|my whack toe|
I did this Saturday afternoon. Today, Sunday, I have had to slow down, and it is driving me nuts. I have to point out all the things that need to be done, I have to keep myself from doing all of them and allow others to do them for me and deal with the weird and/or s-l-o-w way they do them. I feel as if I am going to lose my ever loving mind. I am the sort of person who just does stuff. I don't really like waiting for others to do things because, well, they take to dang long to do it! I do the lion's share of the house work, 90% of the shopping and all of the cooking. It is just easier for me to do it all. It hurts too much right now to drive, so I am stuck. Stuck here trying not to go nuts, and it has only been one day. I have 4-6 more weeks of this, well maybe not 4 whole weeks, maybe just one good week of rest and then easy going for the next three. But still... but still.
I was sitting in my room after cleaning out the desk (I can do that because I am just sitting on a chair with my foot up), and I started crying. How am I going to NOT do stuff for 4 weeks? There is a never ending list of things and stuffs to do here, stuff that needs to be done ever single day to keep the house running even in a half-ass sort of way. Like the laundry, the cooking and baking, the picking up, the dishes, the cleaning of the bathrooms, etc, etc, etc. I am sure everyone has this sort of list, this constant "to-do" list that is what keeps the house running smoothly.
I figure I can keep on with the cleaning out of things in the kitchen, pantry, and craft/game cupboard because I can do it in fits and starts and do a great majority of it with my foot on a chair. I am also working on patching up the very cool chair we have, but has slowly been dying of fabric rot. I was inspired by Soulemama's chair. I think it will be lovely when it is all done. I had to hand sew a cover for the seat cushion. At some point I will get it professionally decovered, but for now... it will give me something to do while my toe knits itself back together.