It's been a while- almost a month, but I'm back! It actually turned out that my wrist was not sprained, it was fractured. We went to Urgent Care the following day (Sunday, January 21st.) and we had xrays and stuff, and I fractured it. Just a hairline fracture, but enough to make a difference! I had to wear this splint thingy for like 2 weeks and couldn't swim/play viola (my piano teacher said that she had music for just the left hand. Yeah, I know, weird!) for that period of time. But now it's alllll better. I have a viola concert next Sunday, February 25th, so I'm blistering my fingers to the bone practicing, and my swim meet that I'm going to is next Saturday, February 24th. Talk about getting back into the swing of things!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
So this weekend I went up north to our friends' cabin, which is pretty much in the middle of nowhere/30 min from Traverse City and ski resort Crystal Mountain. My family skiied and I was trying how to learn to snowboard. Lemme tell ya it's not easy! Snowboarding is waaaaaaaaay harder than skiing and you fall a lot harder too easy. Since both of your legs are on one board, you can fall two ways: on your face, or on your buttocks. And after a while it hurts. A lot. So I was just cruising down the hill-and had another fall. But memories flashed before my eyes of sitting down and wincing and pain because I had big fat bruises all over my butt. I knew I had to do anything to stop it- so I stuck out my wrist. BIG mistake. Okay, so maybe it really wasn't that detailed but I did what any human would do. And I sprained my wrist. I could still move it but not without screaming my head off. So it wasn't broken. I sprained it. That was in the first 5 hours of boarding, so the rest of the day and the whole of next day I sat home at the cottage and did absolutely nothing. I could barely dress myself without hurting my wrist. Thankfully four very nice dogs kept me company: Roxie, a golden retriever, Mocha, a shitzu puppy, Winnie, a 13-year-old dachsund, and my very own Abe. Thanks guys. And also thanks to everyone who had to put up with me at home while I imagined the family skiing happily and my old cripple self at home. I dunno how school is gunna go w/ the whole writing thing (I screwed up my right wrist) AND I'm typing w/ my left hand now. Wish me luck!
Friday, January 05, 2007
I know I need to *refer to title* Since I've last posted, The year has changed to 2007, we've started swimming practice again, AND *most importantly* we've started school. (Yippee) Actually I was NOT very happy to go to school on Wednesday morning...shocker, I know, but once I got there everything was good! I got to see all my friends again and I was sooo happy. I also had the oppurtunity to REALLY start over in class and listen more, not that I wasn't listening before but-yeah. I've written 06 instead of 07 like EVERY TIME I hafta put the date on a worksheet...somehow I need to pound that into my head! And swimming started too-yay. I wasn't too happy about that either but once I got there I saw all my swimming buddies and that helped (a lot). I really want to improve this season in swim so I can tick "Staying Healthy" off my New Year's Resolutions. If you want to know how my New Year's was-than ask me cuz I'm too lazy to type it all!