Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Things To Do

Despite that fact that I'm fully aware that I'm home because I need to rest and, ahem, rest assured I'm doing just that, I have made up a 'to do' list of projects to keep me occupied so I don't go batty. Also, it's all of the stuff I haven't had any time to do because I've been so sick and tired that my weekends and, well, weekdays have been spent in a near comatose state.

As my RRHB said the other day, "I think the boredom's going to kill you before the disease is." Hallelujah and he knows me so well.

Annnywaay. In the effort of full disclosure, here is the list, in full:

  • 1. Complete my own version of John Allemang's Book A Day challenge. Follow with a Movie A Day challenge as well (the challenge here will be limiting myself to just one movie a day). I'm spending way, way too much time in front of the television.

  • 2. Finish unpacking our boxes and transfer the unused contents to plastic storage bins that can go in the basement. This is so my RRHB (when he gets back from tour) can completely demolish the first floor. This is a selfish goal to some extent because I'm so sick of only living on one floor of the house that anything I can do to help the renovation along, I'm going to do.

  • 3. Go through all my old writing and transfer as much as I can to the new computer. I bought a cute little clipboard from the Pottery Barn, just to hold up my pages!

  • 4. Create a menu plan for the next three weeks. Then go grocery shopping.

  • 5. Get groomed - essentially get my hair done. I haven't had it cut or coloured since before the non-wedding. I've also made an appointment to tame my ridiculously overgrown eyebrows. They're frightening these days.

  • 6. Buy a good pair of walking sneakers for the better weather soon to arrive.

  • 7. Research yoga classes for the diseased. Do such things exist?

  • 8. Clean the downstairs hallway. Part of #2.

  • 9. Get our taxes organized. Take everything to an accountant.

  • 10. Clean out the fridge (completely, that means, like washing everything).

  • 11. Clean out the car (see #10).

  • 12. Clean the kitchen cupboards (see #10).

  • 13. Write each day (and not just on the blog).

  • 14. Finish uploading my music library back on to iTunes. Download the rest of the suggestions that friends have sent. And if you have any idea of songs I might like to write to, please send them along, I'm currently taking requests...

  • 15. Write all of my non-wedding thank you notes.

  • 16. See the eye doctor (appointment made), family doctor (appointment made), naturopath (appointment made) and osteopath (appointment not made yet...). This is all in the goal of spending the next 2.5 weeks getting as well as I humanly can get in the time I've got to myself.

Now I've got just under 3 weeks, and even in my weakened state, I think it's a pretty doable list. And man, I love lists!


Hepzibah The Watchman said...

I agree - I live by the list. Hope your recovery and list goes well. God bless.

Anonymous said...

There are yoga classes for "the diseased" (heh). Do a search on "recuperative" yoga classes and you should find some; my gym used to offer them but they seem to have phased them out.

Anonymous said...

There is a Restorative Yoga class at the Esther Myer's studio (at Dupont and Spadina) on Tuesdays at 12:30. That studio is such a nice space in general, the teacher is really good and the class is specifically for people with chronic diseases like fibromylagia and chronic fatigue. I think it would be a fantastic addition to your health/recovery plan (but I'm biased, I think EVERYONE should do yoga!) Hope it helps. Michaela

Iner Souster said...

Tofu stir fries for three weeks, life doesn’t get much better than that.

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