Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bad Day

I guess it all started on Saturday when D slipped off of the last step onto the ceramic floor. When he took off his sock on Sunday we discovered that it was very possible that something was broken...either his toe (not too big of a deal) or his metatarsal (that could be a very big deal).  We had no idea. It is kind of hard to tell when the boy cries wolf, ya know? Every injury sounds like it's something big.

I had to drive back and forth between getting D to both the doctor (starting at 1pm) and the x-ray and A to his math class at the college and back home. I felt like a yo-yo.

I figured since we had to wait a little while for A...we'd stop across the street at Mickey D's for a shake and fries...the highlight of my day and D's too I'm sure. We both love that they put whipped cream on top of every shake now-a-days!

Vanilla Triple Thick Shake

By the time we finally got the x-ray and results (at 4:45) we found out that nothing was broken...thank goodness. It is still very swollen. He won't be going to scouts tonight. He'll be staying home with just me. Lots of ice will be involved.

What did we do all night? Let's just say that it was not the most pleasant of nights.

Like I said not a good day...

First, all of the driving I had to do all day (and driving is bad for my body) In all, eight 10-15 minute trips in 4 hours...then the not so fun evening (that I won't even start getting into).

I'm hoping today will be a better day...


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Head start?

I guess I got a head start. I had totally forgotten to check out what this week's de-cluttering project was going to be.

But yesterday I stopped at Office Depot and bought 2 binder de-cluttering tools. One for the little things and one for the full sized papers.

I went through my weekly schedule binder and my wallet. Threw out or shredded tons of stuff....mostly (so many) appointment cards and receipts.

Now if my binder slides to the side a little...nothing falls out. Hurray!

 Now I have no problems closing my wallet/purse...I guess you can really call it a "wallet on a string". I switched to it a few months ago and I absolutely love it. It's a pity it's so darn ugly.

I just checked to see what "hot spot" was on the list for this week at Simple Mom... It was...

Post image for Project: Simplify: Hot Spot #2 RevealedPapers!

How about that, huh? Like I said...I got a head start.

I still have a bunch more but I think I'm on my way!

Wanna join me?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I love the ideas my friend at Weaver Girl Guz comes up with and finds.

So I tend to be a copycat.

I hope she doesn't mind. (I love ya, C.)

I could use the motivation.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I Need a Time Manager

About a month ago I started working from home, abstracting leases.

I have never "worked from home" except for being a stay at home mom of 2 little kids. During that time I have had a few retail jobs, obviously, in the store with a schedule and a time clock to punch.

The boys are now in middle school and with my RA not quite under control I can't work a job like that again. But...this abstracting job just "fell in my lap". Thanks C!

I have to figure this out!

I want to do well.

I want to keep up with all of the work that needs to be done.

I want to make my family, friends and most of all...myself proud.

I will make a schedule and stick to it.

I will use these forms for it. (Sorry it's so small, I couldn't figure out how to make it larger.)

Printable Weekly Planner Page

I will "Just do it!"

Friday, March 4, 2011

If it's not one thing, it's another

One and a half days after my rheumatologist PA told me to use the anti-inflammatory patch at night and the gel during the day (I got both of them as samples from the doctor)...my left hip doesn't hurt anymore. Yahoo! So I guess I have to use something around the clock or it's as good as not taking anything. 

OK, I get it now. (I guess I'm a little slow that way)

But...now my right SI joint aches and right shoulder is in spasms. Really? Come on! I can't catch a break! 

I do have an appointment with my massage therapist today. Hopefully she can fix this, without it slipping back like my hip has been doing.