hard for me to do anything that requires gripping or pinching motions. I'm learning to grip things with my knees & between the crook of my arm. It's amazing how resourceful you can become when the use of an arm is taken away. It's even more amazing all the things I take for granted on a daily basis. Take pulling up my pants for instance, or zipping said pants. How about changing a diaper. Holding my baby is the toughest one for me. I can really only hold him with my right arm. It bums me out & makes nursing extra hard when he nurses on my left side. Thank goodness for Boppy pillows!

I forgot to tell you how this all happened. It's pretty silly. I tripped......walking into the............wait for! Tada! How cheesy is that? So Dean & I have decided to change our last name from The Swansons to The Klutzes. Seems fitting since we are managing to break something every couple weeks. I have had a lot of help though. My Aunt & cousins have been amazing. I also had several people offer to cook dinner & gladly accepted. I am so very grateful for all of it.

I just got the banners for my new vintage shop today. I can't wait to work on things this weekend. I CAN type with one hand. It just takes me a little longer to do so. I won't be able to work on paper art for a bit (takes finger gripping to do that). So I'm hoping to get the vintage shop up & running. Also hoping to reopen my other shop & stock it with some fun artwork. I can hold a pencil & a paintbrush so maybe I can add a few paintings? We shall see :) Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for all the well wishes!


Vicky said...

So sorry for the cheesy kitchen catastrophe! Glad you have family near. Wish I could be there to help, also. Good luck with the new shop. Mine will be opened for business on September 1. I'll look for yours!

jacquie said...

so sorry about need to make up a terribly dramatic story to accompany the injury! hope you're back to normal soon.