I hope everyone has had a happy Thanksgiving and a successful Black Friday shopping spree. It’s amazing to me that I have family dinners all year round with family, yet the dinners during the holidays just feel different. It feels magical. It feels comfortable. I know what we will eat on thanksgiving. I know what family stories will be brought up as we eat dinner. I know the minute I walk in I will be hugged and the house will smell of cinnamon. This year we did something different, we had fried turkey. It was the best turkey dinner I have ever had at Thanksgiving. However, it got me thinking about how we crave the traditions of our holidays. What would we do if we could no longer have any of the traditional holiday foods? What if your dog ate all of Thanksgiving dinner? What would you eat instead?
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You might have wondered where I have been. I wish it was an exciting story like I won the lottery or was off raising tigers. As some of you know I had an injury that affected my ability to type. I was supposed to rest my neck and arm until I finished physical therapy, but I kept reinjuring it. It’s hard not using your hands/neck when you’re in the masters program for a teaching credential. Who knew there would be so much paper work? Lucky for me I could still click with the mouse and read other people’s blog. I got addicted to face book games and reading other people’s posts. I became what my family calls a lurker.
I finally discovered a solution to my problem, when I was watching TV. That’s right I learned something from TV even more amazing in a commercial. It was a commercial for Dagon Naturally speaking, software that allows you to speak instead of type to produce written documents. I had used it years ago, but it took hours of training the software before you could start writing. I gave it a shot. It worked on the first try. Now I’m pain free and sleeping well for the first time in months. More importantly, I have a way to blog!
I recommend the software for anyone with hand injuries or who just wants a break from typing. It’s given me my voice back. I’m able to keep writing my novel, blog and more importantly reconnect with friends.
A special thanks to all my blogging friends. Even though I stopped writing, I still kept up with your blogs and messages. Reading your blogs gave me something to look forward to everyday. I have had nothing but support and love from my fellow bloggers and for that I will always be grateful. As a blogger, I wonder if my blog is helping anyone on posts that no one really responds to. I now know that even if people aren’t responding (as I wasn’t) it doesn’t mean that you aren’t making a difference