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Broken Bones and Broken Schedules


Yes, that is my arm in a cast . I broke my wrist figure skating. It is the second time I have broken my wrist skating, albeit the other wrist this time, but that is a story for another blog post!
This morning I woke up still in pain and feeling just a bit sorry for myself. My husband is in Europe on business and my tweenage daughter is helping out a lot but not...shall we say...with an overabundance of joy . So this morning as she was unloading the dishwasher and grumbling about "not even getting paid to do this", I had a little temper tantrum myself . Not my best parenting moment!
After my daughter left for school, I made a cup of tea, sat back and realized that at least part of my anxiety stemmed from not having published my blog post yesterday at 8:00 am as scheduled. You see, I have an inventory of written blog posts that are scheduled to automatically post every Wednesday at 8:00 am. Except this week I was supposed to write an article about The Gift of Hope Fashion Fundraiser held on December 1st with lots of great photos for all to see. But since I broke my right wrist on Tuesday morning, it simply didn't get done. I toiled away at it yesterday using my left hand but everything, and I mean everything, takes at least 3 times longer using your non-dominant hand...at least for me.
So I consciously pushed aside my feelings of guilt for yelling at my daughter and decided to give myself a break and be kind to myself. I went upstairs, wrapped my arm in a plastic bag and had a nice soothing bath and listened to a favourite podcast which ironically was about "Chasing Slow", in other words, slowing your life down. We are always in a hurry, in a rush to get things done or get somewhere, be on time, be on schedule. It's tiring and exhausting. And I'm finding it doesn't really help us accomplish more, which is ironic because isn't that the reason we are rushing around in the first place? With my arm in a cast and everything taking 3 times longer than normal, I'm being forced to slow down and I'm thinking that's a good thing. And another bonus, I don't have to finish decorating the house for Christmas now!
Feeling much more sane and relaxed after my bath, I went to my closet and realized the only clothing that would be easy to get on was my new Maxine style sleeveless and reversible tank which I can step into and pull up.
   
The Maxine will be available in the New Year
And overtop, the Maddison zip front jacket.
     
The sleeve easily fits over my cast, and it's easy to slip on and off so I don't have to rely on someone else to help me dress and undress. Hmmm...another example of how the coKANna line can be both functional and fashionable...accommodating life's challenges and still making you look and feel good.
So here is my blog post, not the one I intended to write but the one I felt like writing and it seemed to go a lot quicker than yesterday even though it's a day late. The Gift of Hope Fashion Fundraiser can wait till next week...better adjust my schedule .

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