The last couple weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of editing. Wednesday, I was close enough to finishing a job that I pushed really, really hard, doing something like eighty pages in one day.
Depending on the writing, eighty pages is either easy and done in seven or eight hours, or hard as hell. In this case, it was the latter, and I put in fourteen or fifteen hours getting those pages done.
The result? My mousing hand took one hell of a beating. The constant repetitive motion–squeezing, moving, clicking-clicking-clicking–did me in. That hand ached so badly, I pondered taking a painkiller. It was also noticeably swollen. In the end, I didn’t, not even Aleve or Tylenol, and I suffered.
I took Thursday off, spending very little time online. In the afternoon, I thought I’d wrap up a hidden mystery game I’m *this close* to finishing, but nope! The hand couldn’t take even that much mouse abuse.
I read all day, and then I watched TV that evening.
This morning, the hand felt better. It still aches when I’m online too much at one time, but I can tell it’s getting better. Another day or two away from the computer should fix me right up.
This is the best one of him looking like a ‘gator. 🙂 He was a baby about four feet long (two years old). I wonder if he’s still around? There are two islands on the lake, and plenty of fish and ducklings to eat. 😉
We’re in rainy season in Florida, and that means storms moving in every afternoon or early evening. They don’t last long–and hour or two at most, usually–but it does give a photographer a chance to shoot some great moody skies.
That same afternoon, I spotted a tricolor heron stalking fish in the long grass along the lake. Difficult pic to take; the camera wasn’t sure if I was focusing on the grass or the bird. I got only one good photo from that series, and this is it.
Have a terrific weekend!