HOBBIES

SAT. I GOT MY NEW 7 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA–MY EARLY X-MAS GIFT. I’M EXCITED! IT HAS A BIGGER SCREEN & I’M GETTING A REMOTE–THEN MARK IS MAKING A STAND 4 IT. THE ONLY THING I’M WORRIED ABOUT IS NOW THAT I HAVE THIS, I WILL BE ASSUMED 2 NOT NEED HELP W/PICS ANYMORE-WHICH’S VERY MISLEADING BECAUSE I’M SLOW, CAN’T STAND & GET CERTAIN ANGLES, ETC.
HOWEVER, I THINK PEOLE THINK I DON’T DO MUCH. SO, I WILL SHARE A LIST I ASSEMBLED OF MY STROKE SUPPORT GROUPS IDEAS (SOME IDEAS R MINE, SOME OTHERS SUGGESTED IT) ABOUT 1-HANDED HOBBIES. U’D BE SURPRISED WHAT U CAN DO–I CAN BARELY MOVE EXCEPT MY HEAD & RT. ARM, SO I’M IN A WHEELCHAIR, & CAN’T TALK–BUT IT’S A FAR CRY FROM THE DOCTOR’S PREDICTION 2 ONLY BLINK & I’M BUSIER THAN B4-I THINK BECAUSE I’M SLOWER, SO A REGULAR TASK TAKES TWICE AS LONG, & BECAUSE I HAVE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL MONTHS WHERE TV-A MIND-WASTER 2 ME-WAS MY SOLE ENTERTAINMENT; SO I’M MAKING UP LOST GROUND!!

  • CONVERSE W/ANY1, LIKE A PEN-PAL/LETTER, THROUGH EMAIL
  • DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING- U CAN MAKE WAY SIMPLER PGS. THAN I DO,, & I TEACH IT, SO I WILL POST HOW! U CAN DO TRADITIONAL SCRAPBOOKING IF U CAN WRITE & MOVE YOUR OTHER HAND AS A PAPER WEIGHT.
  • AUDIO BOOKS ON A CD PLAYER W/REMOTE
  • PLAY PIANO -ALL U NEED IS A RT. HAND! I USE A SYNTHESIZER BECAUSE MY WHEELCHAIR’S 2 TALL 4 A PIANO.
  • JOURNAL THROUGH TYPE
  • TYPE A BOOK
  • SELL ON EBAY
  • COMPUTER GAMES-I LIKE SOLITAIRE, SPIDER FREECELL, YAHOO’S SUPER TEXT TWIST, HEARTS, & SODUKO ( http://www.websudoku.com/?level=1 )
  • EUCHER, BESPELLED
  • MUSIC & MOVIES & BOOKS IN A DATA BASE
  • TV SHOW
  • READ/TYPE ON WEBSITES/BLOGS
  • GAMES W/FRIENDS–I DO SIGNO (ASL BINGO), CARD GAMES & SKIP-BO & PHASE 10 (USE A CARD HOLDER), MANCALA, RUMMIKUB, APPLES 2 APPLES, DISNEY SCENE IT!, IMAGINIFF, MOUNTAIN CLIMBER, TRAVEL BLOKUS, & A FEW OTHERS OCCASIONALLY
  • PAINT-I WATERCOLORED
  • MOVIE W/FRIENDS
  • SHOP ONLINE
  • BIG PUZZLES (II WONDER IF MY EYES COULD DO IT)
  • CHAT ROOMS
  • MY CALLING 4 CHURCH IS HUGE (DOING ACTIVITIES 2X/MONTH FOR ABOUUT 10 GIRLS, 8-9 YRS. OLD)-PLANNING-COMPLETE W/LESSONS, EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS, ETC.

SO U KNOW, CAPS ISN’T NEEDED UNLESS U TYPE IN SMALL PRINT 2 ME–I TYPE IN CAPS BECAUSE IT’S EASIER W/1 HAND THAN HOLDING SHIFT. (I USE AN ACCESSIBILITY OPTION CALLED ‘STICKY KEYS’ 2 HOLD DOWN SHIFT 4 ME & USE A KEYGUARD ON MY KEYBOARD- WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A PIECE OF PLASTIC SO MY HAND CAN REST WHILE I TYPE & NOT PUSH KEYS. IT HAS HOLES DRILLED FOR KEYS & I USE JUST MY INDEX FINGER TO SLOWLY TYPE EACH WORD!) I TYPE FASTER THIS WAY. ENLARGING FONT SIZE TO 24 OR MORE IS ALL THAT’S NEEDED & NECESSARY.

One comment

  1. Dearest Jenny (et al…) How wonderful to see your new website! I’m visiting Indy and friends from II Ward just told me about it yesterday–so I’ve spent about an hour perusing all your posts and photos and news! Really can’t express how thrilled I am to know of all your progress! Thanks so much for sharing so much of your life–and that of your precious family–with all of us who love you. I am still happily living in West Valley City, Utah with Regan & her family–her gorgeous twin girls (whose arrival of course prompted my move to UT!) are now 18 months old and so much fun…they seem to get more identical with age, so I’m glad that Regan does not believe in dressing them alike! All twelve of my grandbabies are doing well, and I’m so blessed to fly around the country visiting them, and helping out however I can! Again–so glad to feel “in touch” again–love to all of you, ALWAYS! Tami Berry ūüôā

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