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Part 2. The hard part cometh soon...


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Note* Just a FYI - This blog may not make any sense to you if you have not read my previous 2 blogs/posts. I am doing kind of journal style and one blog picks up where the last one left off - well at least for these past 3 blogs I am :)

So tomorrow (monday) is D-Day. The day I am spilling the beans to the team about hub. I am looking forward to it in some ways & in other dreading it. It's like a big wound I have that I know will feel better after it is stitched up ;)

Cleaning & Organizing Day 2. I made a lot of progress today! To walk in my home right now one would not think I spent over 10 hrs today "cleaning". I am making a mess to clean up a bigger mess lol

But I have all my fall decor packed away & am ready for winter decor. I decorate our home differently for summer, fall, Christmas & then winter. Adding small changes here and there for the smaller in-between holidays like St.Pat's V-day etc. This winter the living room which is the room I do most of the decor in will be done in branches with dried cranberries and white love birds and red cardinals sitting on them. Red candles and winter silk/fake flower arrangements. I make all my own flower arrangements & buy the flowers and such on clearance sales the year before for a fraction of the normal cost. Also the 1.00$ store has nice dried pieces that I add some times. At Jo-Ann Fabrics I got a wicker wall basket last year for 6.00 that had been 57.00 !!!

Any ways.... now comes the hard part in more ways then what I face tomorrow. Over the past 1 1/2 yrs. I have made a few attempts to do my home before & with my back situation I get so far and then go down! So I fear that will happen again. Our home returns to a mess when I go down as hub won't keep it up even with doing the basic stuff.

BUT this time I am using heat packs on my back, wearing my back brace the whole time, take a LOT more breaks and not pushing past the pain like I use to force myself to do.
I am working about 30 to 45 minutes then resting for 10 to 20 before I go back at it.
I am listening to my MP3 (not allowed to play music any more where hub can hear it), praying as I go, burning sage and doing ALL I can to stay upbeat!

*note In the past hub will get me really upset & I quit & give up my efforts. So this time I was ready for it - nah nah! emoticon

Please pray, send good energy or what ever is your God thing to do that I can complete it this time.

I keep picturing me walking in my front door & seeing everything DONE! I can see it! I can smell it! I can feel the great energy from it! :)


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CANBDONE 11/19/2012 4:59PM

    I do the 10 minute up and 15 down game...you'd be surprised how much you can accomplish in 10 minutes! (I "play" this game most of the day)

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TATTER3 11/19/2012 6:05AM

    Sparkfriend..I just love your journal. I forced myself to sit down and finish a project I did not want to do...and tonight another one comes...I've got to finish a quilt for my DD to give to her girlfrind this week. Just keep Sparkin'!!

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/19/2012 3:32AM

    My thoughts are winging their way to you as I type!

Actually, you may find that after you have spilled your guts you might find a huge load lifted off your shoulders. I found that with me my shoulders literally DID feel less weighed down. I think in part it is because when we are really stressed we tend to clench our muscles, particularly neck and shoulders. When we let go, some of the tenseness goes to, and so too do the headaches, jaw aches, back pain, etc. I hope that that happens for you!

BTW - you are right to be pacing yourself, BUT I think that perhaps a bit longer time out and a little less time doing the chore. I know THIS from experience too. You might be fine one or two days, and then it hits :-(

Good luck,
Kris xxx

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