Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Take Away 85 - Assisted Living

I was complaining to a friend about how I felt like someone kicked me from head to toe when I got up Sunday morning. The day before I had spent about an hour cleaning up dead leavings in my herb garden and another hour wiping down the baseboards on the main floor in our house. While these chores may not seem like a big deal to anyone else, this body didn't like it. I spent most of Sunday like an old woman hobbling around the house trying to figure out why I was sore. (It took me a while to figure it out ... my mind is not as sharp as it used to be either!) At work yesterday, I took a Naproxen out of my purse and laid it on my desk in search of my water glass. I got side-tracked and about an hour later I wondered by the pain reliever wasn't working.  I turned around and noticed it was still sitting on my desk.  I'm losing it! (laugh out loud)

TAKE AWAY: I have said it before and can never say it enough, I
love those mechanical things that make life easier.  I just wanna know 
when do I qualify for assisted living??????

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Take Away 84 - Spring Cleaning

I have a short window of time to get any spring cleaning done before Gene starts talking about rolling down the road on weekends. My friend who helped me with my spring cleaning last year has up and moved to Phoenix. I have another acquaintance I'm thinking of contacting to do the really crappy jobs I hate like cleaning the oven and fridge. And, she does windows! I can only do so much before I start gritting my teeth and wishing I lived in a smaller place. My house will never be perfect .... I got over that a very long time ago. I just wish there weren't so many dust bunnies hiding out.

TAKE AWAY: I do what I can today. I'm not a domestic goddess.  
Never have been, never aspired to be.
I'd rather ride. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Take Away 83 - Full Circles

A woman who works at the office called from China yesterday. The adoption of her baby girl was finalized Monday and they will be bringing her home next week. I got to eavesdrop on the conversation by way of speaker phone. Note:  The office had a baby shower for her about a week ago and it took a huge loading cart and a half to haul all the pink gifts to her car. Our entire office is bursting with happiness for her.

I was adopted. Seeing and hearing my co-worker experience this event has been an "over-the-top" kind of real joy for me. I often asked my mom about our adoption (I have a sister who is adopted as well). She related what she could about it but I feel like I have been witness to how mom must have felt way back when.

TAKE AWAY: Life really does come full circle if I'm patient 
and keep my eyes and ears open to it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Take Away 82 - Daylight Savings Time

One word:  WHY?

TAKE AWAY: Us busy people do not have an extra hour to give up.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Take Away 81 - Survival Mode

I haven't felt much like I've been taking anything away from the last couple of days except surviving. Just when I think I can't take one more day of winter, the sun comes out and hope for better weather is right on the horizon.

I noticed that daybreak is arriving now as I drive to work at 6:20a.m. and it's completely light out when I walk out the door of the office building at 5:00p.m.

TAKE AWAY:  I have survived another long, dark, cold winter.