I took a four day weekend last week. There was a ton of stuff on the to do list with it being the last weekend before school. Along with stuff to do around the house and studio to set up for drafting class in the garage, we also saw family!!!
Thursday we drove to Laguna Niguel where family just bought a new condo and we have not seem them in months. With no one going to work or any where really we felt pretty safe. We still didn’t hug or anything but we did get to tour the new place and ordered from from Door Dash so we ate food that we did not cook for the first time in a long time!
The trip down, visit and trip back was only a few hours but after not socializing for so long it was actually quite taxing. Something I think is a side effect of this Covid. I feel less and less social and more and more isolated all the time and am actually getting quite comfortable in the isolation. I think both exhausted we were in bed at 8:00 pm.
Friday Lori had a full day of Zoom meetings for flex day as school. I started to dig in the support beams in the back yard but only got an hour in, it was 9:00 a.m. and well over 90 degrees so that ended. To get out of the way at home and see the girls I drove out to see the family and it has been months since I’ve seen them. Everyone has been home for the most part and it was worth the (low) risk just to get some time with them.
I played with Coral nearly the entire time, I was exhausted when we were done. We played slime, barbies, kitchen, name the dinosaurs, horses (the plastic kind), hide and seek, keep away (with a jump rope), limbo (same jump rope), ball kicking, several other things and horsey where she rode around on my back. This is where the sprained thumb came in. As she started to slide off, I adjusted to try and catch her with my arm bent my thumb backward, then her 50lb self landed on my extended elbow driving my arm into my already bent back thumb.
That ended that game and I iced the thumb. It was really swollen on Saturday and I ventured out (AGAIN) 3rd day in a row. I made a trip to target to get a brace for my thumb and since I was there bought two containers of laundry detergent, four tubes of toothpaste, floor cleaner, the thumb brace and stocked up so it can be another 6 months before I need to go back.
For a four day weekend that had two family trips and chores with a gimpy thumb it was over in a blink. Luckily I have a three day weekend coming up this week too.