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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday~~Well Almost



Mr. I Don't Garden or Blog has been predicting almost daily that if I don't rest my wrist/thumb/arm there may be dire consequences. I love that man, but, sure hate it that he could be right;) So, I am taking a few days off from typing! (Bets are being taken on whether or not I can stop myself from making a comment here and there on a blog or two or three!) For certain I'm going to be reading them all!

Thanks for listening to my explanation whine! You know you are the best!

Gail

38 comments:

  1. First- get that grasshopper off your blackberry lily!!! second, we will all be here. rest up. take care of your wrist/arm/thumb.

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  2. Beautiful seeds pods. The little green fellow is so cute!!

    Dear Gail, my utmost commiserations! My DH dealt with tendinitis in his thumb for about nine months, it began last summer from repeated injuries and bending the thumb backwards, etc., due to persistent typing for work it never healed, every week it would get more aggravated, when he went to the doctor they said the thumb tendon was so swollen it wasn't going into the channel on the joint. It was really painful to watch, every time we would try to bend his thumb, it would get stuck. Yeek. Anyway it finally healed mostly because we lost our jobs after christmas. Take good care of your wrists, hands, and fingers, when they're injured one realized how very necessary these things are!!!! I hope your hand/arms feel better!! oh, and you're not whining!

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  3. Please do rest your arm/thumb/wrist....it will not get better and you surely don't want permanent damage!!

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  4. Give it a rest Gail! Your arm that is! ;) I hope you feel better soon.

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  5. No Gail,
    You are intelligent enough to know that aggravating it will only prolong the healing process. So get some rest and take some time to let it get better. Get Mr. I to type out a comment or two. LOL--Randy

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  6. A beautiful photo, Gail, even though I don't like grasshoppers! By all means, rest your wrist--we know you're here and thinking of us, even if you can't leave a comment. Randy has a good idea, though:)

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  7. Hi Gail, I personally struggle keeping up with blogs, so I always admire your frequent posting and commenting. Just this morning I did something I feel really bad about: I stopped following a dozen or more people on my list of blogs. I just can't keep up and narrowed down the field to those who generally comment back on my blog (after a while, I feel like a stalker if I'm the only one leaving comments!) and those who are so funny I'd read them like a newspaper column regardless if they ever commented on mine. (OK, there's only one of those and she is not even a gardener!) So... no pressure! I understand and recommend breaks in blogging, especially to avoid carpal tunnel! :) Have fun offline! :)

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  8. I hope your hands and fingers are back to normal soon Gail - now is when we need those voice activated computers!

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  9. Dear Gail,

    We will miss you but do want only the best of health for those hands and wrists. We will feel your presence as you read and not comment. We will feel it even more with a phone call or two while you recover and follow doctor's orders, whatever they might be.
    Frances

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  10. Isn't it annoying to be sick or injured. We just don't have time for that kind of stuff. Things to do, posts to make.

    Are you wearing a brace? Take care of your self, Gail. If your husband gets upset enough he may pull the plug;)
    Marnie

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  11. I feel your pain, Gail. Blogging, gardening, housework and painting has taken a toll on my wrists as well. There's a soft, thin nylon fingerless glove that I wear when doing these chores and I've found it relieves a lot of the stress.

    In the meantime, best wishes for a quick recovery.

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  14. yes, give your body a rest from time to time. I am now forced to give myself a rest, well I guess I could ignore doctor's orders. I just blogged about that.

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  15. Be careful or you may end up blogging via pencil inserted into the mouth by assistant! well maybe not that ,but might all your fingers fall off? hehe , i once saw a small preying mantis that had the most fantastic neon colors in wonderful patterns, never seen another one since, I think this little guy is a first for me too,seems like there's always a new buggy to be found,and I'll have to watch getting addicted to insect hunting now!

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  16. Enjoy your rest. No sense in making things worse for yourself!

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  17. Hi Gail......please rest....I have a feeling hubby is right (I know we don't like to admit these things)

    We will all still be here and looking forward to your next gorgeous......dripping with blooms......post.......

