Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Prioritizing When You Don't Have Much Oomph
Today is one of those days when I just don't have much "oomph". Yesterday I could feel a flare coming on in addition to already battling some other infections at the moment and this morning well...
I had a long "to do" list for today and was supposed to watch Steven while Jaysn and Rachel went to a movie this afternoon.
I crawled out of bed around 9:30 and knew I was in trouble. Time to prioritize.
I got one load of laundry going and found that lifting my arms up straight out in front of me was really painful. I realized at that moment that taking care of an active toddler was not in the cards today. I love Steven with all my heart and spending time with him is one of my favorite things in the world, but I just could not do it today. I called Jaysn to let him know. By the time I hung up the phone, I was close to tears because I felt so bad for letting the kids down. Jaysn was great about it but I still felt awful.
I had lettuce in the garden that needed to be harvested this morning so I got myself dressed in a very soft long sleeveless dress and headed out to the garden. I harvested 3 kinds of lettuce, got that washed and then put away. By this time I was spent. I grabbed a cup of coffee and settled into my recliner after I got the laundry into the dryer (no hanging it out on the line today for me). And here I sit.
It's close to noon now and the rest of my day will be spent doing things that keep me pretty much sedentary. I will be working on my points programs, watching Youtube videos on further ways to build skills and save money, mending my favorite pair of black soft summer pants and doing some reading. Dinner will be something super easy. It's going to be close to 100F here today so we will be having either leftovers or a salad for dinner. I have some precooked chicken in the freezer that would could put on the salad (with the lettuce I picked from the garden this morning) or we could make wraps with them if that is what my hubby wants instead.
I think all of us have these kinds of day. Those of us who battle chronic illnesses just have them more often. 😉 We have to prioritize what is the most needful thing or what absolutely has to get done that particular day. For me, it was the laundry (I needed my super soft clothing washed) and harvesting the lettuce in the garden before it all went to bolt and got bitter. I have a plan for a super easy dinner that does not require much work or energy and is still healthy. My hubby can even throw that together if I can't do it.
One other tip that I really want to pass along is to have easy meals that someone else can make (if you have someone else in the home who can help you) or ones that you can throw together quickly. I try to have premade (some are homemade and some are bought on sale) meals in the freezer at all times. This has saved us so much money and time and has been a lifesaver.
I'm going to end here and start on my points programs. I want to earn point that I can cash in for gift cards. I am hoping that maybe I can accumulate enough to give as gifts for Christmas or can use for us if the need arises. Be blessed all!