I’m out of my sling and feeling better every day. It will be a few more weeks before I will get more motion out of my arm, but all in all, I’m loving life and am appreciating the ‘little things’ I can do…and not do. The human body is miraculous. Such an amazing gift. I got my arm x-rayed today and my bone is looking so much better. It’s not so squished together now–it’s healing itself…producing more bone tissue or fiber or whatever the medical term is. I just think that’s incredible.
I still can’t put much pressure on my left arm–even just to unscrew a jar of peanut butter or hold a normal book. My husband teases me that I’m like Bob from What about Bob with Bill Murray…”Gimme, Gimme. I need, I need.” My Kindle is my best friend right now…after my husband that is (because let’s face it, even though I can turn pages with only one healthy finger, my Kindle can’t unscrew the peanut butter jar for me or help me get dressed when I end up twisted up in my clothes).
My family vacationed down in Southern Utah and Nevada. I read a plethora of books since I couldn’t do much else. I read Accidentally Married. It was a cute romance. Madison, the main character, is a starving actress looking for a job. When she overhears Jared Jameson’s administrative assistant say she is quitting her job, Madison hurries over to interview in order to be first on the list. But what Madison doesn’t expect is that Jared wants her to play the part of his girlfriend at a family dinner. When he tricks her into doing it, she gets him back by announcing their engagement. With a sick aunt whose dying wish is to see him married, Jared has no choice but to play along. I loved Madison’s sharp wit. She made me laugh all the time and forget about my sore arm for a while. Thanks, Victorine!
I finished Infinity + One that I posted about earlier. Great book…like always. Amy Harmon is my hero. Her mind conjures up the best love stories. This one follows a modern day twist on the Bonnie and Clyde story. I didn’t think it would work or be to my liking, but I was wrong. It was amazing. She makes you care for her characters in such a way that when you’re finished, you feel sad because your friends are gone…and you want to keep sharing your life with them and find out more about them. I think this book actually healed my arm some, because I started feeling like I could walk around and be more active once I finished it. Or it could have been that I’d reached the two and a half week mark from when I broke it and the swelling had gone down some.
Nahhhh! It was the book. I’ll have to email Amy and tell her that book is a medical marvel. I just wish I would’ve read it before our vacation so I could have gone on the Angel’s Landing hike in Zion. I’ll post later about the awesome hikes the rest of the family did while I read books. The pictures and video they took make me happy…and hopefully, you’ll like them too.
Hope you’re having a great summer!