Another week of blessings from God...
Morning walks. I know exercise is the most under-utilized anti-depressant and a necessary evil to reduce the chance of mets. Why then do I dread it so much? I was glad to have a knock on the door the last two mornings dragging me outside when I really just wanted to drag back to bed. And... the best part? I stayed up and moving all day - no small accomplishment when the house is quiet & the to-do list is not much fun.
Mexico on Main. Very early after diagnosis, a couple of girlfriends kidnapped me for lunch to get me outside of my own head and 4 walls. I was getting to that point again, and lunch yesterday was a good antidote for my isolation.
A new work schedule. It really messes up the morning walks and lunches at Mexico, but I need a reason to get up, moving, plan meals, outside of my head and 4 walls, and use my brain cells more actively. I did not intend to be at home as much as I have been the last 4 weeks, but physically needed it, and there just hasn't been many hours to pick up in overtime shifts since rad ended. If I am not earning any money, it's best for me to stay home so I don't spend any money. Funny how that works. Now if only the Fed govt and state of IL could figure that out! With a new work schedule comes more consistent work days for me, and I have had enough time off to like my job again.
A clean playroom floor. That was my project for yesterday morning. Several hours of sorting toys, pitching & donating, and Colby came downstairs and played with toys rather than the x-box after school. Amazing! Love it when they use their imagination, not their electronics.
A crazy busy calendar. Again, messes up the walks and Mexico, but Evan is playing basketball to go with Flag FB, Puppets, band & Challenge. I will be late to some of his b-ball games, but think I can make them all if I leave work on time. I am glad he is staying active in sports, but yikes, it was ugly to calendar all of it last night and today.