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   Posted 7/22/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I did get a surge of energy last night, so I've swept and mopped two floors and cleaned the bathroom sink. I have a weekly schedule of housework that I try to keep to: the floors are a Wednesday job and the bathroom's a Monday job, so I *think* I've come out about even :-).

I have appointments today, so I'll be happy if I can do my basic chores, get through the appts and do the grocery shopping. Super-Brownie points if I also catch up on the dishes and / or wipe down the kitchen. I also want to muck around with the chess board and phone someone re some things I'm trying to sell.

Oh, and exercise, stretch, and stay on track with meds.

Sending super-energetic vibes to everyone,

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   Posted 7/22/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
You have a busy day today Ivy, good luck and dont push yourself too hard!
Well it's just after 10am Wednesday here and Ive walked my son to school and done the breakfast dishes.
The rest of the day I hope to spend in the kitchen making my skincare stuff and cooking a baked dinner ( not at the same time).
Then later will walk and pick my son up from school and help with homework.
This is my relax day! Jo

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   Posted 7/22/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ivy Second coat of paint going on tomorrow body getting sore and tired.
Wash pots I didn't get done today.
Cook some burgers
Hope to get bed made because I just went straight to the painting today but I did do the dishes and got the floor swept.I even managed to eat some chips. Hope you all have a good day. lol gail
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   Posted 7/22/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy sounds like you got a lot done.

I am feeling good today and managed a lot. If I eat a snack before bed I will have had my minimum calories for the day and most of what I ate was healthy. I worked all day. I also managed quite a bit of work in the house-I got my place ready for my housekeeper who comes tommorrow.

Tommorows goals:
Eat enough.
Take the bagged items for the salvation army out to my car so one day this week I can drop them off. (I have tons of clothes that no longer fit as I am not eating)
Work all day.
Start billing (day 3 of including this goal and yet no progress).

I have really enjoyed this thread I hope we intend to keep doing every day.

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   Posted 7/22/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Get my bathroom posters for campus done.
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   Posted 7/22/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ivy. I have to admit that I haven't read all of your pacting posts--mainly because I feel so guilty that I'm not getting as much done! I have a question: What kind of system did you use to break down all the tasks into daily chores? Is it an upstairs/downstairs thing? One hard/two easy tasks per day?

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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yogi, I worked them out according to my medication and appointment schedule. I have my Humira on Thursdays and my methotrexate on Fridays, so I tend to be pretty tired on Saturdays. I do my lightest job, paperwork, on Saturday mornings while watching tv or net surfing, and rest at the same time.

Sundays I tend not to have any interruptions, so I clean the kitchen, which I consider to be my most important job.

Mondays I still have a bit of energy (not having worn myself out running to appointments for several days) so try to clean the bathroom.

Tuesdays I try to do a bit of dusting, but don't fuss too much if it doesn't get done.

Wednesdays I try to vacuum / mop the floors - no point doing them before Tuesday, because they'd just get dirty from the dusting.

Thursdays I tend to be pretty tired, so I try to do the ironing (sitting down, watching tv) and a load of washing.

Friday mornings I try to change the sheets on my bed before the district nurse arrives to do my mtx injection, because then I can crash, knowing that all the chores are done.

Oh, I also try to do 15 minutes of gardening (or pull out 120 weeds) a day, as well as do a bit of tidying. And I do the dishes after every meal. I know that if I do a little bit of work every day and, most importantly, keep the kitchen clean, things are less likely to get on top of me.

The chores don't always get done on time - I'm yet to clean the kitchen this week - but at least I know that if I've scheduled them in, I'm likely to do at least *some* of the chores. This is one of those weeks where I haven't been able to keep up with the housework but, as you can see from the pacting, I'm at least trying to keep the schedule and I am getting the daily tasks half done.

I also try to do one thing each day that will get me closer to a goal. The references to chess are because there's a chess club that meets very close to my house, and I figure that if I can play a reasonable game then I might be able to go to the club meetings. It's not exactly exciting, but it's something that doesn't require a lot of energy so might just be do-able. And I'm guessing that there might be some blokes there... and I need to find an activity where there are some men, because they are scarce in my life at the moment. (Been housebound too long; and live in a country town where the social activities are dominated by elderly ladies).

Update from me - done the appointments, done the grocery shopping. Going to get changed now and start fixing up the kitchen.

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