Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Sidelined but Not Out of the Game
Apparently I am not Superwoman and I can't leap buildings in a single bound or even keep up the pace that I had been. Today I am having a major crash/flare. I had great plans for the day but have been "sidelined" by pain, stiffness and extremely low energy. Since it is one of those days, I had to put some of my plans on hold, ask for help and do other things that I could do that do not take up as much energy. So here is what I did do.
~I had planned to wash the laundry and get it all hung outside to dry. That was not going to be possible so I washed it and put it in the dryer instead. I'll have Jeff help me fold it all later.
~I did manage to get the 2 loaves of bread made and make croutons from the rest of the loaf that was leftover from last week.
~I ran my points programs in the background on my computer while I made the bread, did laundry and blogged.
~There were some shirts that needed to be mended so I worked on those while I sat back in my recliner.
~The strawberry plants that escaped the strawberry bed needed to be transplanted back into the strawberry bed. I knew there was no way I could do it by myself today so I asked Rachel for help with that. Between the two of us we managed to make quick work of it.
~I had planned on making Lo Mein for dinner but think we may just have the leftover meat that I was going to use in it along with some leftover brown rice and call it good.
~I did manage to drive down to the library today and pick a up a book on hold there for Steven. That was as far as I was going to even attempt to drive today. There was no way I was walking down there like I usually do.
So you see, I may not have been able to do all that I wanted to, but I was still able to get some things done and that makes me feel good. I am also learning to ask for help when I need it from someone other than Jeff. That is a HUGE step for me. I never want to feel like I am burdening anyone. Rachel is very sweet and offered to come up and help me with whatever I needed. Since my priority was the strawberry plants, that is what I asked for help with. I am learning...albeit slowly. 😜