Today had moments of complete chaos. There was no huge thing that caused an issue but many little things that added up to a frustrating day.
Here is an email to Sully after he asked how I was doing.
“I am trying to get the last of the Christmas decorations packed up but I need ziploc bags. The bags are with the stuff that got thrown in the laundry area. I can’t get to it because all of the decorative boxes are stacked in there. The boxes are stacked in there because the hamper thing* is all wobbly. The hamper is wobbly because the people that made it used bolts instead of wood screws and so you can’t really tighten the bolts to anything. I wanted to use ‘L’ brackets which I couldn’t find. After a half hour of searching I finally found a pack of them.
I put them on and it helped a lot but the hamper is still wobbly. It needs another set of brackets attaching the crossbars to the sides to stop the lateral wobble. I have another pack of brackets but they are missing now too. We are working on school but the hobby room* is a mess. I had to clear off the sewing table for Boo to do school there. I cleared of Foley’s crate to put the sweats and shirts that I have to work on for Boo’s pjs. Meanwhile, the Christmas stuff is still all over the place because I needed those stupid bags. Ahhhhh!
I ended the email with, “It’s funny but frustrating. I will be ok, just frazzled.”
That was in the morning, here is another email from the afternoon.
Sorry. I’ve been dealing with more of the same stuff today but now the smoke detectors are going off. That means I will have to stop at Home Depot before Boo’s dance class to buy batteries. LaLa called and has been texting. Oh, and get this, I was trying to set up the Paypal account but I can’t because I don’t have the account number for the new savings. Every paper I have only has the last four digits on it. I am going to have to go to a branch to get the full account number. I will feel like a total airhead doing that. I’ve got a bandage on my index finger* so texting is difficult and my phone is locked so the screen won’t turn. I can’t figure out where to go to fix it. By itself, none of these things are a big deal but altogether with the stuff from this morning just make me feel like screaming.
So, yeah, none of these things are huge issues. Each one individually would be annoying but not a big deal. Except maybe the smoke detectors going off that is always a pain. I had to bring in the ladder to unplug a couple of them until I could get new batteries.
There were a couple of points there that I thought screaming was my only option. Luckily I was able to take a step back, followed by a deep breath and then I was able to start handling things one by one. Once I started getting things taken care of, then I didn’t feel so overwhelmed. It’s always good to break things down into smaller steps. It allows you to put it all in perspective. One thing at a time, then move on to the next thing.
I am happy to report that after the initial ‘L’ brackets were installed I was able to stack the decorative boxes back on the hamper frame. Boo and I were able to get schoolwork done with out too much hassle. I was able to pack up the boxes of Christmas decorations and move them into the garage (There’s still more to do *sigh*). I bought batteries at Home Depot and I will install them tomorrow. I found the information about the savings account. My finger is almost healed thanks to the bandage. I fixed my phone, thank you to Google for help finding the answer.
Hamper thing = It has a wood frame with a off white canvas bag that slides out on a frame. We use it for kitchen towels and other household type linens to be washed. It sits at the end of our hallway in front of the linen closet.
Hobby room = The third bedroom; Sully’s hobby room, my craft closet and Boo’s school room.
Index finger = It’s been really cold and dry here. The dryness coupled with the dust of the crates and decorations the end of my index finger split. It was tiny like a paper cut and oddly enough it hurt as bad a paper cut. I put some triple antibiotic cream covered it with gauze and then wrapped some tape on it. Of course then the end of my finger was like three times as big, it looked like a cartoon. I am only telling you this so you understand why texting was a pain.
Phase 1: Day 9…
The day was chaotic and I didn’t have the chance to walk. Although I did map our trek through Home Depot and we walked 0.2 miles. So that’s something.
Lower body workout went well, I added leg curls and leg extensions. I decided to do just one set of 15 repetitions, just to get into the new routine.
Water = 32 ounces. It’s really cold today, with the cold and the chaos I didn’t get to drink much water. I definitely need to be better about this tomorrow.