OK, so I feel better; thumb still hurts but the doctor thinks it's a hematoma and it could take a couple weeks to absorb. I am more susceptible to bruises and broken blood vessels due to my cortisone regimen albeit small.
It just needs time.
I've got my mini tree up and done some decorating, now I can realx a bit.
I bought battery operated LED ribbon lights, perfect for something small. Whatever time you switch them on, they will come on every day at the same time and stay on for 6 hours. they blinked off just as I was heading to bed last night.
This morning, I took my knitting and after my downtown errands, I sat in our small local book store, The Book Gallery, and had tea and a sandwich while sitting in a sunny window.
When I got home, the deep cold temperatures had risen some and with no wind, it was perfect for a walk. I am so thankful to be able to walk again!
Now I'm sitting with my afternoon snack and chai tea here at my computer in my sewing room..