The Wheeler Arts show was so much fun, and a great success for me. I loved seeing people's reactions---it brought me so much joy when they would stop, smile and laugh! It was also very interesting to see who would pause to check out my booth and who would pass it by without even the slightest glance. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I captured the interest of the tough, macho men. There was one actually who read almost half of the pillow monster bios and had many ideas on how I should do future booth set-ups. My favorite suggestion was to set them up like a soap opera. I don't know how exactly that would look, but still. He even left and came back with his wife who wasn't quite as enthusiastic. It was also kind of interesting to note that a lot of the younger kids failed to notice them. I thought they would be my number one window shoppers and that I would witness lots of begging for the chance to adopt and care for a pillow monster of their own, but it just didn't happen that way. Joseph tried to cheer me up by saying that kids, in general, don't have the best taste, but maybe he's right. Not that I think my stuff is the cat's pajamas, but I would love if a child wanted to hug Victor over say Dora or Elmo, but I think if Dora was in the room Victor wouldn't even be noticed. Sigh. But, I had a pretty good night, and there are several pillow monsters on new couches as we speak and that makes my heart do a little dance.
It was also a really fun night because my friend, Spaldo, showed up. Hi Spaldo!
Now for the diagnosis about my hands. The doctor, who was extremely nice, thinks that I have trapped nerves in my elbows. He believes my problem to be reversible with rest, elbow pads, altering my lifestyle to keep my elbows straight as often as I can, and perfecting my posture. This trapped nerve business is called Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and it affects the ulnar nerve which goes to the pinky and ring fingers. He says he has seen much worse and that he doesn't see any signs of permanent damage. However I haven't found anyone while searching the web who has Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and also has finger tremors in their pinky and ring fingers, so if you are one of those people or if you know anyone who is one of those people, could you comment on my blog? The tremors freak me out the most I have to say. I also have to say that I look pretty awesome in elbow pads.