Monday pacting

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   Posted 11/16/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been up for ages, thanks to a blood test that had to be done very early in the morning, and have done a lot of my active stuff already... and am crashing now, at the ridiculous hour of 10.30 am.

* basics - make bed, do dishes, get the house tidier than it is, 15 minutes gardening, shower (done)
* get early morning cortisol test (done)
* exercise (done, but will do some more later) and stretch
* wear my special insoles for a few hours (done)
* return library book (done)
* ring pharmacist and make sure they deliver my meds today, because they didn't on Friday (done)
* devotions
* meds
* medicate my cat

Things I want to do:
* return the phone call I missed yesterday
* try to get to church. Failing that, walk a block past the doctor's and get some seedlings for back patio (done)
* go to the library (done)
* drive around the block
* take gift to neighbour, because I didn't do it yesterday

Will sit here and recuperate with a cup of tea, and pop back later with a wish list for this week.

Good luck, everyone,

Ivy. redface
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   Posted 11/16/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Wish list for this week.

If health permits, I want to try to start reconnecting with people, to improve my mobility, to continue my Christmas preparations, and to keep catching up with the gardening and housework etc that slipped while I was ill. I also want to try to make some more progress on those pjs. (It's hard to carve out time to do it!)

Again, no recriminations if I don't do everything. The point is to *start* and to start in a balanced way, ie not doing housework and nothing else.

* go through answering machine and list unanswered calls
* ring three people
* write two letters
* take gift to neighbour
* 30 minutes Guide stuff
* afternoon tea on Friday
* write two of the emails that I owe

* do a few short drives, to get my confidence back
* try to keep doing little walks, arthritis permitting

Christmas prep:
* start writing Christmas cards

* lay out
* cut out

* cut vines away from back fence
* water plants on nature strips and fence lines
* sweep paths, if the wind stops blowing

* usual weekly cleaning, and
* tidy the plastics cupboard, and
* start hemming, and
* stay on top of ironing, now that I've finally caught up!!

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   Posted 11/16/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Late pacting today had my Dermatologist appt. re the sore on my neck, he said it was a sun spot and burnt it off in his office! Sheesh I was'nt prepared for that! Well the good news is that it doe'snt need surgical removal. Gotta love these "non gastro' Doctors they are always more fascinated by my Crohn's than what I am there seeing them for. Spoke to him for most of the visit about the CD and he was even looking up CD meds in his drug refernece book, funny man.
Anyway pacting today:
Doctors - done
sweep floors
have lunch with oldest daughter :)
organise a Christmas list of what to buy for who
make some phone calls
pay bills
if I dont get these done today, will carry over for tomorrow.
Ivy, you sound a little chirpier today, I hope that is the case :)
Have a great Monday

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   Posted 11/16/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Ow! Did it hurt, Jo?

I'm still crashed after the early morning appts; am sitting here net surfing and writing letters (not yours, sorry). At some point I'm going to have to stand up and do the dishes, but am not even thinking about doing it yet.

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   Posted 11/16/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Ivy - Im sorry you feel like that, best to sit and 'surf' than to overdo it anyway.
I've taken a leaf from your book and what doe'snt get 'done' today can carry over till it gets done, no need fretting over the little things.
The sunspot removal was just a sting really, we all have more pain elsewhere that is intolerable compared to that lol. I worry about how high my pain tolerance is, as my foot was infected for 5 days before I had to act on it.
Anyway, hope you relax a little the rest of the day.

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   Posted 11/16/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
How is your foot, Jo?

btw, the good thing about balanced pacting is that you can still knock some off (e.g. letters) while bludging and surfing!
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