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  18. We all have to do what we all have to do. Take care of yourself Gail. It is no fun to be sore.

    Love seeing the little grasshopper (?) nymph on the seed pods. It blends in so well.

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  19. oh i hope you will rest up so you will be one~hundred percent soon.
    dh told me he saw you at the f/farmer's market on saturday. i am glad you stopped him to talk. i am sorry i missed you.
    loved your wildflower walkway. i would be sitting on that porch all the time. love it.

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  20. Do rest and enjoy that porch like Marmee said. I have to chuckle at the comment of you blogging with a pencil in the mouth. Nah, can't see it:) Take care! Love the grasshopper. Seems they are everywhere and so cute-just not on me.

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  21. Gail girl .. now you know you have to do the right thing for your wrist , don't you ?
    Coal would love playing with that grass hopper .. any chance of it finding its way to him ?? LOL
    See "you" when you are feeling up to this again ; )

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  22. It's hard to take time off, but Mr. I Don't Garden is right. ;)

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  23. Do take care and rest. Let Mister I don't garden or blog bring you drinks and food, and the odd massage ...

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  24. Your photographs are beautiful. :)

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  25. Ohhhh I hate it when the Mr. is right!!! Relax and enjoy you days off, Kim

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  26. I took picture of that same green bug in my garden last week! Nice pic.

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  27. Gail,
    I've found a tablet with stylus (as an alternative to a mouse) a great help in giving my wrist, fingers, shoulder, etc. a rest. But, I've noticed that typing on my laptop as an alternative is definitely a nice switch, too.

    Hope your thumb feels much better soon!
    Lisa

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  28. I know you are struggling with 'not typing' as I write this and I hope you win the battle and just relax and read for a while. I'm with Monica above as far as admiration and also struggling to keep up reading, writing and posting. When something becomes a struggle it is time to loosen the hold. Be well dear friend.

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  29. I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with that, Gail. I probably shouldn't tell you this (because rest is almost always the best policy!) but my colleague has a special mouse that controls the cursor by finger movement alone - maybe it would help you? Feel better!!

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  30. Do rest your wrist, hand & thumb. Wear a brace if you have to, to help ease the pain. Mine has just recently eased up but now I have found my thumb is drawing toward my palm. I know too well how painful it is.
    Now I can't see. lol Hoping after the eye surgeries I can see better. I don't have time for this getting old--er. lol
    Hugs, my friend.

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  31. I've been doing more reading than writing lately and have to admit that it's been good for me. Computer problems have kept me from posting and commenting as much as I'd like. Take some time off and relax and do some new things and give your thumb a rest. You'll ALWAYS be one of my favorite bloggers because you were one of the very first (maybe the first) to leave a comment on Mamma Mia Days and I haven't forgotten that. For the record, you're not whining -- you are simply looking after yourself.

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  32. Poor baby! How will you ever stay away? BTW, it's my index finger that gets so unhappy from the mousing. Happy Saturday! Have fun.~~Dee

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  33. Hi Gail - so sorry you're still having problems with your Wrist/Arm etc it is awful when you can't do things let alone get out and garden - about 6 yrs ago before we moved to France I was incapaccitated (not sure on the spelling!!) with my back with 2 herniated discs and was confined to bed for weeks and even after that it was a very slow recovery - I've been amazed as to what I've managed to do here especially with running a gardening business as well as looking after our plot here which takes a good bit of work - so do take heart but do try and rest your arm when you can... it must be v. hard... by the way Truckers Tavern Tomatoes are coming on well in our greenhouse!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend Miranda x

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  34. Creepy bug !
    Take a brake....relax.
    We'll still be here when you feel like posting again.

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  35. hmmmmmm, sounds familiar! :-)

    Michelle

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  36. Hi Gail, Don't you just hate it when he's right? ;-) Not really. I wondered what was happening over there after not seeing a post from C & L for awhile. I know you're up to something good. And we'll look forward to hearing about it when you're up to returning! :-)

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  37. please listen to Mr. I!! We want you blogging for the long term. :-) It's really hard to resist tho, I completely understand. Take good care of yourself.

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