Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Down time...

...can be 'found time.'

For all I hate sitting still, you'd think I'd be thin and athletic. Ha, ha, ha. Still, I'm a fidget. I detest being on hold on the phone!

I had to call for a doctor's appointment. I injured my wrist mysteriously (as in, I didn't fall or bump it) and it hurts and is swollen. The doctor I work for said I definitely need an X-ray. So I called my own doctor today. And sat there on hold, and on hold, and on hold.

After about the third "your call will be taken in the order it was received," I got smart enough to switch over to a portable phone, and started folding laundery. (Folding shirts with one hand is an art, if you ask me.) And as I'm sitting there, I see how dusty the dresser is. So I decide to clean it. Not just clean, but reorganize, too.

I finally did get through, and will see the doctor this afternoon. In case you're wondering how I can type...I don't know. Sometimes it hurts and sometimes I see stars if I move it the wrong way. I'm really curious to see what's going on.

Back to the dresser. Now that I'd started, I got a bug to finish it. Some bug. Took me over an hour. But at least it's a long-put-off job that is done. (Except for the very top. I can't reach that. There is probably a city's worth of dust mites up there.)

So...next time you are waiting on hold, or for a site to download, or for something to heat up in the microwave, look around and see what you can do instead of just 'sitting there.' You might be surprised what you can accomplish!


She sure is strange! said...

It could be a ganglion cyst. I've got one on the inside of my right wrist and sometimes it gets irritated so much that I can't put pressure on my hand at all. Usually a few days of ibuprofen will calm it down. Hopefully yours is something equally simple to fix!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm hoping your wrist problem turns out to be minor and the pain is gone promptly.

Miranda said...

We still have dial up internet... so I get a lot done while waiting for pages to load! Here's hoping all goes okay at the doctor!

DianneE said...

I hope that you make out ok at the doctor's office and whatever is ailing your wrist can be fixed. As for the waiting problem, I sure can relate to that. I spent two hours yesterday trying to copy a picture for my blog and I never could get it to copy. I've had trouble before and then all of a sudden it would copy and I'd be all set. If only I knew why it won't copy sometimes and will others might make my life a little more pleasant.

It sounds like you made good progress on your waiting time!

She sure is strange! said...

Hey, just checking to see how your dr appt went. Hoping he didn't take you off typing!!