It’s downright distracting to have arms whose protests against too much typing and mousing can no longer be ignored. I am doing better, and my increased awareness of what is good for me is definitely helping. But it doesn’t take much abuse to get the arms protesting again (they’re very mutually supportive that way, my arms: They both protest even though only one has a problem; well, I need the reminders).
There’s a lot I want to do – at the computer. But after a whole week at work, I didn’t feel up to doing a lot of typing during the weekend. I need to give my arms that rest.
Happily, today at work went better than expected, with me rearranging stuff so I could have a mouse on the right-hand side of one keyboard and a mouse on the left-hand side of another. (I have two computers on my desk at work. See?) Then it was move one computer over so there’d be room for two mouse pads. Only to discover that moving one computer over had me leaning against the button for the desk lift so it would suddenly start to lower. That was when I came up with the brilliant solution of having the two mice share a mouse pad because I wouldn’t be using both at once (I astound myself sometimes with my brilliance… :-p ).
So after a day of mousing with both hands, and varying between sitting and standing while working, my arms are feeling pretty good. I’m not well yet. Just not getting worse any more. Which is good.
Now, inspired by The Iceland Weather Report, here is what I have to look forward to tonight:
Note the wind around midnight (7 on the Beaufort scale), and the amount of rain (over 2 inches in just one hour at its worst). I sleep with my window open if it isn’t freezing outside, so I expect I’ll hear a lot – or sleep right through it. I am safe from hurricanes and floods where I live so I can truly enjoy the meteorological drama this time of year gives us!