What's on your To do list this week?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Beadlady, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I have alot of things to do this week--the property managment office is coming on Friday for our "yearly" inspection for our lease--although they haven't been here in about 5 years.

    Finish getting the cobwebs down
    Finish dusting
    get a new belt for the vacuum so I can finish vacuuming
    clean the bathroom
    mop the kitchen floor
    wipe down the kitchen cupboards
    straighten up the book cases
    take the bag of stuff to Good Will

    I'm sure there is other stuff to do too, but that is plenty
    [This Message was Edited on 07/05/2011]
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I'm getting tired just reading all this. Bless you for your energy. Wish you could send me some but then, it appears that you need it.

    Love, Mikie
  3. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    Hi BeadLady and Mikie,

    Over the past several weeks, I've been spending a lot of time reading . Typically, my concentration level does not afford me the luxury to read - my fibro-fog usually gets in the way - but from time to time the fog clears for a while and, when this happens, I like to make up for lost time. To that end, I've been reading 2-3 novels a week and this makes me terribly happy.

    I can only sit and read for so long before the fibro-pain forces me to get up and move around, so this is when I turn my attention to my household chores and my to-do list. Of course, I can only work for ten minutes or so before the fatigue takes hold, so then I sit down to my reading until the pain flares up again and so on all day long...It's a pretty good system...by the end of the day I've done a lot of reading and have a clean apartment:)

    To Do List

    Clean bunny cage
    Water plants
    Paper filing
    Dried flower arrangements
    Make phone calls
    Pay bills on-line

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa

  4. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    This is your summer fruit lady, again! I have been picking pie cherries, blueberries, and will soon harvest raspberries and apricots from our yard. (The pie cherries and blues were not from our property!). I have actually scaled back, as I still have fruit from last year and have realized that I'm not feeding an army anymore. So I only picked 7 pounds of blueberries.....that's enough!

    Today I am cleaning house. My husband has been gone the past week (job related) so I have not been pushing myself too hard.....now it's time to pick up! I have some kitchen clean up, then vaccuuming to do. I'm saving the yard for him, as he likes to use the rider mower. I am not accomplished at that machine yet, so he will have the privilege of mowing tomorrow.

    Take care all,
  5. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    Hello All,

    It's wonderful to see you, Terri (aka summer fruit lady)! Harvest must be a busy time around your house :)

    Whenever I read your harvest posts, I have flashbacks to my childhood in Nova Scotia, picking blueberries for my aunt Jenny so she would make make blueberry pies for (my brother) Billy and me. I also have visions of my mum and grandmother set up at the kitchen table with rows and rows of mason jars and all manner of heavenly smells emanating from several big pots on the stove.

    Yesterday, I hosted a small gathering to celebrate my sister's birthday. That and the preceding day's planning & preparation, took a fair bit of energy so I'm hoping for an easy day today. I have a few household chores to do and I'd like to pick up a few things at the store just to hold us over until I do groceries later in the week, but beyond that and a shower and shampoo, I'd just like to read and watch television.

    Tomorrow afternoon, I'm planning to go to the movies with my friend Marilyn.

    I was thrilled to discover that the local taxi service has a couple of vans that can take me and my scooter wherever in the city I want to go for the same price as a regular taxi. As a disabled person, I get 1/2 price cabs and so, between the specialized vans and my reduced cab-fare, I can get myself to a movie once a month. (I'm so HAPPY!)

    Although the bus can also take me and my scooter "theoretically" (the busses can lean down to the street for wheelchairs and scooters to get on) BUT I'm not proficient enough driving my scooter to get in&out of the bus and parallel park in the front ot the bus without causing a traffic jam/problem/accident. In other words, until I learn how to parallel park etc. I don't feel able to take my scooter on the bus.

    Thankfully, I needn't worry about the scooter/bus situation for the moment because I've discovered the van/taxi and so this week I can take my scooter and self to the show to enjoy the film Zookeeper with my friend, Marilyn. I'm looking forward.

    To-Do List

    shower and shampoo
    sweep & mop kitchen floor

    rest & read

    begin laundry
    water plants

    rest & read

    go to the store
    finish laundry

    rest & watch television

    I hope to hear from others who would like to share what's on their to-do list. It can be helpful to plan your day, leaving room for rest breaks. Remember to pace your activities.

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  6. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Hi All,
    Now I can do the rider mower.....I tried it on Tuesday and it was kind of fun! Hard to mow around the fruit trees, though!

    Anne Theresa: glad you found out about cabs willing to take your scooter.....any mall trips planned? Do you still hit the dollar store? I go often and buy lots of things there. I like to stay stocked up on aluminum pans, as I like to bake for people and/or take them dinner occasionally. No worries on pan returns that way.

    I think I told you our son is in Canada now...married and they are expecting their first in September. We last saw him in June, and probably won't visit again until the baby is born.
    We were worried about our daughter-in-law, as she has been on anxiety meds. But she has been able to do without them during her pregnancy so that will be better for the baby. She was soooo excited to be pregnant!

    We have an upcoming family vacation to the Oregon coast. A nice little town with a beautiful view of the ocean, our own cooking facilities....sounds great. We went to a different town last year, so we thought we'd try a new place. Prices were reasonable, so all we have to buy is gas and groceries. I'm hoping to go clamming!

    Take care!
  7. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Good Morning all,

    So good to see so many of you posting again, and Mikie...welcome back to moderating, we've missed you!

