Case in point . . . the doctor made me "promise" not to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for the next 6 weeks or I could possible blow out one of the tendons in my shoulder. What?!? Ok, I can do that, because I definitely don't want a blown tendon.
However, upon further scrutiny of this order, do you realize how many things in our daily lives weigh 5 pounds or more?? Here are just a few:
- My purse. Ok, maybe I should clean it out. Do I really need 2 umbrellas, 1 journal, and an orange in there?
- When emptying the dishwasher I don't take 1 dish at a time. I stack before putting them in the cupboard. Our dishes are WAY heavy!
- The laundry basket. Oh no! Maybe someone else will have to do laundry :)
- My laptop and case. Thank goodness I only have to carry it 3 or 4 times a week.