I’m sure many of you have noticed that my posts have been shorter and farther between the last few weeks. Ever since I came back from my August Break, I’ve been averaging 2 or 3 posts a week instead of my usual rhythm.
Let me assure you it has nothing to do with me loosing interest or not having much to say. If anything, topics abound and willingness is plentiful… the problem is my elbow. Haven’t really shared yet, but I’ve been suffering from chronic tendinitis (tennis elbow (epicondylitis) to be exact… which is such a ridiculous name since I really don’t play tennis at all) in my right elbow for months now and although it was manageable with ice and topical analgesics for a long time, in the last month or so, it’s reached a point where I’ve needed physiotherapy treatments and long nights and week-ends of doing nothing while my super-hubby takes on the kids, the cooking , the cleaning all by his lonesome. I’m blessed with an amazing partner in life, that is for sure.
While I’ve been resting, there has been a lot of reading and a lot of just lying there with my arm wrapped in ice. There has been a very slow attempt at knitting a scarf, but I can only get a few rows knit before I have to stop. The little bit of strength I have left goes to taking care of the kiddos during the week days. We’ve been doing a lot of quiet play, crafts, building blocks, water play and reading. Things that don’t require much lifting. But it has also meant that we don’t go outside as much as I would want to. I was so thankful for the warm sunny evenings last week because it made up for the not so active days. But with the cold coming and evenings getting that much darker, walks and park play will get shorter as well. So I need to heal very soon. This just won’t do.
So if I have very picture heavy posts right now, I’m sorry… it’s just that for now, my pictures are my words. If I haven’t been commenting on your blog posts, I’m very sorry as well… it’s not that I haven’t been reading them, it’s just that typing is very painful and takes a lot out of me. But I have been reading, loving the peace and calm all your stories have provided me.
Wishing you all health and joy this week. Hoping you are all having a wonderful day! xo