Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Two-Cane Kayla's Kitchen Escapades

This is one time when I'm happy to have a small kitchen--leaving one cane hooked over a counter, I can grab a can opener, reach up and grab a can of tuna, cane my way over to the sink with the other hand while holding both of the aforementioned items and leaning the "holder-arm" elbow on the front counter, then the edge of the stove, then the counter next to the sink, and open and drain the tuna.

I actually managed to make something remotely resembling dinner. But I had to ask the Punster to take the hot pots off the stove and out of the microwave. Even I'm not that crazy--I wouldn't dare try carrying a hot pot in one hand while holding a cane in the other and literally standing on one foot. Lending me a hand (almost literally :) ) is okay with the Punster--not wishing to see me take a flip-flop on the floor and/or fry myself, he says he'd rather I be Hopalong Cassidy than Flopalong Cassidy.


Blogger David said...

But the question is this: do you have a cast you can get folks to sign? When Sarah had her surgery, we had a blast with that (pics are here).

Wed Jan 10, 04:53:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Nope, no cast. (Nice pics.) But, thus far, no itching either. (I broke the same wrist twice, so I know about these things. Yes, of *course* it was my writing hand. When you're trying to break a fall, don't you always reach out with the same hand that you usually reach out with? And yes, that's how I learned to write right-handed. It ain't pretty, but, if I write slowly enough, I can actually write legibly with my right hand. This came in handy, you should pardon the pun, when I was signing checks while my left hand was in a cast.)

Wed Jan 10, 06:19:00 PM 2007  
Blogger David said...

ooh - ouch. I've busted up my right hand a few times, but my left is pretty much good for fingering chords and that's about it - I might be able to block print 20 characters per minute with my left...

Wed Jan 10, 10:43:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Ouch right back at ya--don't do that too often.

Thu Jan 11, 09:50:00 AM 2007  

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