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Day 3- Found One Excuse

April 25th, 2013 at 02:24 pm

Tomorrow is my off day. I plan to finish the yard. It will be stop and go all day as I am too out of shape to finish it all at once. I also plan to wash work uniforms and clean off the carport ( very messy.) For those who do not know ( that would be all of you), I wash my clothes by hand because I don't own a washer and the local laundry mat is nasty right down to the machines. Ok, the place is pretty clean but the water going into the machines looks like it has been filtered with a window screen for big crap and then refed into the washers. ewwwe. I do plan in the future to haul some of my laundry to my sister's house but sh is funny and it takes a fair bit of gas to just hop on over there.

Saturday I don't work until 4pm, so I plan to work on cleaning out the car and start detailing it myself. I am determined to dig out of my messy habits. starting outside and working my way in.


At least I know why I have felt like crap for the last week and I half. Sinus infection. It tends to sneek up on me and I have been lazy as of late so I missed the clues. My teeth hurt because of the pressure ( I hope.)

I almost missed my volunteer banquet today but plodded on because I know how few volunteers there are and how hard our leader works. She would have been disappointed. We had a BIG lunch and I am quite full. I wasted gas coming home and sleeping until time to get up, blog and get ready for MW work time. I felt I should work on the yard but the rest won out. I did save a little as my plan was to shop the thrift store if the sitting assignment did not work out, It fell through so I slept.

7 Responses to “Day 3- Found One Excuse”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    That wasn't a waste of gas. If you're feeling under the weather, get the rest you need. Smile
    When I feel over-whelmed and behind on cleaning (like I do right now), I try to just focus on one thing at a time. Then I make a point of noticing and enjoying the one thing that is clean while I focus on the next one.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I used to be able to work all day doing yardwork with only little breaks for lunch. Now it's more like 2 hours and i need a break.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the sinus infection. Not a waste of gas! Take care of yourself.

  4. snafu Says:

    Just like that line about eating an elephant, it's much less daunting to breakdown tasks like spring yard clean-up and carport/garage into small 'zones.' One helper is setting a timer for 20 minutes, when it pings you have the option of wrapping up or re-setting the timer for another 20 minutes. Any task can be tolerated for 20 minutes, don't you think? Feel free to reward yourself with a rest, a FB/gamer session, smoothie or what ever makes you smile.

  5. Willow1531 Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. I agree,at the time it felt like a waste but at least I had more energy for work. As it was my boss was snippy because she did not feel I "busting it hard enough."

    It was not all bad. The store manager for a clothing outlet in town came in. While I was helping her find what she needed we discussed my coming to work for her. If I could work both jobs at MW, I could get about 40 hrs total and meet my budget. I told her I was planning on coming in after my trip next month as I did not want to possibly be hired and then say, " oh, and I need a whole week off." She understood and encouraged me to come in after the trip. That is a little light in the tunnel. I also have 2 maybe 3 jobs to apply for this week. They are full time and have benefits. They are also in my field!!


    And I do break the chores down into zones. I learned it from flylady. The yard is out of hand a bit because I was having a pity party and we had ALOT of rain. I do the timer also. I love my wind up timer. It pushes me to do more than I would normally.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I really had trouble keeping up with the mowing when I owned a house, especially when it was rainy.

    Would you mind sharing how you do your home laundry? I've been thinking I would like to do some of mine by hand, but I'm not sure about the procedure. Do you just soak and rinse?

  7. Willow1531 Says:

    I add laundry detergent to the tub with water. I spot scrub ony spot on the clothes and agitate the clothes by hand. It may take a couple hours to do one load as I let them soak and keep coming back to agitate them between chore. I then rinse, ring by hand and hand to dry, most of the time I hang them on hangers by a second shower curtain rod that hangs over the middle of the tub. Gotta save everywhere I can right now.

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