Thought for the day….

Today is Monday, Easter Monday, April the 9th, 2012.

The sun is shining here in Edmonton and the sky is a pretty pale blue.

Our office was closed on Good Friday and also today.

I hope that you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Today I am going to go out and work on collecting the information for the Census.

I hope to get lots of people still at home.

I guess I should share my experience from Friday.

On the very last home for the day ….. I took a tumble from the step.

Not sure what exactly happened.

All I know is one minute I was looking at my clipboard and putting the pages in order and the next I was lying on the cement.

I landed on my right hand.  My clothes were dirty, the knuckles on my left hand were cut and my pinkie finger on my right hand was cut.

At that point in time, it was more pride than anything that hurt.  So I got up, dusted myself off and continued home.

It wasn’t until much later in the evening that my right hand began to swell up and become very painful.

When I went to bed it was almost unbearable, my pain tolerance is quite high so I knew it was bad.

I did not have any “painkillers” of any sort in my home.

So I sucked it up and tried to get a bit of sleep.

In the morning, I found a sling and rested my arm in it.

By doing that …. it helped.  A bit later my daughter came over and brought me some ADVIL.

After taking a couple of them ….. things were better.

So by time I got up Sunday morning the swelling was gone and I felt so much better.

But I did not do anything on Saturday ….. just had my arm in a sling and laid on the sofa and watched t.v.

Yesterday it felt much better but I figured better not push things.

So today I am all ready to go and work on the Census.  I sure hope that people are home.

So it was a crazy, strange weekend for me.

I did get some rest but not quite in the way that I had imagined.

I think Alvin was happy that I was at home despite no walks.

So that was my Easter weekend.

Oh, I forgot my daughter bought me the most exquisite pink carnations, took me grocery shopping and bought me coffee and we even took a couple of moments to check out a couple of showhomes.

I hope that you had a great Easter weekend ….. no spills ….. just fun.

Time to have a shower and get the show on the road.

Have a great day whether you are at home or going to work.

Special Hello to:  Aunt Helen and cousin Teddy …..  you are in our thoughts and prayers.   We love you guys.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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