TAKING THE REST OF THE WEEK OFF – BACK ON THE WEEKEND – Marilyn Armstrong

This is the kind of busy week we all bump into. Usually, I try to set up schedules with posts in advance, but I’m tired. I’ve been pushing to try to get everything that needs doing done before the snow flies. I finally realized I can’t do it. It’s not because I’m unwilling or uninterested.

I’m tired and I can’t keep pushing this hard. Cooking, cleaning, writing, photographing, processing, editing … and maybe even sleeping (!) — I need time. I need a few days to get stuff done. I can’t sit at the computer all day and still manage the rest of the week. So, until Saturday, I’m dealing with the rest of my life. Or trying to.

Tomorrow is Garry’s dental work. The first of two days, actually.

There’s something for every taste

Thursday I have nearly a whole day while they figure out what to do with my Pacemaker. It will need its battery replaced soon. Whether to switch to a new (non-metal) Pacemaker or keep the current one is up in the air. New or old, they are internally identical (no major progress on Pacemakers, in case you were wondering). Plastic or metal, they are no different, so it’s a matter of “convenience.” Mostly mine. On the upside, there are a lot of tests they can’t run if I have a metal one and I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

I can’t get an MRI with a metal pacemaker and there are many airport issues. Except I’m not flying anywhere. There’s some question of whether or not Medicare would pay for a replacement anyway since there’s nothing wrong with the one I have. Personally, I’d like a thinner one where I can’t feel the wires — and not have to panic in the presence of magnets. Sometimes, when I walk past my refrigerator that has all those magnets on it, I wonder if I’m going to accidentally turn my heart off.

Friday, Owen’s moving in. Right now, he’s moving out all the trash in the basement. For the FIRST TIME EVER, all the junk will be GONE.

Oh, joy! I do need to check for a few long-missing items. I have a feeling they are in big cartons at the back of the basement behind all the rest of the more recently added junk. All my old writings and my copy for the ceremony of “Fall of Sauron” day are in the very back — assuming they are still readable.

I may want to dump most of it, but there are probably a few things worth keeping. Or they will so embarrass me I will race to the dumpster with them.

So I’m just going to take the rest of the week off. See if I can clear out the mountain of email. Get some sleep. Buy groceries as we’re running a bit thin in the freezer.

I think my contractor will be starting work next week and I think (I hope!) my granddaughter has found a guy to paint the doors. Meanwhile, I’d like to enter winter without holes in the exterior walls of the house.



Categories: Blackstone Valley, Life, Marilyn Armstrong, Uxbridge

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19 replies

  1. You earned it Marilyn, you do an unbelievable number of posts everyday. I’m glad that Owen will be near by if you need him.
    Leslie

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    • I still have to cut back. I can’t sit at the computer all day and expect to do anything else. This is a very busy time of year EVERY year, but this year it’s worse. But I think it will get better. We have strong potential on the way.

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  2. Sounds like you need longer than just a week. Everyone needs a break now and then. Enjoy years (try not to work too hard on that household stuff!). We’ll all be here when you return.

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  3. Enjoy your days ahead, Fall season always attractive to go through 🍁😇

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  4. Hope your break is restful. Take care.

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  5. I’m not sure if dealing with emails counts as resting but of course, they will be worse if left. A few days to get life into some kind of order and a couple to actually rest and relax and we’ll catch up with you after that.

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  6. How I feel for you. My situation has been similar, always something cropping up to deal with. I hope It all works out for you. Enjoy your break and take it easy

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  7. Good for you. I can recommend it, although I must say I slipped a few times. Take care of yourself. xo

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  8. You deserve a break – enjoy yourself and then come back, I need more inspiration.

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