Wednesday was a day I’d rather forget. Not only was life confused, I did it. Bottom line was that I went off to work wearing my house slippers. Went home and got shoes. Was able to laugh…that’s good. Then I went in for a long scheduled doctor’s visit and dithered. Since I talked so much, I had to follow up on things with phone calls to get them going. We both forgot importance’s in the barrage of conversation.
Yesterday I took my life in my hands and worked a few control issues out through housekeeping. Housekeeping means phone calls. I hate the phone. Thanks for working with me at the meeting. It’s a joy to know you, and I am so sorry your boss changed your hours but glad you have a job. That sort of thing. To Lessa. What time are we meeting you Saturday. Today’s Zoe’s birthday sleepover and party. Most important for us was the need for ribbons on the packages and a card. Gotta have a card. Massive numbers of calls got a lot of stuff taken care of.
So yesterday I also tidied every room. The house looks much better. I even found a bag of books to take with me to work. No matter the author, if it is a badly written book, out it goes. Out went dust. Out went grime…the stair rails were wiped, door handles wiped, face plates wiped down….oh, the heroics. I hung two pictures….which will make for easier dusting, and I contemplated simplifying the decorators busy “art wall” in the bedroom. Too much art makes for cacophony.
The shot I got at the doc’s in my knee really helped. Once again, I’m reminded how sports folks can so easily get addicted to steroids. I was fifty again for a day. No Aleve the doc said. Tylenol doesn’t do anything, so I take Aleve one day a week. She understood. I will be getting a handicapped placard for those days I can’t walk at all. I’m the best weather vane you know, I told her.
Then, I must confess, I went to ABE books and bought a bunch of $1.00 Dorothy Gilman books that I don’t have. She wrote beautifully written and crafted light adventures. When nothing will move, I like light. She is important.