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All the pain, that is. Aren’t I a bit too young for all these joint problems? It seems that my non-stop abuse of my hands has caught up to me, and at knitting club last night (having cut flowers at work for 5 hours that morning)I found my arm tingling. I took of my elbow brace, rubbed my arm a bit, and tried not to cry with the pain. In the car on the way home my hand started to go numb. This is really not good!

I rushed to my Dr. and got a referral to see the OT that my mom works with, but of course she left on vacation today and I won’t be able to see her for nearly two weeks. In the meantime I’ve got two 4 day festivals back to back, and a ton of work to get done! Not to mention a website to update, and a nearly finished sweater, half finished socks, and a quarter finished baby blanket on the needles!

I suppose I’ll be reading more? I can’t spend much time on the computer because that also aggravates the problem. I’ve been icing it, and trying to use my left hand more, and I’m going to try and learn to knit continental in hopes of spreading out the work from my right hand to my left. If anyone has any advice, I’d love to hear it! I’m a teensy bit panicky.

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I have a dilemma. I’m reading Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman and it’s a wonderfully intelligent book, but it’s a bit heavy. I’ve suddenly been struck by the urge to read the book on Waldorf Ed. that my mom gave me for Christmas (that’d be Waldorf Education: A family Guide, for those who are interested) but I do want to read this Berman book. I’m afraid if I stop now I won’t pick it back up, but by refusing to start reading another book without finishing it I find I’m simply not reading anything. What to do?

Also! Old Songs went wonderfully this past weekend. It’s a fabulous little festival, a really comfortable size, very family friendly and mellow. I felt safe and welcome the entire weekend! It rained a bit but we were ready for it and it was no problem! Up next is Grassroots in Trumansburg, NY, followed promptly (read: two days later) by Falcon Ridge in my hometown Hillsdale, NY. I hear fabulous things about Grassroots, and I know from experience that Falcon Ridge is the highlight of many people’s year, including my own! Y’all should come on by!

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