Last week is something of a blur. Let’s start with the positive. I continue to do fairly well with the ongoing goals. I should add lunch into that goal now. Coffee/breakfast will continue to be in front of the computer but it’s time to add lunch into the “away from the desk” category. I continue to try to stop negative self talk, but I find it creeping into my head more often right now. I’m not sure why. It may be a function of feeling sick much of the time.
Oh, and I’ve not smoked in a week. Overall, that’s going better than I expected. Not being able to get out of the house has probably helped. Perhaps if you want to quit smoking you should schedule quitting during a snow storm.
I got the laundry room cleaned out and the new washer and dryer delivered. I finally got stuff put back away in there yesterday. The day after the washer and dryer were delivered, back spasms hit. So, while snowed in I could have been getting some of those sorting and throwing things done but instead I slept most of the time, drugged up and covered with the warm blankie and a heating pad. Shrug. I need to call the store because they didn’t leave the shipping information with the serial numbers on it. I meant to do that today – today is the first day I could speak clearly.
I am hoping to be able to get out of the house by Wednesday. Maybe even tomorrow! My goals this week include buying some more holiday lights and getting out at least some of my decorations. Oh, and cards. And that means going to the post office which I need to do. I have packages waiting there. I’ve got this “I’m not smoking so I can buy a couple of those things I’ve been waiting on” thing going on. Traditionally, I sub shopping for other addictions. I’m done now. Really. I ordered some dried chiles today – because as much as I love Penzeys, their chiles – even the Thai and Indian chiles – are bland and tasteless.
Let’s see, cooking goals? I am grateful for all that stuff I’ve frozen. I made a loaf of bread today and if I’m snowed in much longer I’ll run out of a few other fresh things, but overall it has worked really well to have a bunch in the freezer. One of my store goals for this week is to stock up on my favorite chicken and turkey sausage that I can only buy at Walmart. I’m sorry local grocery but your chicken selection is pretty bad. There’s the outrageously expensive good chicken and the I’ll-never-buy-this-again stringy chicken. Neither is organic. Since I’m going to Walmart much, much less frequently, I may as well stock up on my chicken while I’m there.
I’m babbling, aren’t I? I’m on fewer pain drugs but I’m still on them.
Other goals – get back to reading When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies. Or if I find myself too stuck on that one, read one of the other books on the same ideas. Sometimes the way something is written makes a big difference on how I process the ideas. Or maybe I need to spend some time thinking about why I’m stuck. We’ll see. One way or the other, I need to get back to the core issues as well as continue other goals.
While I’m getting out some of the Christmas stuff, I plan to sort and throw some of the other junk in the closets and store room. Not going crazy with this but getting out some of what I can. I’m still babying my back which flares back up kind of randomly.
The old clothes goal is de-prioritized again. It’ll get done. Nothing in there is winter clothes so the thrift store won’t mind my waiting.
Oh, I almost forgot! My yoga dvd arrived. I haven’t been able to try it yet but I think I’m doing well enough that I can give it a try. Stretching probably will help my back.