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   Posted 9/10/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
This morning I want to do some home-based jobs that require a bit of mobility, which I may not be able to do after next week:

* give my bedroom some tlc
* work out which spring / summer clothes fit, and
* store winter clothes
* declutter! Get rid of at least 30 items

No dramas if I don't finish the jobs today; I just want to make a good start.

If I decide that I have a few holes in my summer wardrobe to fill - pjs, t shirts, whatever, I can walk up the street this afternoon and try to replace them. It wouldn't surprise me if I need a few new clothes. I haven't done summer clothes shopping for years, and my basics are starting to look pretty faded.

Other than that,

* do basic chores: make bed, do dishes, tidying, vacuum / mop one floor, 15 minutes gardening
* Thursday chores: ironing, mending, a load of washing
* Crohn's and fibro care: exercise, stretching x 3, meds, strengthening.
* devotions

Oh yes, and
* make soup

Gosh. That's a lot, isn't it?

rolleyes Ivy.
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   Posted 9/10/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
You always seem to do a lot Ivy!
My pacting consists of...
caring for my son who has a virus
clean my last cupboard
not much else due to sick son, might try and read the book I got the other day now that I can see again.
Glad you enjoyed your long beach walk Ivy, hope you can continue feeling ok for a lot longer
Have a good Thursday everyone

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   Posted 9/10/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
* Get up at 6am – get ready for work
* Get through the deadly hour of frustrating traffic from 7am-8am
* Work from 8am-7pm (long day!) without dying of exhaustion
* Get home (another hr in traffic)
* Start packing for the house move over the weekend and do the dishes that I’ve had no time to do all week!
* Try to only eat good things for my stomach whilst not starving to death!

How do I do it? With a lot of tearful breakdowns late at night when I’m really tired! :p

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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Jo, I hope your son feels better soon.

I had an exciting and relatively productive day though I did not do the long walk through the neighborhoods with Tucker-so that will need to be tomorrow.

I got some more information about the contract that I had a lead on-it is much better then I had thought-I sent them my resume today and they replied almost immediately asking for some specific information-I really want this contract.

So my job for tomorrow is to work all day and to write a coherent reply to their inquiry. I need to explain my educational/behavior modification philosophy and to explain my understanding of the Autism Spectrum disorders. Since I have been doing this work for nine years and teaching BMOD for 7 I have this stuff down in my head. Getting it down on paper so that it fully expresses my passion for this work as well as my knowledge and personal understanding as well as how I believe that people with Autism are people first ...well I am rambling now but that is my pact for tomorrow-I will probably take the dog for a walk when I need a thinking break or after I email my response in an effort to keep myself from checking the email every three minutes for a response.
The good thing is that the interviews are this month so I won't have a long wait.
Getting this contract would eventually mean a more flexible schedule and fewer total work hours.

I would ask that you all pray for me or send good thoughts or whatever fits into your own belief system.

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   Posted 9/10/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending you lots of prayers and good luck vibes, sj. ~~~~~~~~~~

Jo, I was just thinking how odd it is that the spring-cupboard cleaning bug seems to hit us here in Aus, even though we don't have snowy winters. I've been doing the same thing here, and have filled 1.5 large garbage bags for the op shop, and another half a bag for the rubbish bin. I've also done the ironing and the mending, but haven't done the laundry (it's too windy; the clothes would be damaged if I hung them out today), the cooking or the window shopping yet. Am having an internal debate as to whether I should assume I'm going to be mobile for a bit longer, and leave those chores 'til tomorrow, or leave the house messy and do the errands today. Hmm.

Phoebe, I hope you get through your long day without crashing with exhaustion, and Jo, I hope your son feels better soon.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I just have one class and some clinical hours to get thru, but I would like to get my laundry done.
hey Ivy thanks for starting the pacting thing.
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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I did heaps of tidying and decluttering, did the ironing and mending and made the soup, but didn't do the exercise or the errands.

How was your class, Navy?

On to Friday!
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