I can finally type fairly well with my broken arm. The last two weeks I have worked three days a week about 6 hrs a day and was very thankful to get out of the apartment, see other people, and not just sit in my chair watching tv. Couldn’t really do anything other than watch tv which was driving me crazy. I used my long-handled grabby tool to pick up all the knitting projects scattered around the living room to put them in a big basket to wait until I could actually knit again. And of course I’m right-handed and broke my right arm so that adds to the fun.
By the way long handled grabby tools are the best. You of course drop more things, knock more things onto the floor, or need something off the back of a bottommost shelf when the arm really doesn’t want to hang in a bent over position to grab them. :-)
Now, unfortunately like so many people, as of last Thursday I’ll be working remotely from home for a month but I’m very thankful that is an option for me. And I can gradually ramp back up to my normal 40 hr week as my arm allows – so much better than just watching tv!
Laundry tasks should reduce since I don’t have to venture out – I can wear my pjs and robe and arm sling all day – something they would have frowned on if I were actually going into the office. Trust me, shimmying out of jeans with one hand to go to the bathroom is a hassle!! Of course I have a good friend who is wonderful and so appreciated who was driving me to and from work, appts, taking out my garbage, putting together that new adjustable height laptop table that allows me to easily type now, opening those new peanut butter and other jars I couldn’t get opened one-handed. :-)
And I have been able to knit a few rows on a simple project the last couple of days. Even those few rows made me so happy. So today I need to clear a few things off the table next to the laptop table so my “home office” is a bit organized and do a bit of vacuuming. It may take me a bit (or a lot) longer to do some of those tasks one-handed but I’m so glad that I can finally do a bit more.