    We've been in the new house for almost 2 months now and still have some small things to finish up before we can say that we're officially 'done'. I have a few pictures upstairs to be hung, need to do touch up paint from the movers, finish organizing the storage area etc....

    Tomorrow's goal is to go get my Maryland license so I can get my handicapped plates and hang tags.

    My son visited for most of July and we are so blessed. That guy can work his butt off even in the high temps so he really cleared a ton off the to do list for us!

    Hubby is working 12 hour shifts (budget cuts, hiring freeze) and last month he worked nights from 11:00 at night until 11:00 in the morning. With him needing to sleep we had to keep the house quiet so that meant that I couldn't do a lot of things when my body was ready to do them. He just started working the day shift for this month so we're expecting to finish up things soon.

    Since we moved in, 3 days after we had the toilet overflow and of course, run down into the beautiful basement, got that fixed...we had to replace the toilet. Then we had a storm run through tearing off a piece of roof shingles, so we had a leak in our son's room, finally got that fixed....then we had painters come in and paint my kitchen/breakfast nook and family room. No one liked my idea of a painting party they out voted me and decided it would be better to watch someone paint, and I have to agree. So....we thought we were done, nope. The lawn service came through, hit the water/sewer cover in the front yard and it went through and put a hole in the front of our house.....seriously. Now we have that mostly fixed finally...so we're hoping to find some quiet time to sit back and enjoy the house for awhile!

    I caught a nasty cold last week and I'm still a bit down from that but otherwise, we're all doing well and enjoying being back in the states.

    Beadlady, thanks for starting the thread, your list always tires me out just reading it so I hope you make it through it!

    Anne Theresa, so glad that you're getting up and out for a bit. I'm sure your sister enjoyed her party.

    Terri, um....I like blueberry jam where do I place my order????

    Hugs all,

  8. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    Hello Friends

    I'm off my game lately, having had a set-back due to my insurance company. They are stopping my long-term disability pension payments due to a technicality. The technicality being that one of the specialists I saw this this year has not yet sent in his report.

    I saw two specialists, a fibro specialist (who sent his report to them saying I absolutely could not work) and a psychiatrist (who is notorious for not doing paperwork). I've done everything I can to light a fire under this guy to no avail. I've been on LTD for 10 years and during this time they've never stopped trying to find a way to stop paying me. I wish I could live without their money but I simply can't survive on the federal pension.

    I've written one last letter to the doctor and will mail it today. If this doesn't work I'll have to get a lawyer. In the meantime I need to get busy, get my mind off this issue because it is making me sick to my stomach (literally) and causing me to feel immobilized by depression and anxiety and fear for my future.

    To do

    Mail letter, pick up a few groceries etc.
    clean bunny cage
    paper filing
    empty dishwasher
    clean counters & sink
    make dinner

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  9. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Anne Theresa,

    I'm sorry you have to go through this, I'll be thinking about you....

    I've been down hard this past few days with the never ending cold symptoms and I do worse when it rains so it's been a double whammy.

    Not much on my to do list, hoping to get my driver's license changed maybe tomorrow so I can get the handicapped stuff and we need them to adjust our taxes on the house.

    Hugs all,

  10. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    Well lately I haven't been getting much donel. I really over-did where I was getting ready for the landlords to come for their annual walk through. Plus I fell trying to get the dust under hubby's computer. I messed up my hip, and it takes all I have just to get to my jobs.

  11. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    Nancy, Sorry to hear you're down with a nasty cold. I've been fortunate this year - even though my sister has had a bad cold these past few weeks - I've managed thus far to avoid catching it.

    I'm sorry to hear you've been over-doing it and that you took a fall. Beadlady. I know you work outside the home but I hope - aside from the work-a-day hours - you're able to put your feet up and take a much-needed and well-deserved rest.

    I spent yesterday catching up on the housework that's been piling up due to pain and lingering depression. I'm not acutely depressed anymore but I feel very down in the dumps. Although I don't feel up to going out, doing anything or seeing anyone, I feel reasonably content to stay home alone, watch TV and read. I feel the best in my cocoon of isolation.

    I have arranged with a friend to go out for lunch and then to the show to see the Smurfs on Tuesday afternoon. Hopefully, neither of us will have to cancel (we both have FMS & depression & other health issues so it's often difficult to get together). My hope is that keeping this engagement will help me break through my isolation and my desire to *hermit. (*I'm using the word 'hermit' as a verb, in this instance.)

    In the meantime, my plan is to putter around the apartment, reading, watching TV, playing on the computer, petting and brushing my bunny who is shedding hair at an alarming rate. There are a few more chores I could, of course, do but nothing that appeals - I feel completely lazy.

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  12. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Here is is, the day after Labor Day! That means school is starting for my young'uns tomorrow. by young, the twins are now juniors in high school. I still will homeschool part time, but they are at the high school a good part of the day. We will be adding a speech class, taught by one of my friends, so I'm looking forward to that. I think she will be a demanding teacher.

    I had four items exhibited in our county fair: apricot jam, triple berry jam, gluten free dinner rolls, and granola. I got a blue ribbon for each thing....yay! Last year, they pretty much didn't like anything I brought. It's fun entering anyway.

    Anne Theresa- I hope you can get your doctor to do his homework so you don't lose your disability pension. What a pain- and all because he won't do his paperwork. Fingers crossed!

    Nancy- So nice that your son helped out for a nice long time. How is your daughter doing?

    Beadlady- good job on all of the projects! Praying that your energy holds!

    Has anyone heard from Ellen?

    Nice to hear from everyone.....take care!