Thursday, May 11, 2006


I Can't Keep up with a Three Year Old

Yesterday, it was a lovely spring day. I couldn't see wasting it on chores. So, I took a break and spent a couple of hours with my 3 year old niece.

My Dad and I got the car ready for Sierra. It's a bit of a challenge getting her in the car. Once she was in, we were on our way.

My niece was happy to see us. She love Sierra and has secret little whisper sessions with her. She got down on the ground and laid down by Sierra, singing a song that she ensured us was Sierra's favorite. We made Mother's Day gifts with popsicle sticks, did puzzles, played hide and seek (not so challenging when the person tells you where they will hide), pretended to be princesses and fairies, and watched Winnie the Pooh.

I could not believe how tired Sierra and I both were when we got home. Sierra usually gets beat up by the kids, so that's understandable. But, man, was I beat! The house was hot and I found myself dozing on the couch. I know my arthritis fatigues me, but I must be out of practice or something. She ran circles around me.

Ah well, there's good tired and bad tired. This was definitely the good kind. It was nice to get out of the house, see some sunshine, and do some silly play. Life is too serious to take seriously all the time.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


I don't want to get up!

Every now and then I have days where I just don't want to get out of bed. Once I do get out of bed, it seems like I have to drag myself through everything. Do you have days like that?

All the things I normally do suddenly seem like a heavy weight on my shoulders. Putting in my contacts and brushing my teeth seem like the worst things I could possible have to do that day. I'll hem and haw and procrastinate. Then I get those things done and I can't think of why I was fighting it.

Maybe I'm tired of the routine. I have that problem. Something like making my bed seems so pointless. I will sometimes get thoroughly disgusted with mundane tasks--so much so that I don't want to even look at them.

I do try to do things in a different way. Of course, it can be dangerous to change the order. I put in my contacts today and then got a phone call. It wasn't until I was walking the dog at lunch time that I realized I forgot to brush my teeth. Good thing I didn't meet up with any neighbors. They might have keeled over from my fungus breath. LOL

I do wonder why I resist things so much some days. I think sometimes it has to do with the fact that arthritis is such a drag. I have so many things I must do like put on hot pepper lotion, put on the braces, wear the special shoes, take my medication. I guess resisting routine is my way of trying to take control. It doesn't really do me any good though. It does feel good to be a bit rebellious even if I'm only rebelling against myself.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Spring Fever

All winter I couldn't get anything done. It was too rainy and the days were too short. I couldn't wait for Spring!

Then Sierra had her surgery. Before I knew it March was gone.

April was much like the other months...rain, rain, fog, rain. Was Spring ever going to start?????

We are being blessed with some wonderful days. It's been 70-75F for two weeks now. NO RAIN, YEAHHHH!!! So guess what? Now, I'm not getting anything done because it's TOO SUNNY. LOL Who wants to waste a beautiful day dusting or organizing files? I'd rather take my dog for a walk or daydream.

It seems I spend half my time waiting for the good days because my joints feel better. When that time of year finally arrives, the last thing I want to do is my to do list.

The sun beckons...I better get going. Before I know it, it will be December!

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