Taking Stuff For Granted

On my own blog yesterday https://authormarsharwest.wordpress.com/2022/08/25/so-this-happened/ I wrote about Charley & me falling. My hand is lots better, but typing is slow. (Charley has had a bit of a setback, and we went back to vet Thursday afternoon. He did have a cut between his toes, so now he has a small boot on it to keep him from licking it. He’s not too happy.)

On the Left, Charley is saying, “Mom, please, let’s get out of here!” R He’s thinking, “I knew that wasn’tt a good idea.” The yellow is the bandage on his right rear paw.

Lots of things are slow or don’t work how I’m used to them doing. I’m right handed, and thankfully the injured hand is my left. That should make it way better, right?

Sort of. It’s amazing all the things you need both hands for:

Opening jars

Pulling up your pants

Hooking a bra


Holding a book you want to read from

Just to name a few.  The last references a book signing & reading I’m doing Sunday for COMPROMISE, the book released late last fall. I’d like to not have to wear the hand brace, but I’ll have to practice to see which works best: hold the book with one hand and turn the pages with the bum hand or maybe print the chapter and hold the pages. Maybe I’ll be able to use the smaller brace I initially got from Walgreens Monday morning.

Some things you can do one-handed even if you do them more slowly:

Emptying the dishwasher


Putting on make-up

Driving (very carefully)

I’m not complaining. And Bob has been super, super helpful! I’m totally grateful I didn’t break my hand or anything else when I fell, but the accident has caused me to reassess what I formerly took for granted, which I no longer do.

Have you had something happen which caused you to reassess? What kinds of things do you take for granted?

Praying for all those affected by the floods wracking our country.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, i am feeling sorry for this accident. Best wishes for a fast recovery. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thanks, Michael and thanks for the share and stopping by so often. 🙂


  2. Reggi Allder says:

    Oh Marsha, sorry to hear of your fall. I posted on your FB page about Charley before I knew about your injury as well. Wishing you both a speedy recovery.

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    1. Hey, Reggi. Yes, it’s been quite a week. 🙂 We’re much improved and feeling grateful. 🙂

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      1. Reggi Allder says:

        Oh, thank goodness. 🙂


  3. Vicki Batman says:

    Hi, Marsha. I hope both of you heel well soon. I seem to crack my toes all the time.

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    1. Hey, Vicki. My mom used to hit her little toes all the time. I bet she did that 10 different times. Charley and I are on the mend. Thanks for your good wishes and stopping by. 🙂

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