Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Back Injuries are the Best


About a year ago I injured my back shoveling snow. After a couple of months of physical therapy, I could sit for longer than an hour. It's still not 100%, but I'm not complaining because I can do a THREE MINUTE PLANK without breaking a sweat. I figure I'll just keep doing the PT forever. It's all good. Oh, and my ankle feels almost amazing. I even started exercising for real again yesterday. Our bodies are meant to be strong and capable. It feels so good to walk again!!! I'm actually appreciating now the gradual healing of my ankle because every day I keep thinking about how grateful I am to be off crutches, not hobbling, and not in pain. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Escaping Neverland Pinterest Board

One of the things I love about writing is the experience of inspiration that comes when I'm listening to music. Check out the pinterest board for Escaping Neverland to see what songs helped inspire me during the process, or that simply remind me of Peter, Jane, and Neverland. There are also some great pictures of space, London, Bangkok, mermaids, and of course, pirates. Arrgh.




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Say Yes to Opposable Thumbs!

This was a fun little experiment my daughter did to test the usefulness of opposable thumbs.  Here she is folding laundry. We used masking tape to keep the thumbs immobile, but it was a bit painful to get off so I don't think I'd recommend it.
Putting on the bottle lid was the hardest. Granted, this particular bottle has issues and it's difficult to perform this task even with thumbs.
She concluded that thumbs aren't necessary for many tasks, but they are sure useful and she wouldn't want to do without them. I love being related to monkeys. I'm talking about other primates, not my kids, by the way.