Sunday, November 13, 2011
So my secret enemy/friend is Modafinal. Expensive as heck, and wrecks hope for sleep (yes I'm up at 2:45am) -- yet I got so much done today that it is a major relief to my worry that I will never get the house ready for Thanksgiving.
This sweetheart gives me motivation, but no pain relieve - yet somehow I get so involved in the projects that I moves it off being center stage. Also at the end of the day, I feel so successful - something that has seemed foreign - that is has my mind buzzing with happiness.
Yesterday helped my mother move boxes and organized. My daughter and I got an old car of theirs running so that it could get an emission test before the tabs expired. I came home hoping to put the same effort into my place. I worked for about 20 minutes picking up and then went to bed.
Today I got up and decided to let my friend help. At first it didn't seem like much of a difference, but as the day wore on I was doing more and more. I completely reorganized a bedroom into a office - moving desks, printer and computers. I vacuumed. I thought that was going to be it, but then another room magically got done and I moved my keyboard into the exercise room so the living room will be more open for company. Then I sorted through some mail. Complete pulled all the stuff out of a closet, and reorganized that. Planning the arrangement for the table - found table clothes in storage. Found the rug cleaner (major since it was hidden in the garage). Washed the floor. Filled flour and sugar containers. Did two loads of wash. Cleared out some of my email and then made a great dinner.
The dinner was thrown together with things I needed to use up, but it ended up being super healthy. I made a stir fry with cod, red onions, garlic, dill, fresh red peppers and baby bok choy tops. Made a side salad of spinach with a simple balsamic dressing. But the best part. On Tuesday I was weighed at the doctors and my weigh had gone up 7 lbs. That was in the morning with no breakfast. Tonight I got on the scales and even after eating dinner, with clothes and all that weight was gone. So even if I can't sleep the extra exercise of the last two days had jetted the extra stuff away.
Thank goodness tomorrow (ok today) is a day of rest. After singing at the services, I'm looking forward to resting and finishing my current read "Don't know much about the bible". This is the third book in two months - got to love giving up computer games. My mind is starting to work again.
Today was a great day pushing the envelope of saying bye bye to many to do post it note.