Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Lot and a little

This weekend I have accomplished the most and the least in a long time! That might not sound quite right but it is how it feels.

We survived all the cold, record breaking nights with no frozen pipes, warm under our covers, and glad we have a good heating system. But with each cold day my shoulder began to hurt worse and worse. I fell on top of our dog Ollie before Thanksgiving, but did not have time to worry about it and it seemed to have improved, until the cold set in.

Thank goodness we have a new shoulder specialist at work and he was able to see me Friday morning. He says the type of injury I described is pretty common and the only relief is a short of cortisone in it. I tried to explain that I am deathly afraid of needles, but before I could get it out, it was a done deal.

He warned me though that it would probably feel worse before it felt better.

There are a few luxuries that I absolutely love. Actually just 2 of them. One is a pedicure. The other is someone to clean my house. I am the world's worst housekeeper and everything I do hurts my back and then my shoulder. I hurt my back years ago doing Dukes of Hazzard driving and then the doctor warned that the smaller, intense moves would hurt the worst. That is what makes up washing dishes, vacuuming, folding clothes, all those things!

So now I sound like a big cry baby, but maybe i am trying to justify the expense, at least in my mind, of someone else cleaning house!

There is one big problem with someone else cleaning your house. You have to clean it first! Mom came over Friday night and helped us clear out the rest of the Christmas stuff, loads of clothes that needed folding and put away, and all the other assorted clutter that had been forgotten about.

Saturday morning the lady arrived bright and early. I still had some things to work on in the kitchen, but then shifted my attention to my bedroom. Oh what a mess! They had asked to film an episode of Hoarders just from my room. Not really, but no wonder I had trouble resting in there!

The cleaning lady was through at noon and from that time on, I did NOTHING, which is a really long time for me to do NOTHING!

For Sunday I had invited my family for lunch. There was one main problem. I had done NOTHING on Saturday night, so I did not have a menu in mind.

Thankfully I keep too much food on hand so kept cooking until I got a meal done.

None of what I prepared though was half as delicious as the rolls Mom made from scratch. It's terrible to just want to sit and eat bread, but I could have eaten all of them.

Then she contributed a chocolate pecan pie. Wow! Yummy!

It was great to get to visit, but we all missed Em who was sick.

So after all the cooking and cleaning up, for the rest of the day, I have done NOTHING! The only thing I did do was try rolling Annabel's hair and mine on hot rollers. Neither one of us looked much better after that though.

The girls are busy trying to make sure they have their uniforms for tomorrow and I am trying to convince myself that 8:30 is not too early for bed.

Hope you have a great week!

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