OBC – May 15 to 21, 2017

ONE BOOB CHRONICLE for the Week of May 15 to 21, 2017.  A recap of events in my attempt to get back to normal.  Frustration level….about a 15!  You will get a closer look at the daily activities for that week.

May 15 to 21, 2017

May 15 to 21, 2017

I bought this planner last August…..using it faithfully – NOPE!  I haven’t found a planner that would incorporate all of my “stuff”.

This is the MAMBI Happy Planner – 8-1/2 x 11 – not sure what the fancy name for it is.  The “Classic” is a half sheet size and too small for my liking.  There are TONS and TONS of videos on YouTube that are “PWM” or Plan With Me featuring the various sizes of Happy Planners.  Everyone is in love with their stickers!  The weekly layouts are beautiful BUT how do they find what they did that week when all the boxes are filled with STICKERS?!  I prefer white space so I can see what I have done….or have not done.

The weekly layout of the Happy Planner is supposed to be used for morning, afternoon, and evening events for a growing family.  I use mine for medical appointments in the top area, household events and personal information in the center area, and Joe’s whereabouts in the bottom section.

Last week in the “Flylady” cleaning schedule was Zone 3 – The Main Bathroom and One Other Room.

My energy levels are pretty darn high in the mornings.  By one in the afternoon I begin to flag.  I’m usually found napping for two to four hours around 2 p.m.  The rest of the evening my mental state is one of being uninterested in ANYTHING and I feel like the day has just got away from me.  I don’t get depressed, I just feel really frustrated that I have a window of about three hours that I can really get things done.  So I have learned how to take advantage of the time I do have.

One thing I depend on is my $20 garage sale find.  My Roombi.  And I also rely heavily on my $49 purchase in July 2014 of a Shark Steam Mop.

Roombi and Shark Steam Mop

Roombi and Shark Steam Mop

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of last week were a total BUST!  Monday I slept most of the day and I had a 4 hour nap on Tuesday.  Wednesday Joe had an odd demand from his Coldiron Dispatcher.  He was to pick up two trucks in Oklahoma City but was told NOT to tell each place he was getting more than one truck.  Weird!

I drove Joe to a Bruckner’s Mack & Volvo dealership to get his first truck.  We drove that back home to be parked on a street near where we live.  We then went to the Hobby Lobby Warehouse to get his second truck.  On the way out of the Hobby Lobby place, Joe had to turn in his Visitor’s Badge.  While in the guard shack he told them to let me out behind him.  If they lowered the guard arm on me then he would have to come back with chains to get me out.  According to Joe the men inside the guard shack looked at him as though he was about to blow the place up.  Joe said if I were left to my own devices at their facility, I would have the car packed to the gills with goods.  That resulted in much raucous laughter from the men.

Needless to say, the guard arm was raised so I could get out.  Bummer!

Joe’s two trucks were parked on a street near where we live.  He would hook them up together on Wednesday and prepare to leave for New Jersey on Thursday.

May 15 to 17, 2017

May 15 to 17, 2017

As you can see, the “To-Do” boxes were not checked off for those days.  I did get 2 hours of paperwork done on one day, and cleaned the toilets all three days.  That was the total extent of my activities in that time period.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I had better luck at getting things done on my To-Do list.

May 18 to 21, 2017

May 18 to 21, 2017

You will see an orange circle around one event on Thursday – Scrub Joe’s Tub.

NOTE TO SELF:  DO NOT use Comet Cleanser while my chest is bare, except for a liberal coating of Silvadene cream, and the shirt I “borrowed” from Joe was wide open.  Comet Cleanser is a powder cleaner.  The fine dust flies out everywhere.

While I was cleaning Joe’s tub I could not figure out why my chest was burning.  Dumb A$$!

I continued working on Joe’s tub until I had it cleaned and thoroughly rinsed.  Then I hurried to the big bathroom and took a shower.  That felt so much better….until I put Joe’s shirt back on.  Dumb A$$!!  There was still Comet Cleanser powder on Joe’s shirt.

So, Thursday I was able to get in 2 hours of paperwork, clean the toilets, scrub Joe’s tub, and update the big wall calendar I have hung in the kitchen for Joe to know what is going on.  Friday and Saturday I was able to get the rest of the work done for both bathrooms.

This really sucks!  Before my breast cancer I would have had both of the bathrooms fully cleaned in one day.  Hey, the work is done – even though it took the whole week to do it.  I’m still very happy that I was able to complete my Zone 3 project.  YAY!

CELEBRATE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.  Even if it seems to take forever to do the smallest task.  Having the job done will give you a boost of confidence and put a giant smile on your face.

Woo Hoo!  Two blog posts in as many days!  I’m on a role here!

Leslie

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Troxell
    May 23, 2017 @ 16:28:50

    You know Leslie . The to do list is not going anywhere. It will still be there but we feel so good when it is done and then we can turn around and do it again. You go at your own pace. I am prepping for colonoscopy . the one scheduled for 2 weeks ago did not go so well. I ended up in the hospital for all kinds of tests and i was fine . ( they thought it was my heart because i fainted 2 times . i am still leary of the prep though . You take it easy friend. Love to you and Joe.

    Reply

    • Message In A Fold
      Jun 20, 2017 @ 11:31:55

      Good Grief! 😦
      Barbara, I am so sorry to learn of your difficult with the last colonoscopy and being hospitalized! Glad they didn’t find anything wrong with your heart. I hope the most recent one went so much better for you. Also, my prayers for you have been for clean results and your healing.

      Thank you for your message to me. I appreciate you so very much.
      Leslie

      Reply

  2. Regina
    May 23, 2017 @ 18:04:55

    Leslie, I love Comet cleanser but because of my lungs I am using the liquid comet and love it. It leaves a great shrine that the powdered didn’t have. I’m really happy I tried it. I use it on my stove too and it is always shiny now. Give it a try. Hugs to you and Joe

    Reply

    • Message In A Fold
      Jun 20, 2017 @ 11:33:24

      Regina! I will check out the liquid Comet cleanser. That would have been the smartest thing to do instead of the powder.

      Thank you so much for that great tip – and the suggestion to use it on my stove. I use the Bar Keepers Friend and am not that thrilled with the product.
      Hugs – Leslie

      Reply

  3. Jen
    May 23, 2017 @ 20:57:25

    Hi Leslie, I always appreciate your posts and Facebook updates. We just gotta do what we can as time and energy allow.

    Reply

    • Message In A Fold
      Jun 20, 2017 @ 11:36:21

      Thank you, Jen. I appreciate you so very much. Your kind words of encouragement mean quite a lot to me.

      I’ll tell you, this being puny is for the birds! I’ve had enough of it for a life time. My lesson in this life right now seems to be choosing priorities and letting the rest go. That just kills me to not be able to multi task 😦

      Big hugs to you my friend.
      Leslie

      Reply

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