Thursday, 12 November 2020

Slight glitch in the Playground

Hi Girls!

Just to give you a heads up that, two evenings ago, I was quietly relaxing on a sofa, watching 'tee-vee' and moved my right arm awkwardly, that's absolutely all I did, there was a sort of 'click' and - once I came down from the ceiling - the pain in my shoulder was not good, in fact it was horrible. Isn't it strange, only now is my left shoulder feeling almost normal after tripping over Dudley nearly a year ago and now this happens to the right one!

Being VERY right handed it's hampering me and, although it's likely to get better faster than the left one did, right now I'm pretty limited in what I can manage to do in the craft room. I can type fairly easily as my right arm is supported on the desk - but can't do any serious lifting stuff and die cutting. So most card making is on hold, apart from stuff I already have lined up and scheduled. In truth, a lot of the time I fly by the seat of my pants - perhaps a lesson there.

To take pressure off at this end, and I think for the very first time, I'm going to extend the current challenge by a week. PLUS, for once and as it's a pretty cool prize, I will allow two entries rather than just one. So, the Playground will remain open until Saturday 21st November at 11am, normal closing time of the day but a week later. You might want to enter a second time and statistically increase your chances - so long as I deem your entry to be a true snippets card and not just an afterthought of course. Who would ever do such a thing?

That has also set me thinking about Christmas and what we'll do with the challenge then. By my calculations, there will now be a new challenge on 22nd November and one on 6th December. 

Which actually leads very nicely into the Christmas/New Year challenge - and it will now will span 20th December until 9th January. Yup, that's going to be another three week challenge so those of you who are busy with other things will have more of a relaxed chance to join in. BUT, please don't enter and just forget the Playground as there will be at least three other prizes posted over the three weeks of the challenge which will need comments if all goes well here (additional to the big prize I'm planning to kick the challenge off with).

I'm hoping to be much more agile asap - no press-ups though! And will post a reminder on Sunday for those of you who may miss this heads up! 

Sorry about this, basically I need to try and get Dudley to the groomers tomorrow without him totally dislocating my shoulder! What wimps we both are! I suspect that Len may have to help with the 'dragging Dudley the length of the store' process! He's in for an eye-opener, snigger.

Love and apologies



53 comments:

  1. Hope you have speedy recovery, takes care!

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  2. Oh, Di. How awful. I do hope your recovery is going to be quicker than you think. I've said a prayer for you. I know what that shoulder/arm pain is like. Be careful even when typing. Don't worry about the Playground, worry about you. Big hugs. [Bunny]

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  3. Oh no--that is not fair! Hope you're right & it improves much more quickly than the left. I have a troublesome shoulder, so have an idea of what you're dealing with. Oh that will be an eye-opener if Len has never had the privilege of doing the Dudley Drag--haha!

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  4. So sorry to hear you have been in the wars again, hope you will soon be feeling some improvement - take care

    Kathyk

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  5. Oh no! So sorry for you, dear Di!
    I wish you all the best and a recovery as fast as possible. (Do you understand what I mean? My English ....)
    Hugs (if they don't hurt) and blessings!
    Liv xx

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  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery! I feel your pain and frustration!

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  7. Oh dear, so sorry to hear you are in the wars again - do please take care and take things as easy as you can so that hopefully the shoulder will improve speedily. Hugs - careful ones of course 😍

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  8. Hope you make a speedy recovery Di - you must feel very frustrated.

    Take care
    Kath x

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  9. Dear Di, it is important that your shoulder heals.
    I am sending you healing hugs from Slovenia.
    Majda

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  10. O Di, that does not sound good and I hope you will be better soon. For crafters the hands and eyes are so important (I would not know what to do if I would miss them!!).
    Hugs and best wishes,
    Lia xx

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  11. Oh goodnessDi, what a palaver. Do hope your right shoulder eases up for you. Still not over the frozen shoulder. It clicks something awful when I first get up. Two yrs the end of December. I have had to extend some of my challenges and not going to run the usual Christmas fairies and gnomes challenge. Just not up to much . Now you take care of yourself. Hugs me.

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  12. Oh noooooooo, you poor thing! I'm so sorry to hear you've done your bestest shoulder in now. Good luck at groomers later. Good idea to extend existing challenge. Do whatever you need to do to get better.

    Sending lots of (gentle) hugs,
    Sarn xxx

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  13. Take care Di, and don't struggle with Dudley, it won't do either of you any good!

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  14. Oh Di so sorry to read of this sending virtual hugs πŸ€— and a speedy recovery please don’t rush it as you know it will mend in its own time with plenty of rest xx

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  15. So sorry to hear about your good shoulder Di. Rest it as best you can and II hope it improves quickly. Len will have to do the dragging :) x

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  16. Oh poor you my friend! Please don't worry about us or the Playground, just look after yourself and your shoulder! Good luck at the groomers. Or should I say good luck Len! Take care and stay safe. Hugs xxxxxxx

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  17. I too send get well soon wishes to you. So sorry you hurt. Hugs to you and Dudley.

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  18. What a bummer! So sorry about your right arm. Wishing you a quick recovery. Take care! Hugs, Trina. πŸ’™

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  19. Oh no!!! Heal up fast! No worries! Thanks for the chance to enter a second card!!!

