Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tired Tuesday

Thank you to those of you who have told me things to do to try to help my wrists and arms!! I tried resting my arms today from the computer, and for the most part, it worked. Lots of rubbing and advil, plus a couple of hours on the phone while I shopped & made dinner. But it's so hard for me to not be plugged in. I read books on my computer, I check recipes, I look up news stories, etc. I'm sure you guys are the same. I've decided it's not really typing that makes me hurt, because it all seems to be primarily in my right forearm and I figured out it is probably the constant holding of the mouse. Yuck. What a pain. Like, for real. :-p As the night has gone on, though, I find myself hurting more, so I really need a break tomorrow, which I plan on having by removing myself from my house and taking my mom to lunch.

So anyway, it was Fat Tuesday today and I didn't really celebrate. No parties or anything like that. I wasn't really in the mood for a party, but I heard there were some decent ones here and there in SL. I did, however, pull out last year's beads and masks and ended up putting together a little party look for myself.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras pointing

I don't know why I decided on that dress. Mardi Gras outfits are normally pretty...well, slutty. It just seemed more fun to wear a fluffy long dress instead of something that gave away the farm. I don't know if that dress is available for purchase, it was a camping gift from Hal*Hina some months ago. It's so pretty, though, and I don't know why I don't wear it more often.

The kitten and I were running around the island and stopped over on Layne's land for pictures. Layne has just developed this gorgeous paradise on her land. I'm so lucky to have her living on the island, because her piece of land is truly remarkable. Plus there's a lot of places to sit and hang out!


On Layne's land

I also took some time from my solitude on the island to go check out Nika Dreamscape's art show. I just love her work and I couldn't resist buying a few pieces while I was there in hopes that it would inspire me to decorate. I can decorate better if I have an idea of colors. Of course, I bought a lot of her pink ones, so... I may be feeling the call of pink. I'm not quite sure if Brody will mind if I decorate the entire skyworld in pink furniture. :-p

Nika's show

I spent the rest of the evening with my favorite couple, the Harlow-Sodwinds. Sky snapped a few pics of me with Elle [yes, I really AM that into this cat] and Sophia and I were going to have our picture taken together with our cats, but SL decided it was not to be the case and first Sky crashed, then Sophia crashed and couldn't log back in, and by that time it was like, ok, so this is not happening tonight. LOL There were "asset" problems that even caused me to lose an entire pack of skins that I had gotten from a Midnight Mania board. :( I'm so bummed. I don't know what the skins even looked like, but I know I hate losing gifts. If they weren't free, I might be on the phone right now with the concierge screaming, "Don't you know who I AM?!" But since I don't even know what they looked like, it's not a huge deal. :)

It's definitely bedtime now, and I plan on doing some inventory cleaning tomorrow at some point. I don't even know what to wear anymore.

What to wear?


Casandra Shilova said...

Let go of the mouse when you don't need to move it and place your hand to your lap <<---- train yourself to do this and it really should help.

You've undoubtedly already received these suggestions, but here goes: a glove for tunnel carpel might help or a wrist brace. It might also be the angle you are holding your arm at due to the height of your keyboard. Be sure to sit so that your elbow is directly in front of your mouse pad. I have been told rubbing aspricreme (sp) into muscles at least 3 times a day helps.

Hope lunch with your mom goes well.


Sai Pennell said...

I use one of those wrist brace thingies that Casandra suggested at night, and it really does help me - Might be worth checking out if you are starting to hurt.

And omg, I loooooove that pink and white dress - I wore it for weeks when I first got it xD