Saturday, July 31, 2010
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Friday, July 16, 2010
Right around last Christmas, during the holiday rush of crochet orders, my wrist started hurting. It was more of a dull obnoxious pain than anything else. When I started yoga, it would really hurt during down dog, plank, and table top positions. Anything where the weight was on my hands with a bend in my wrist. I just chucked it up to my lack of upper body strength and thought it would just get better with time. It didn't. Then last night during push ups of all things, it just went out on me! It was like a spasm and a pop and down I went. I first iced it and then searched my house for somethign to support it. At first I couldn't find these wrist guards so I used a remote control and gauze for a makeshift splint! haha! Finally I found these at the top of our closet. They aren't the best support as they are actually my husband's wrist guards for snowboarding, but they help for now until I can get to the pharmacy. I did not sleep well last night and woke up often from the pain. This morning is even worse! I have a doctor's appointment for this afternoon, I just have to make it until then and hope he perscribes me some strong pain killers. In the meantime I get to rock the styling look of this wrist guard and feel like an invalid here at work. woohoo!
Monday, July 12, 2010
The basic things we take for granted, ya know? Women in Uganda use really unsanitary methods to care for "that time of the month". They resort to mud, tree bark, and newspaper which is ineffective and often leads to dangerous infections."Sis Hope is dedicated to keeping girls in school everyday, even during their period. We destribute resuable mentrual kits to school girls in Uganda through our partnership with Afri Pads, a female run social business located in Masaka, Uganda. Afri Pads trains and employs local women to sew resuable cloth menstrual pads using pedal operated sewing machines."
Can't get any better than that - helping to give women work, and giving a girl a kit so that she can stay in school. I'm in! All of the bags are "Fair Trade bags hand sewn by women for women. Each purchase provides an income generating opportunity for female artisans living in impoverished and conflict ridden areas of the world. With each bag, youre not only providing menstrual protection to a girl in need for an entire year, but you're empowering a woman to support herself, her family, and her community."
You can read more about this organization or purchase your own bag at http://www.sishope.com