Monday, October 4, 2010

What To Do In A Pinch

     "OUCH!!!" and other words to display my discomfort are all that my hubby has heard for 3 or so days now. I have a very bad pinched nerve...or my arm. Even typing right now is uncomfortable for me. I have to put my hand in just the right position and do a lot of the work with my off hand.
   So, since I can't talk as much to speak...I'm going to do what people in a pinch do------Short cuts!! :-) I'm starting with showing you the beautiful Desktop Calendar for October 2010 that Mariann, over at the Nature and Wildlife Photography Blog, is letting all of us download for FREE! You can read all about it when you follow the link. I can tell you that she has versions for those in the U.S. and in Europe! Isn't that great! This calendar is only a sample of her photography too! You have to see her Etsy shop!!
   Mariann is not the only person giving away free stuff! is giving my U.S. and Canadian blog readers a FREE gift worth $55.00. You can see the details to enter here.
   Also, Vicki and Maddy Girl, over on the blog "2 Bags Full...", will be giving away this little Harvest Nest on November 1st!
       Follow the link over there to see how you can enter! I know one thing she does say is this: "My readers from all over the world are welcome to enter this contest. I will happily send this little nest to you where ever you live. (Remember-the last little contest nest was mailed to Russia!)
    Last, but not least, my Sage Green Classy Button Flower Brooch...
     ...has been included in littletoad's Treasury entitled "Are you goin' to Scarborough Fair?"
    Please go by and check out the other shops too!! Thanks littletoad!!
   I apologize that the post took me so long to do today, but I had to take some breaks. Now, off to rest the arm...OUCHing all the way!!!

I Used To Be Able

I used to be able to walk
without giving thought to every step.
I used to be able to exercise
with no hesitation, or lack of pep.

I used to be able to study for hours,
and my thoughts were as clear as a bell.
I could see so clearly what to underline.
(Now-if I do, I can`t tell!)

I used to be able to just jump out of bed,
with my movements preceding my brain;
But now there is first, lots of thought,
then a cane-preceded by pain!

I used to be able to sleep through the night,
without flipping from left to right;
But now I wake up as `Hot as can be`,
and sweating like I`ve been in a fight.

I used to be able to eat what I wanted,
and my body would just burn it off;
But now, not only does it sit where it lands,
but I get indigestion and cough!

I used to be able to paint my own toes;
and stand in the shower to wash my hair;
But now I depend on people that I pay
to pretty me up-and to care.

I used to be able to dance `heel-to-toe`;
and take deep breaths to sing.
As you can see from this poem, things have changed;
Now I hum and dance, stumbling.

Its really okay that I`m not quite the same;
It just means that I`ve been `round the bend.`
I`ve matured and grown up and got settled with it,
`cause one day I`ll do it all again.


  1. I'm sorry you're hurting so much today my sister! I did notice you weren't around this morning and I missed you. I was relieved to see this post, I must admit. Take care of yourself and I hope you can get some relief soon!!

  2. Anonymous10/04/2010

    Hi Debbie,this is the third time I trying to say Hi to you,LOL.For some reason it doesnt want to post.But anyway.I do thank you for psoting these giveaways.Your button you chose is adorable for the broach.The harvest giveaway is soooo pretty.Im keeping my fingers and toes crossed for both LOL.

    I hope you get feeling better soon.I dont know if its raining up there but sometimes when it does it triggers places on our bodies which we have some difficulties with anyway.Like joints and muscles.HUGS!

  3. Anonymous10/04/2010

    Oh I dont believe it. It posted and with the word Roses as well lol.

  4. Anonymous10/04/2010

    Hi debbie check your Etsy email please ;)

  5. Hi Deb! It's me again.....Congrats on the sales the last couple of days!! I KNOW that will cheer you up! :)

  6. CinLynn, It's nice t be missed! :-) It's so aggravating to not be able to be my talkative self! But every time I do the slightest bit of typing it gets flared up again! I'm probably going to have to lay low for a few days in order to let it heal. I'll be putting my blog up though...less talking, but up! I miss chatting with you!! :-(

  7. Becky, Hi....Finally!!! :-) I hope you get to win something!!!...And you are right about the weather. Yep! It's raining again today!...I'm just about smiled out about it too!!! Grrrr!...And I'll be convoing you again very soon!!! :-)

  8. CinLynn, Thanks again too!!! I'm very happy about the sales...More typing that I don't mind doing...sorta....OUCH!!! :-)

  9. Hope you'll feel better soon Boo! Luv ya!

  10. Thanks Alicia! Talk you later.

  11. (Oops!This is Jeff, Alicia) Deb says Talk to YOU later.:-)

  12. I hear ya, sister! I'm so sorry you're dealing with a pinched nerve. It does seem like it's always something now, doesn't it?! I hurt my knee yesterday and when my husband asked me what I'd done, I said I have no idea. Basically nothing but kneel and walk.. guess I'm going to have to watch that now. : )
    Heal fast!

  13. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. :[ I had a nerve problem after giving birth that I was able to cure with accupunture. It only took 2 visits, and it was alot cheaper than my prior trips to the neurologist(who told me I had nothing wrong with me. ha!) I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    ps. Thank you for always making me giggle with your sweet comments. they make my day. :]

  14. I am so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling the best. I know how hard it can be when your arms/hands wont do what you want them to do. Take care of yourself & I hope you feel better soon.

  15. Janet, Woo woo woo, about your knee too! :-( Yep! We're coming apart at the seams, aren't we?! ^_^

    Hollie, Boy do I wish I had a LIVE-IN acupuncturist now!!! And thank you for your nice comments too!!

    Joanne, Your words of encouragement mean so much to me. I'm working on my arms and legs ONLY today!! Brain will have to wait for another day! ^_^

  16. So sorry to hear about your injury, hopefully the pain will pass soon. Wishing you a quick recovery and thanks so much for including my desktop calendar!!! HUGS

  17. Hi Mariann! Thanks for the well wishes. The arm is starting to feel better after resting it all day today. I'm being very careful not to flare it back up though!...And your desk calendar is a beauty! It was my pleasure to share it!! :-)

  18. @Jeff.... thanks for me AND Deb! It was nice to "meet" you on the phone until we meet in person:-)


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