Another one of my photographs from our afternoon at the Cockrell Butterfly Center. To see it in its full glory, click on it to get to Flickr.
The fun thing about photographing butterflies, especially when using the close-up filters, is that I never really know for sure what I got until I get home and view the pictures full size. Some of them looked great in the small preview screen on the camera, but when I got home the part I wanted to see as clear (like the face of the butterfly) was fuzzy – I have such a small margin of focus to work with that it makes it more of a challenge – and gives me more satisfaction when I find the quality photographs in the bunch.
Hand Update: I took the steri-strips off last night (ew) and got to see my incisions for the first time. When did I become so freakin’ squeamish? I never had issues with things like this before, and now … ew. That is all I could say, over and over. Ew.
I’ve gone without my splint for most of the day today (the doctor said I don’t need it, but can wear it if I want) and so far, so good. I do still feel like my hand is curved and I can’t straighten it – like I am holding the computer mouse. I think that is just from the soft-cast and the incision in the center of my hand, and I’m sure as the scab goes away it will get better. I have some pain in my wrist and thumb still, especially when I try to move my hand from side-to-side. I also have difficulties opening things like jars or turning doornobs. My overall recovery time is 6 weeks though, and we aren’t even at the 3 week mark yet, so I know some of this will improve with time.
I’m off to try to knit now. I signed up in November for a class on Aran sweater knitting next Tuesday taught by Beth Brown-Reinsel and I want to make sure I’m up for it! I would really hate to miss this class, but there is a waiting list to get in. If I’m not up to knitting, I can pass my spot on to someone else. The doctor said I’m ready; I hope he is right!