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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Still feeling yuck, so am going to try not to be too ambitious today.

* basic chores - shower, make bed, do dishes, 15 minutes tidying, 15 minutes gardening.
* Thursday's chores - do a load of washing, do a bit of mending
* Crohn's & fibro care - get on track with meds; do a bit of exercise; do a bit of stretching; make phone call re appointment
* mental health - ring someone re volunteering (! a *huge* step for me), play a game of chess, read the paper (may not be too conducive to mental health, because the headlines are depressing today).

Bonus points if I get the suitcase off the lounge-room floor (it's still there! nono ); more if I vaccuum a floor; even more if I make an appointment to get a hair cut. Oh yeah, and try not to fall into the trap of eating sugar and / or watching junk on tv just because I have no energy.

These are all small and basic but hey, some days it's progress if you don't go backwards...

Ivy. skull
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   Posted 8/6/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree-sometimes it IS progress if you don't go backward. I am really busy at work right now and working 7.5 hr days (I usually limit myself to 6 hour days because working more then that will make me very sick over time) also, this week I have to work 6 days (I do this once a month the rest of the time I do 4 days a week). So it seems I am getting very little else done. I did do some laundry today.
Tomorrow is another long day at work
I think if I fill 1 bag with stuff to get out of my house that would be good.
Work all day
Take care of my poor drugged dog (the pred and benedryl make him drink and pee all day) every time he needs to pee I have to go down and up four flights of stairs.
I think I will give myself a pass on anything else-oh try to call my sister again-she is never home.

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   Posted 8/7/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Im a bit late in pacting today. I have spent the day at my sons athletics carnival, which I surprisingly made it through unscathed - thanks to the pred - and so did my son whose only injury was a sore bottom from hitting the high jump bar ( I thought it was funny - mean mother that I am).
Will make dinner and rest this evening.
How are your hips Ivy? Jo

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   Posted 8/7/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ivy See your doing a easy day. I got the furniture in the living room washed and did the carpet cleaner thing. Napped and mowed some and got the flower beds watered. Managed to get my hair washed too so that was a bonus .Finally feel things are looking up my teen washed the bathroom up and did alot of mowing too .Every little thing adds up to a lot more done. So how did your volunteering go? lol gail
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   Posted 8/7/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Update from me: did the fifteen minutes of gardening and am surprised to see how much better the garden looks, just with that tiny bit of attention. Got the suitcase off the lounge-room floor (hooray!) but haven't vacuumed yet. Did the washing and put it on the line, but it hasn't dried yet. Did all the mental health pacts *and* avoided Dr Phil and lots of sugar, so I don't think I did too badly.

Gail - haven't heard back from the lady re volunteering yet, though I did call her. Why did you need to wash your furniture? Was it covered in paint, or are you spring-cleaning?

Jo, I'm glad to hear that the pred is helping and that you were able to get through the sports carnival ok. The prospect of it must have been quite daunting, so I'm glad it's over and has gone reasonably well.

sjkly, I'm impressed that you can work *and* make progress in your non-working life as well. You must be so disciplined...

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