Friday, January 31, 2014

Me again...

So I've managed to post on the first/last days of the new year. That counts for something, although I'm not sure what.

I could ramble on again about the amounts of medical crap & family drama (plenty of both, thanks for asking) but why keep singing the same old song? Nutshell version- I still have Chronic Fatigue and my family is still crazy.

After looking at the wreckage of what used to be a semi-active life, I have drawn up a list of goals that I hope are attainable over the next month:

1. Haul at least one can of garbage to the curb every week. (bonus points if I manage to get a full can out for both weekly pickups) Which means...

2. ...start excavating the living room & kitchen. My cousins are coming in May, so I have to get the house-of-horrors whipped into shape.

3. tackle Laundry Mountain again. (more bonus points for hanging/folding things and putting them away properly)

4. Finish the cross stitch project I have planned for Mom's Valentine birthday.

5. Cook more at home and quit eating so much fast food again.

6. This kinda falls under #5, but maybe seeing it twice will make me do it: re-start my smoothie series and put that blender to use!

7. Haul at least one box of books/movies to the used book store. I need the money...and the space.

If anyone is out there, keep reading. Feel free to comment and help me keep motivated ot actually DO these things. I'll try to post about my progress, or lack thereof, as the month goes on.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Firsts of the year!

First person spoken to: Mom

First thing to drink: iced coffee

First thing to eat: bowl of Corn Chex w/sugar

First thing cooked: Chuck steak on Foreman grill

First contemplated purchase: a new Foreman grill (because my current one has about had it)

First actual purchase: box of Immodium (damn meds have a new side effect)

First website visited: Facebook

First game played: Bubble Witch Saga

First book read: Cat Vs Human- Another Dose of Catnip

First DVD watched: Blackadder the 3rd

First "responsible adult" activity: balanced the checkbook (and winced to see that I've been spending money like a drunken sailor)

First household chore: Washed sinkful of dishes that accumulated over the last 10 days or so. ( What?!? I live alone, so it's not like I'll run out of dishes. I tend to run out of silverware first)

First person to get a hug: My friend Trey

First person to get sworn at: The idiot in front of me on the way to work who signaled a left turn, turned right, and then drove at 10 m.p.h. while reading text messages on his phone

First phone call answered at work: Officer who didn't know his name would come up on caller ID and freaked out when I called him by name.

First blog post: done!