Opposable Thumbs, and other things I’m thankful for

After faring pretty well at league finals (I was mobile to the end!), I injured myself yesterday at pickup. I was cutting back to the thrower (I don’t remember whom), trying to out-run Chris Morgan, running "through" the disc space like you’re supposed to… The disc was thrown, I reached for it, misjudged… And the disc (a zippy throw, moving full speed) hit the tip of my left thumb, jamming the digit. The tip and the inside of the knuckle are bruised. Well, they were yesterday; I haven’t removed the tape yet today. The joint where my thumb meets my palm is sore too. Effectively, my thumb isn’t currently able to work in an opposable manner. And, man, you don’t miss opposable thumbs until they’re gone!

But seriously, I’m thankful for all the things my body can do, thankful for another year of decent health. I ran a 5K this year, I played four games of ultimate in a day. I’m thankful for the wealth of information available to me and the ability to make good decisions about my health.

I am thankful that ideas for fiction continue to flow, that Eric and I continue to tweak this writing collaboration thing. I am thankful that he pushes me to do better, that he pushes for our fiction to be better. And I’m glad that I’ve found new love for fiction this year. I do it a disservice by not working harder.

As ever, I am thankful for the people that populate my life. Eric, my family, my friends. I’m an introvert, so it might not seem like I value other people, but I do. Thank you all!