"With gratitude, optimism becomes sustainable."
Michael J. Fox
Monday, March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 Monday--1:30pm
I think the vaccine triggered my fibro CF. Been draggy and tired all week. Not physically feeling any worse than usual, just feels like I am in one of the fibro noodle/no spoons flares. I can manage to get some things done, though. Cooked, baked, brought out trash, and swept the patio. My packages came from Amazon for March so I did reorganize by the kitchen sink and finally dumped the 40# of seed and the new 40# of kitty litter into the bins in the pantry.
I decided to reorganize around the sink since I will be cleaning up paint and various art messiness all year. I've wanted to have something else besides a glass jar for my scrub brushes for a long time. Always afraid I'd knock it into the sink and the glass would break. I use my scotch brite pads all the time, but now had added the jar of brush cleaner and the green bar of soap made to clean paint off hands...
...dish soap and hand soap were always getting caught in the towel.
So--after loving the OXO spinning caddy for my paint brushes in the studio...I ordered a non-spinning OXO holder for all my scrub brushes and toothbrushes I use to clean stamps and such. Moved the dish soap and hand soap so they won't be getting on my towel anymore...
...and bought a side-of-the-sink holder for my scrubbies. My scotch brite pad has it's own spot now and all the art cleaning stuff is in the corner. I bought a Tim Holtz light blue oval scrubber for your hands. Always wanted to try it.
So, it is quite crowded, but organized. When you live alone you can keep out stuff you use all the time and there's no one to complain about it--LOL! Funny how when I get in the purging and reorganizing mood it kind of jumps all over the apartment. This did nothing to help with purging, though--ROFL! Just making my life easier.
Since I have been in very low gear since the shot I decided to postpone Dr. Kessler's appointment. Part of self-care this year. Take away unnecessary stress. The earliest I could get in (because she only does the osteopath appointments on Fridays) was May 21st--Leah's birthday. But Leah said it was okay. So now if I am in jammies for a week or even two it won't matter at all. Whoohoo!
The other project I worked my way through this last week was finally getting over to my desk to set up letters. I apologize to my pen pal friends. I have been piling letters over there...well...some since Mom died. Then the shot set me back...good grief! I had fifteen letters set up in the padfolios by the time I finished! I only have 14 padfolios so one was stuck into a bulldog clip.
I address the envelopes and pick out paper, etc, for each one. That's my system.
But this is how slow I am still moving...only got two letters finished all weekend.
Can't help it. I take my time to give everyone attention due, you know? Just extra slow responding recently--sorry. Life goes that way sometimes. I may be slow but I am a faithful paper chatter. ;)
When I barely have enough spoons for regular stuff (haven't done laundry still)--I miss extra spoon time. My spot in the studio waits patiently for my return.
It has been so warm that the snow is all gone!
Even the dirty snowbanks have disappeared.
It is 56 degrees right now! The screen door is wide open. Annie has joined me on her chair next to me at the table but she keeps sniffing the air coming in from the wilds of the outside world.
She'll probably settle down and nap...
...but spring is an exciting time. :)
Today Leah is coming (soon) with a Cashwise grocery delivery. I'll meet her in the parking lot after I make a trip to the dumpster. By Thursday we will be out of quarantine again and Leah can come over that night. Not sure we will get to any cards or anything because she has computer stuff to help me with, but we'll see. Depends on how early she can get away.
On Sunday I plan to make a Grandma visit to their house for the day! So I have a feeling this week will fly by, too. Supposed to get up to 65 tomorrow and then chance of snow for a couple days after that. Springtime in the north--LOL!
I finished Bordertown, Bridgerton, Shameless (season 10), and am on season 7 (out of 9) on Waking The Dead. I plan to watch Coming To America again and the new Coming 2 America on Prime this week sometime. So much to watch these days! I could never watch everything I would like to. But I love it when people say what they've been watching, regardless. I keep adding to my watchlists--LOL! When I have fibro/arthritis/chronic fatigue flares--then that's my opportunity to watch a bit more than usual. And those happen fairly often so having fun/interesting things to watch is such a blessing.
Well, until next time...stay safe and well. :) :)