On Christmas Eve, I had a shoulder replacement. Here is my initial x-ray to see why I was having years and years of shoulder pain. It reveals that I had two bone spurs, a lot of osteoarthritis, and the ball on my humerus was worn flat. Years of hard work taking care of animals, plus puppetry—many hours with my arms up over my head, and sometimes using puppets that were way too heavy to begin with—took their toll. The exhaustion of performing just became too great and I truly just pulled away for a few years.
But now I’m back, it’s a new year, and we are in the middle of Coronavirus Quarantine. My husband and I work out of our home anyway, so nothing has changed too much, but now, people are looking for things to view online, and I am thinking maybe it’s at last time to dust off the puppets and work on that online show I have always wanted to do, and started and dropped and started and dropped over and over.
Now is the time!