Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It beats a broken heart (or broken dish)...
Or a twisted neck!
But it sucks nevertheless that I still can't nail the landing on my triple salchow/double toe loop combination, because as I was rushing to my car to go pick up a goodie I'd commissioned a couple months ago from a local artisan, Bob Tippie, I fell on the ice late Friday afternoon and broke my right elbow. And naturally, I'm right-handed. It hurt like the dickens (I can feel the empathy coming from you through the "Internets," dear Molly and Jane!) but I went to my appointment anyway, because this was the irresistibly tantalizing treasure that was waiting for me at Mr. Tippie's house...
He makes the easel he provides with each piece out of copper plumbing. Clever!
I took the first photo without flash and the second one with it, so you can see how the colors change and shimmer with the light. I love the funky shape of the clay dish and the sparkly glass and the colors, and am very grateful I got my thing-busting tumble out of the way before I had to carry this through the thickly falling snow and across more trecherous ice to my car, and then into the cottage!
Only after it was safely ensconced there did I remove my jacket to survey the damage to my elbow. It was swollen and I could only bend it a little without excruciating pain, so I got a lift to the ER where I spent the next three hours getting xrays, a CT scan, a splint, and - only at the very end - pain pills! Sadists.
I saw the orthopedic doctor yesterday, who said surgery isn't required nor recommended at this point, and to my delight neither is a cast. He removed my splint, repositioned my elbow to bring the bone ends closer to together, and put me in a new splint that now allows me the somewhat awkward use of my fingers for typing. Which is good, since I'm not allowed to do anything else with my right hand and arm for 2-3 weeks, and at least permitted me to put this post together. He also had the xray tech put my elbow xrays on a disc for me so I could post one of them here (for ABC Wednesday tomorrow, which is the letter "E" - how perfectly did I orchestrate my pratfall, and how dedicated a blogger am I? LOL), but since my iMac can't make heads nor tails out of the disc contents, I thought I'd just post this update today and take the opportunity to wish you all a very....
And be careful out there, those of you in wintery lands!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"