1.01.2011

an attempted fresh start 1.1.11

so - i set my alarm clock last night, when i laid down at 1130pm, to get up today at 700am. my plan? kick old habits and not sleep in on the weekend. i wanted to get up, throw on the saturday uniform of a sweatshirt, ball cap, jeans, and my uggs, and head to the grocery store and get that out of the way. it SO did not happen.



i woke with more new pain, coursing through my body, in areas i didn't think i could have pain. i ignored it. i headed downstairs to commotion. the tree was coming down. it was only 830 in the morning, and my tree was being torn apart. there was shit everywhere. and normally, i'd have freaked out. instead? i said thank you and what would you like me to do? the trees were taken down in a matter of an hour, everything neatly put away, boxed up and organized, ready for next year. :sigh:


i then wrote a two page list of things i need to accomplish before wednesday. i took monday and tuesday off to clean, and i wanted to start today, finish tomorrow, so i can sit in my studio and create all day monday and tuesday. i made the list. this was all i accomplished today. the pain got worse, so i said screw it. in honor of my word for 2011, MORE - i took more time for myself to just relax. and that is what we did. i mean look at my list - it's HUGE:


KITCHEN


Clean oven


Wipe down cabinets


Clean out fridge


Clean floors


Organize spice cabinet


Clear window sill


Clean slider


Wipe down table & chairs


Wipe down microwaveLAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY


BATHROOMS

Toilets


Mirrors


Floors


Baseboards


Tub/shower


Lysol
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LIVING ROOM

Dust


Windows


Baseboards


Hall closet


Wipe down sofas


Stains in carpet


Cob webs


Hang pictures


Wipe down pictures


Frame Kennedy’s school pic
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HALL & STAIRS


Wipe down baseboards


Vacuum stairs


Wipe down doors


Wipe down door handles


Wipe down door windows


Move CD case
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BEDROOM


Wash comforter


Wash bedding


Organize closet


Wipe down windows


Wipe down baseboards


Vacuum


Dust
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so, there is always tomorrow to get back on it! i need a day to rest. right? right. i did manage 2 loads of laundry, so all was not lost. and the master bath got a scrubbing last night. so really, some things are done! :)


i then got caught up on some blogs this evening and read my new, wonderfully admirable friend, Lee's Blog... and i literally cracked up out loud. i made the list. but no where, did i do an inventory of my internal rooms and what i need to clean there. tomorrow. tomorrow i will make that list. because that is MORE important. take some time, read Lee's blog. it will not disappoint.


i'm off to read some more. take more pain pills. and hope pain is gone tomorrow so i can be productive.


look for a post on my One Little Word for 2011 soon... and some photos!


peace and be good.

5 comments:

Lee Currie said...

Well, that was an EXHAUSTING read! Best of luck tackling it all :)

patti west said...

Tomorrow is another day, shelly may!!! feel better, my friend!

trish.chamberlain said...

I have to say I chuckled every time I saw LAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY LAUNDRY

Tomorrow is another day and then another after that and so on!

Feel better!

Judy Bagwell said...

Just do what you can and don't worry about it. You have to take care of you too. Hope your pain goes away soon.

Mel said...

Hoping they find some answers for your pain soon. (((HUGS)))

 
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