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From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-25-2007, 11:06 PM (1 of 9)
I know you have'em...who doesn't, but don't they get on your nerves...

It didn't start till my husband got home about 2:30 (pm) and I started dropping things...first it was a glass (grabit) lid..shattered all over the floor and I'm right in the middle of it, with bare feet and ferrets trying to come out of the cage...get it cleaned up and felt a pain in my rearend...yep...sliver in the a**...very nice...
Then I dropped ferret food all over...(they look like little x's) ferrets running all over (4, seems like a dozen sometimes) eating and making a mess...
Got in the freezer for ice cubes. Yep...dropped a hand full (about 6) and they all hit and shattered. (scared a couple of the ferrets, but one likes to push ice around with his nose, he got a treat....)
Then I tried cooking, but kept dropping everything, so my husband said, leave it all alone and I'll do it..(it wasn't kindness it was self preservation)
Then after dinner I went back to the freezer for tomorrows dinner and guess what...I dropped it on the floor and shattered frozen TUNA (ahi) all over...
After that I sat down and didn't move till my husband went to bed...and I have't dropped anything that weird or what....

Reminded me of the time I broke a dozen glasses in 24 hrs...(yes all over the kitchen one at a time, cause every time I went to get a glass for a drink of water, I dropped it...some went in the sink...most on the floor.)

I'm not really a clumbsy person....but for some reason once-in-awhile I get these fits of dropping everything I touch...:nc:
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From: pretnichols
Date: 01-26-2007, 08:33 AM (2 of 9)
Wow, a dozen glasses! I'd have switched to plastic by then, if only for self preservation. Obviously your DH was emitting some type of bad "charma" that was affecting you yesterday afternoon. There are many days that I feel like I've got a dark cloud hanging over me, and then the next day things are back to normal.

Have a safe "glass free" day!:cool:

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From: Magot
Date: 01-26-2007, 08:58 AM (3 of 9)
Kath! Stay away from sharp objects!!!!:bg:
love and kisses, Jan
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From: temom
Date: 01-26-2007, 11:47 AM (4 of 9)
I hope you don't mind me popping in here, but you should probably mention it to your doctor. Clumsiness and dropping things are possible symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hopefully it is just a case of distraction.
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From: Pudge99
Date: 01-26-2007, 12:19 PM (5 of 9)
I have days like that. I am lucky that a lot of my dishes are plastic. It is so weird when it happens. I feel like I have no control over my hands.
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From: Sherri
Date: 01-26-2007, 02:41 PM (6 of 9)
I drop things all the time. It is from the Carpel Tunnel. The other day I was carrying a plastic cup of water accross the playschool where I work. Guess what down it went and 15 4 year olds roared with laughter.

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From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-26-2007, 08:51 PM (7 of 9)
Can't blame it on carpal tunnel...already had the surgery 24 yrs ago...and I'm ambidextrous. I think it was just one of those weird days...

Like $7000 machine will not sew AGAIN. I've had it in the shop 5 times, this will make 6...for the same problem...I'm so angry right now I could easily beat the cr*p outa someone...I have NOT finished a project on that machine in the past (over) 2 yrs I've owned it...because every time I go to use it and it won't work. I won't touch it after I bring it home..

Thanks for letting me vent....(it's either that or the sound of my hollow head hitting a brick wall...):bang:
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User: Chrysantha
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From: Magot
Date: 01-26-2007, 11:28 PM (8 of 9)
that is so frustrating when you are trying to beat a slump!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: bridesmom
Date: 01-27-2007, 09:31 AM (9 of 9)
I find the same thing with my hands sometimes Kath. Especially at work when I am working with little sample cups and tubes of blood, not stuff you really want to spill or drop. It's almost like my thumb and forefinger don't connect. I find that if I make sure I wear the latex gloves, get better gripping control, but they are kind of a nuisance to wear at home. And with your skin, you'd probably not be able to wear them. I think mine is due to being over 50 and getting arthritic! Darn it anyhow. I also have a bad case of walking into the corners of doors or doorways.
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