Monday, August 18, 2008

various updates (the good, the bad and the ugly!)

  • I am unpacking a box.  This is hard to do because the house is so full there is nowhere to put anything.  Unpacking make me sad, for some reason.  (It seems a lot of things makes me sad.)  It's sad unpacking this box because it reminds me of a whole life I sued to have that is gone--my house, my job, my friends, my family.  I have a new life and I like it fairly well, but this doesn't mean I'm not sad about losing the old one, and unpacking these boxes from my old life makes my heart hurt.
  • my foot injury is 97.3% better!  YAY!
  • my fibro and insomnia are both generally improved, with some relapses and flare-ups.  I still have pain every day, but it is somewhat less severe and frequent generally (with some exceptions).
  • my neck/pinched nerve and the associated pain is slowly improving by tiny increments with many relapses into severe pain
  • I feel like I am not making much progress toward my goals.  I'm not doing much writing or sending stuff out lately.
  • Sigh.
  • it's hot
  • I'm lonely for family and friends far away
  • We have so far been unable to solve the too much stuff and lack of space dilemma after many various attempts at it.
  • I am procrastinating writing this because I hate what I'm doing.
  • besides this unpacking and clearing windows, I have a huge list of fairly urgent tasks which is pressing down on my with a horrible weight.  AK! 

  • I did my walking for the day, so I don't have to go out unless I want to.
  • I have food for tonight and know what I am making for dinner--YAY!  (I am making GUMBO!)
  • I managed to succeed at moving piles of boxes away from one window where BB is going to paint, so that's something anyway.
  • I got a couple boxes partly unpacked and may finish one or both or combine them so there is one less box.  That's something, anyway.  Not much, but something.
  • I love my husband.
  • My son is talented musically, and I derive pleasure from his music.
  • He's away for the afternoon and I derive some peace and quiet from his temporary absence.  I appreciate and am grateful for the momentary silence.  Not that I want it all the time--a nice balance is good.
  • school will start soon and I will have longer periods of freedom--maybe.


BerryBird said...

I still have boxes to unpack, too. I definitely recommend the strategy of combining boxes when unpacking several simultaneously--it is much more satisfying to have finished one box than two halves. And like you said, one less box is always good.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I DID succeed in completely emptying one box by combining two partly unpacked, and then one is partly emptied. But yes, having one fully emptied box is satisfying!!!!

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