Saturday, November 08, 2008

things i have learnt this week ...

... or notable things include:

1. capitals don't matter
2. lefthanded typing is possible - but slow
3. frozen shoulder should be called really painful arm, dammit
4. taxi drivers can be really kind
5. tens machines do help (thank you, rosy)
6. i love my physio - she's great
7. when the nice doctor says these pills might make you feel sick, she ain't joking
8. i have to have a book rest to avoid looking down all the time and straining my neck
9. pain makes me cry and i am not brave
10. lord h has nobly learnt the new skill of doing the bra up - even though it apparently goes against nature
11. it is heavenly when the pain goes
12. reviewers can be nice too - thank you big-time to (a) bestselling crime author lesley horton for writing to say how much she loved "maloney's law" and (b) Litlove for this review
13. i can now move my arm nearly to shoulder height but it's no golf for a while
14. weirdly the chance simply to stop is appreciated
15. i do appreciate the messages and thoughts, all - thank you
16. obviously no writing for now but i have sent off "the bones of summer" to two more independent publishers - slowly!
17. i am hooked on property programmes, sadly ...

i won't blog tomorrow but hope you're all having nice weekends


anne b
anne's website - slightly disabled but hopeful


Nik Perring said...

More get well wishes from me, Anne.

Nik ()

Anne Brooke said...

thanks, nik!


Lover of Books, Films and Good Coffee Shops Everywhere! said...

Anne's blog is back - yeah!

Glad to hear things are improving but these things always take longer than you expect don't they. The bra thing made me laugh - men are pretty good at getting them off but not so good at putting them on eh!

Ah, property shows. When I'm on leave I get sucked into the lot - I particularly like 'Escape to the Country' and spend the whole show saying 'but, that's my dream house'to all of them!


Anonymous said...

Get well soon Anne!

Anne Brooke said...

thanks, sue and julia! still laughing, sue ...!


Casdok said...

Dosnt sound like much fun. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs

Jilly said...

Great to see you're recovering - slowly. I agree about left handed typing - possible but very slow if you're right handed. Bras - I've not worn one all the time I've been off work - it seemed easier! Make sure you get plenty of rest. Hugsxx

Anne Brooke said...

thanks, casdok & jilly - and ooh jilly you're so wild!


Anonymous said...

Hey - get well soon and take it easy?

Good to see you back!


Anne Brooke said...

thanks, sarah


litlove said...

I agree about pain - I'm a coward - no, highly sensitive - too. In fact I would have visited sooner, had I not had a bug this weekend! I'm glad you thought the review was okay. I got carried away with the issues and should have said more about how well-written it is. Do hope your shoulder is improving - I know that can be a painful injury.

hugs (very gentle ones!)

Litlove xx

magzie said...

Glad to hear that you are still in the land of the living...Hope you get back to full working order soon. I've missed you.

Anne Brooke said...

thanks, mags & LL! hope bug better soon LL, & i loved the review!


Anonymous said...

I've done left hand typing, got real good at it once. Also standing up and having the keyboard propped on ten telephone directories. Never, strangely, ever had a problem fastening my bra . . .

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, John - that's ingenious!!!