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Puzzle Thoughts

Last weekend at the cabin, I spent a lot of time working on a puzzle.  I was able to finish it that weekend with help from Lelani and Laura.  It got me thinking about perspective.  When you are working on a puzzle, sometimes you just need to step away from it for a bit, or look at it from a different angle.  Move around to the other side.  Don’t give up; just keep trying, but take a break before getting back to it.  It lets you see something you couldn’t see before.

I think my puzzle perspective is applicable in career and life too.  I have a few things going on in my life that require patience, and not knowing, and having faith that things will work out for the best.  I’ll have to take my own advice, sit back and get a new perspective.

It’s been four weeks since my surgery, and thankfully last week’s snow is gone so I can get out of the house!  I’m not ordinarily bothered by walking if there is snow, but snow, ice and my big hill combined were a bit more than I could manage while I’m still healing.  Good thing I was able to work from home!  I did head out for some short excursions to the bottom of the hill, and definitely felt it on the way back up!

I still get tired if I exert myself too much, so I’m working on stamina.  Besides that, it just bothers me when my clothes rub on my incision.  Which is pretty much constant, but mostly just an annoyance.  I’m still not supposed to lift more than 15 pounds…  I can’t carry tubs of yard debris, so I have to make a lot of little trips.  No pushing wheelbarrows…  No vacuuming or raking…  No lifting bags of horse feed…  No core exercises…  Healing seems to be a lot of don’ts…  I can’t wait until I get cleared to do my regular routine!

Healing clearly gives me a lot of time to think!