I have been letting things slide here as mom becomes more work and the shop has been so busy. Some of the things have been debt saving strategies. I just tell myself I am too tired, or I just waste time feeling sorry for myself. Everyone deserves a little pity party once in a while, but not getting things ready for dinner leads to take out. Not using up leftovers leads to waste. Not turning off lights is a money leak. If you want to save money it takes work and paying attention. It is very easy for me not to pay attention and go back to my slacker ways.
So yesterday I gave myself a firm talking to. I put a stew together with meat from the freezer. I put it in the crockpot to cook all day. I did all the laundry and there were only three loads. I just did a run through of the house, which took all of 20 minutes. I have a tendency to make things larger in my mind than they are. I also went through the ironing and pulled out all the linens and ironed those in about 1/2 an hours. I still have a large basket of ironing but I will do 3-4 items at a time throughout the day and it will be caught up.
Rehearsal went well last night and I was pleased. I still have not gotten to the costumes, because at the doctor yesterday, he decided it was time to fix a trigger finger of mine. Actually almost all of my fingers will trigger if over used but the little one on my left hand is bad. It snaps when I play the piano. So it is an aggravation. They did an ultrasound of the tendon and then they put in a hollow needle and auger the bump in the tendon. Then steroids are injected. Other then painful it was interesting to watch. My left hand was sore and numb for most of the day. Then very sore all evening. It is much better today and the finger is acting normally. (Could this be done with my brain I wonder)
I did not get anything cut out before rehearsal and after I went outside and planted some in the garden. I cleaned up 4 bags of weeds. Hub's planted some onions, and we still have to do potatoes. It is raining hard today.
Late last night Hub's and I cut up and processed 10 quart bags of rhubarb which I froze. I have already put chicken breasts in to cook for chicken enchiladas. I also ironed two blouses while I was waiting on a customer. I just need to instill good habits and quit complaining.
The doctor talked to me about slowing down a little even though my SED rates were really good. I am trying but years of over doing is a hard habit to break. After I get all three babies down for a nap, the baby, the toddler, the puppy, I will cut and sew up the night shirts. With the rain I will not get out in the yard today, so I have no excuse not to get other things done around here.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.