Thursday, December 17, 2009

A week's worth of updates

My blogging and working day has not been going as smoothly as it sometimes does. I told you my laptop has died and I'm using my daughter's. The simple fact of working in a different location and with a different computer has gotten me out of my groove. I'm finding a little of that groove today along with a little frustration. Let's review my week to see what's going on and to talk about the things I've missed.

Monday: Weekly Inspiration

I didn't really have one this week. I didn't feel like wracking my brain or being particularly positive so I was going to skip it this week. BUT I love reading what Heather comes up with at Maternal Spark (she's such a muse) and when I finally got over there I found that she's not feeling too inspired either. And, you know, that's okay. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to do certain things and it stresses us out. Besides, this holiday season has been so busy for me, home & parenting have been a little chaotic and I'm behind on paperwork. Not to mention the days that I haven't been able to work due to picking up or dropping off children as well as attending doctor's appointments.

Tuesday: My health and weight loss journal
Speaking of doctor's appointments. I have so many coming up, which is nothing new, and so much going on that I'm beginning to lose track of exactly what's going on. I went in for a women's wellness appointment this week and everything went fine with that except the pressure for me to get a flu shot. That pressure is increasing because they say that because my immune system is weak then I should get it. I explained that I haven't had the flu (or the flue shot) in about 16 years. My children haven't had it either. The doctor says, "Well, some would say you're due to have it then." I take precautions and I figure if something works for you then why should you mess with it. It came down to her telling me that they (in rheumatology) are not going to be happy when they find out... "Just you wait." I feel like I'm going to be put in time out or something. Quarenteened or strapped to a chair and forced to endure the shot whether I think it's best for me or not.

I also have more blood work coming up, of course, more test results to get and more tests to schedule and get. Nothing that's too big of a deal, as I recall. Well, besides my appointment at hemotology, which I so don't want to attend. All of these extra clinics that the VA doctors have me going to do nothing, but remind me that something is going on inside of my body that has yet to be fully determined. Thinking about that really sucks sometimes.


Tackle It Tuesday & To Do Tuesday

I finished my wreath for the front door. What do you think? I like it. At first I just had silver and red, but someone made a comment that some green would look nice as well. I added some and played with it some more; I have to admit it looks better now then it did at first. Of course, the little kids love it. Anything that indicates Christmas is cool with them.


As far as the to-do list is concerned, I did get a closet straightened and cleaned up. Swapped out one organization, clear drawer thingy and put some of the kids' toys in a larger one. I would go take a picture, but I'm too tired to get up...

I wonder what TO DO is going on at 5 Minutes for Mom and Crazy Adventures in Parenting. I'll have to click over and see what's up.

Wednesday: Wordless Wednesday
Nothing really inspiring... just the beauty of my children. This is my youngest, Anna. I call this photo "Where are you going?"


I haven't managed to check out 5 Minutes for Mom yet to see others' Wordless Wednesday posts.

Thursday: Etc. ...
I have to do some book reviews, get some copies of paperwork I have to turn in, write some web content and clear off my desk... clean the house, finish the laundry, vacuum and all the other things like the nasty bathroom that I wish I could ignore. I also have to remember to go to the opitcal store at the VA to get my lenses replaced and visit a government office that I dread. The one thing that's bugging me the most right now is my checkbook. It.won't.balance. Well, I guess I need to take responsibility for that 'cause I can't get it to balance. I hate balancing my checkbook, when I keep up with it I hardly have any transactions and as soon as I get busy there are millions of transactions and I end up having to do some creative bookkeeping to make it balance. Can you say ignore it and move on?


I want to finish up holiday preparations, get groceries and any other thing that is going to keep me from relaxing next week. I have two deadlines to meet, an invoice to submit, an invoice to follow up on and probably a couple of other things that I forget by the end of the day and remember before the next day. Only to forget again. SIGH

Oh, I did win something from Hybrid Mom, which made my freaking day. She surprised me by calling; I hope I didn't sound too grumpy before I found out I had won an organizing basket. I can't remember if I was going to give it to someone or use it for myself (probably the latter), but I can't wait to get my grumby little hands on it.

Now if I could just keep my eyelids from continually drooping while the youngest, who is home sick and won't stop talking to me, prattles along around my desk. I think it's time to enforce my "mom's right to make you take a nap" rule so I can eat in peace, try to balance my check registry and shake myself awake.

How's your week going?