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  20. Oh no! So sorry for you dear Di. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    Hugs, Valerija xx

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  21. Hi Di,
    oh I am so sorry to hear you are in pain with that shoulder.
    We are not getting any younger these days and just a unusual move can start off pain in any area.
    I do so hope you will soon be free from pain.
    I have just got over weeks of shoulder pain which affected my using a mouse.
    Mine was just turning over in bed that started mine off.
    Hopefully yours won't take that long.
    Sending lots of well wishes and virtual hugs your way.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  22. Hi Di I am sorry to read this. I do hope that you feel better soon. I hope all goes well at the Groomers. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  23. Oooh, sorry you have ninja'd yourself Di. Sounds not nice. Take it easy and hopefully it will mend soon. Oooh, playground open again. Perfect. Have a big pile of snippets and UFO's on the desk I am trying to work through. Will definitely be keeping you in mind. Hugz

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  24. I'm so sorry this happened to you! You are so generous, Di, and such a dear Headmistress for us all, never ceasing to think of us. You put yourself first now, my dear, and concentrate on getting through the grooming and zooming and after that do nothing but rest and heal. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Mwah and hugs, Darnell

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  25. Sorry to hear that Di. Take it easy and praying that your should heals quickly.

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  26. Sorry to hear this, Di. Hope you recover very quickly. Hugs, xx

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  27. Oh dear, poor you, bad enough for this to happen but at this time of year too.. Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

    Kath x

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  28. Hope you have speedy recovery it is strange how something small hurts really awful.

    Hugs Diane

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  29. So sorry to hear about your right shoulder Di and hope that it improves asap and a great idea to extend the present challenge, and get Len to take..err..drag Dudley into the groomer, and rest it as much as you can. Take care. x

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  30. Lynn! So sorry to hear of your injury and I do pray that you recover quickly! As for Dudley, well he may think he won this one! Take care and thanks for the extension :o)

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  31. Oh Di, what a pain - literally and figuratively! I do hope you heal well., and that the trip to the groomers was not too traumatic for either you or Dudley :)
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  32. Sorry to hear about your shoulder Di. I really, really sympathise with you as I I have tendonitis in BOTH hands/ wrist which is very annoying! I can still card make though😁

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  33. Oh, NO!! I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder. I know what you mean about taking so long for your other shoulder to heal. Seems those complex joints take forever.

    I remember when you tripped over Dudley. It had not been lots of months since I had taken a tumble and torn my shoulder. I did not seek medical attention for it at the time...and should have. Now I understand that something really did tear and I now just have to live with it. :( So please have your new injury looked at....if that is possible during these COVID times. I urge everyone to not make the same mistake I did. Perhaps nothing medically can be done, but it's better to have it looked at sooner rather than later.

    In the meantime...I am glad to hear you are going to relax your expectations on yourself for the Playground. I haven't had time to enter for many weeks, but now that my Cat Hop is over (although I have tons of prize correspondence still to complete) I might have time to enter!! Take care of yourself!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh my goodness! You poor thing, sounds awful! I do hope it mends quick.....if only we could buy replacement body parts easily as you can for cars! Get well soon Di, lots of love xxx

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  35. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder Di. Hope you feel better soon and you must take it steady to give it chance to mend properly.
    As for extending the Playground challenge... well that'll give me more time to skip along with some snippets, seeing as I've been playing truant lately. Take care xx

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  36. Ouch! Please take care of yourself. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  37. Oh no! Hope you heal up soon Di, take it easy x

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  38. OMGosh, Di! You take it easy and rest up that shoulder. Wishing you a speedy recovery. xx

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  39. Oh, OUCH! Get some rest and feel better soon. (PS Getting old is the pits, isn't it? My joints crack and pop at an alarming rate. But never with pain like you described. Take care... and get lots of cuddles... as the Dudley orders!)

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  40. Super sorry to hear this news, Diane. I've had both of my shoulders done, and they hurt ALL the time. I've just learned to live with it. I do suggest you do the exercises religiously. I know they hurt, but keeping those arms (shoulder joints) moving is KEY to not having them become unusable over the years. Oh my....isn't getting older fun? NOT. Hope you're back at it soon, my friend. I'll pray for ya.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  41. Oh dear! How awful and frustrating for you. I sure hope it's a speedy recovery for you - prayers sent your way!!

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  42. Hi Di, sorry to hear of your poor shoulder, I hope you have been able to get out to see a doctor or have tele-health appointment, I understand the UK is back under lockdown so surprised young Dudley is allowed out for a trim however much he dislikes it.... give your shoulder time to heal no rushing things... Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  43. I've only just seen this ... and am so sad to read this - hope that the pain is more bearable, but I know that these things take time to feel anywhere near to normal. Prayers for a recovery and lots of love xx

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  44. Oops dearie as my Yorkshire granny would say when dire event happened.. sort of a Yorkshire understatement ! So sorry Di.
    Prayer made it recover promptly... as you’ve been there once before that may we’ll help lots.. trust Dudley amd Len survived the groomers!
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these unusual times! Praying you’re all kept well from Covid, too!
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  45. Like everyone else has said before me - I'm so sorry this has happened to you! Please no worries about the playground, just look after yourself and take good care of number 1! I hope it's nothing serious, but just take time to heal and don't worry about anything else until that happens! We will all understand you need to take care of you!! Sending healing wishes your way.

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  46. So sorry to hear about this, Di. Take care of yourself and do what's best for your health.

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  47. Oh, no!! So sorry for you! Wishing you a speedy recovery and don't worry about the Playground and comments! Take care of you, this is just now the most important thing!!
    Hugs!!

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  48. Just read this so sorry you hurt your arm, it's the simplest things that for no reason hurt so much. Hope you heal soon. Sending a cyber circle plaster to make it feel better. They always worked in our playground

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  49. So sorry to hear your news Di, take lots of rest, wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Janice x

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  50. Oh no, so sorry to hear about that. Take care and have a speedy recovery.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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