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txmarinemom
01-27-2008, 11:11 AM
Okay, so the cleaning/organizing and "list making"/"list crossing through" continues ...

Tasks completed yesterday:

- Finally got all my curtains hung! (hey ... give me a break ... I *just* moved Labor Day 2007)

- Hung most of my pictures ... should finish today

- Unloaded some more crap on craigslist

- Cleaned my closet some more and made a pile of stuff to craigslist/eBay/freecycle ... (damnit - this crossed off one "to-do", and created another)

- Picked up my K-Dur rx (for some reason, my potassium came back low on the pre-op blood work)

- Stocked up on mindless, trashy fiction! (My friend Courtney borrowed about 50 books for me from a family friend who runs one of those permanent garage sale places)

- Repotted a few plants, gave 'em all a good soak, finally finished hanging 5 terracotta wall planters that have been taunting me (unhung, in a box) for years

- Cussed out a few people who have tried to make demands on my time - and tried to impart guilt over my absence - during this prep process (I liken this pressure to that of when my son's on leave ... "If they want to see you, they can come to YOU!")

- Cussed out at least one more who tried to tell me "You're sleeping a lot. You need Lexapro."

- Spent considerable time under my desk ... tie-wrapping cords, mounting a co-ax splitter from the cable connection behind my bed so I can have a TV in my room after surgery (this concept still disturbs me greatly ...)

- Executed my Medical Power of Atty/DNR

- Spent an hour on the phone - with a few airlines - making sure my 20 year old Marine son received proper retroactive frequent flyer credit (no ... this was NOT on the list)

- Thought about doing my taxes. Really.


Today's tasks?

- Cook. (I'm so freakin' tired of this as a daily "to-do". Enough with the cooking ... there are some pretty damn good TV dinners out there I hear, and I'm feeling the itch for a culinary adventure ...)

- Hope it finally stops raining so I can paint the few remaining things on my list (furniture, pic frames, a few small shelves). This is only important to me because I have NO space to hide the crap, and "looking at piles of unfinished things" is not on my recovery to-do list ...

- Give the dog a bath. Sounds simple enough, but it takes at least 3 full sized adults to keep him from ricocheting off the bathroom walls like a canine basketball. This entails a hose, and leashing the dog to a tree in the back yard (he's fine with a bath outside) ...

- Finish changing all the light bulbs in my house (11' ceilings, a few are already out, and everyone knows they all go at once. My luck? They'll all go out - every single one - 2 minutes after the person who brings me home from the hospital departs ...)

- Return the 8' ladder to the OUTSIDE of the house (another unexpected addition to the "to-do"'s ... drats)

- Review the recalcitrant tasks I can only do on a weekday, and only remember on a weekEND (i.e., the handicapped placard ...)

- Think about doing my taxes. Really.

trulyaries
01-27-2008, 11:26 AM
I'm almost as busy as you, with almost as many mindless tasks, but I enjoy taking a break to read your posts. I'm having my upstairs toilet replaced tomorrow, and it's one of those "comfort height" toilets for us "old people." Bet that wasn't on your list! :D

Singer
01-27-2008, 04:24 PM
Pam, you're actually starting to scare me. Your brain is really going to appreciate the nice long rest it's going to get .... (might be a while before you can make any sense of those trashy novels....you might want to stock up on trashy magazines instead....I did a lot of staring at the pictures in People Magazine for months....) ;) !!

spine'[chicka]
01-27-2008, 05:07 PM
Wow, you have Dr. Boachie?? Me too! :]] He's a truly amazing man. :D

LorDon
01-27-2008, 06:38 PM
Pam,
Darn girl - I'm feeling rather lazy after reading what you've accomplished this weekend.....you're making me look bad ;)

txmarinemom
01-27-2008, 08:28 PM
Pam, you're actually starting to scare me. Your brain is really going to appreciate the nice long rest it's going to get .... (might be a while before you can make any sense of those trashy novels....you might want to stock up on trashy magazines instead....I did a lot of staring at the pictures in People Magazine for months....) ;) !!

Singer, I actually joked with my friend (the one bringing 50 trashy novels) I could probably manage with one because I'd forget I'd already read it - LOL.

And, Lori? Weekends lose all significance when you aren't working ... most days I have to check my cell phone for the day and date. ;-|

rainbow2010
01-28-2008, 11:25 AM
Can I have one tenth of your energy???

crepehanger
01-28-2008, 12:48 PM
I need a personal motivation coach!!!! Damn, girl, you rock! You are going to do so very well after your surgery... But, I do almost feel sorry for your nurses that try to make you do something you don't want to do post-op.... hehehe.......