Thumbs sideways

I know, you thought I met my demise after unexpected thumb-related complications. Nope. I'm still among you. I'm just a bad blogger.

I got my stitches out last Friday night at a party after one of the two people involved threw back a couple glasses of wine. Unfortunately that person was the remover, not the removee. (Don't worry - the remover is a board certified pediatrician, it wasn't part of a drinking game or anything...) Sadly, my thumb doesn't look much different than it did in my last post. Now it has Steri-Strips instead of stitches but it's still pretty much good for nothin'. Which means my days continue to be filled with a million little annoyances, one after the other as I run into the roadblocks of a life without that one all-important digit. I'm getting so adept at living life one-handed that when I do finally regain full use of my thumb I'll fly through everyday chores!

Work is good but I'm in that early stage where it's still draining and new. I hate not knowing things, and am impatient when it comes to the learning curve. But so far so good. I hate to even jinx myself, but it looks like I could be able to work from home as early as the end of the year! Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed! It's far from a sure thing, but it's becoming more and more promising! Which would be so nice. The commute is a bit of a b*tch.

Turns out our yard is a magnet for baby creatures. Remember the bunnies from last summer? Well, this summer it's the birds.

Are they just to die for or what??????? They're up in the corner of our swingset. For a couple days their little eyes weren't even open. There are three baby birds in the nest, and they're piled in together like a lump of feathers that rises and falls as one as they breathe.

And, speaking of cute, I can't resist.

Hero had to climb up into the swingset to see what all the fuss was about.

Tomorrow after work we head north a friend's cabin, and then Saturday we have a wedding. I want to promise I'll be a better blogger, but I'm not sure I can. I promise I'll be a better blog reader though. I need to catch up!



Bina said...

I LOVE the baby birds!!! How freaking cute! And of course Hero had to see, he IS just a big 'ole kids, right?

Man, that sucks about your thumb. I never though about how much we use our thumbs until you hurt yours, and then I got to thinking about it. GEEZ! I wonder how much longer you've got to go?

New jobs are very stressful, no matter how hard or easy they are. But you'll find your pace and fit right in.

7:21 AM
Anonymous said...

We sadly are like a baby bird mortuary lately. We've had 3 dead in our yard in the last few weeks. :( Sadness.

Ohhh, Hero, I missed you! :)

And you too, darlin', glad to hear things are going well at work!

8:50 AM
shopgirl said...

glad to see you're back! Sorry about your thumb - who know that stubby oppose-able digit was sooo important??

Woo-hoo on the working from home gig!! And I so get what you're saying about being the "new guy - er gal" at the office. If/when I ever find another job - I'm going to hate not knowing EVERYTHING.

Oh, and the birds? yeah, I've got em too - they're in my awning of my porch - yeah, I'm an animal lover, but birds? sheesh... they're a mess. I'm hoping they leave soon. Nothing seems to work (short of killing them - which I don't want to do.)

have a great weekend..

10:13 AM
Laura said...

Yay! I am so glad to know you are still alive! The pics of the baby birds are so cute... but I LOVE the pic of you and HERO up on the tree house. You guys look adorable. And your poor thumb... I hope it heals quickly!

1:11 PM
Swishy said...

Sad about the thumb!!! Hang in there at work ... I totally know what you mean, it sucks. But oooooh, working at home would be great!

11:43 PM
Beth said...

OMG!!!!! hero is SMILING!!!!! Love that dog!!!

11:08 AM
Crys :D said...

omg. my jaw dropped at the whole wine-stitch-remover-party business. Those are some fierce parties. :)

3:01 PM