It rained all last night and early this morning! We go without enough rain for six years and then, it looks like we are getting six years worth of rain in one winter! The rain stopped by late morning, but more rain is in the forecast for the next several days! Every drop of it is welcome, of course, after our long drought.
I called my supervisor this morning and told her about my fall and asked if it would be OK to work from home today and tomorrow. I was told it was fine. So now, I am planning to go to the office on Wednesday morning. My knee is almost back to normal, but the shoulder is still a little stiff and painful. Not too bad, though, and much better than what it was.
I worked from home today and took a late lunch in the early afternoon to make a quick trip to the pharmacy. I had forgotten to request another refill on one of my medications, when I went in on Saturday. It is supposed to have been refilled automatically, but it hadn't been, and I had to call in the refill this morning. I forgot to call and check if it was ready before I left the house, and it wasn't ready when I got to the pharmacy, but they filled it for me while I waited. I looked through a magazine while I waited, so I didn't mind the wait.
Later in the evening, I emptied the waste baskets and the kitchen trash can and took the big trash cans to the curb. Then, I went over to my recently widowed neighbor's to ask if she needed any help with her trash cans, but she said no, her sister-in-law, who is spending a few days with her, will take the trash cans out for her.
After that, I did a load of laundry and hung it up to dry. I hang everything indoors, on clothes hangers I hang from the door frames and on drying racks. In the summer, I do the laundry in the morning, so the items can dry during the heat of the day. In the winter, since I have the heater on in the evenings and at night, I do the laundry in the evening and the clothes dry overnight. I hang my laundry to dry partly because it is frugal and saves energy while being environmentally friendly as well, and partly (mostly) because my clothes dryer is not working properly (it doesn't heat up) and hasn't been working properly for several years, and I never got it repaired or replaced!
As I did the laundry, I realized that I haven't yet bought the pair of pants I was going to buy to wear to the office! Actually, I haven't bought any clothes in over a year! Not since September 2015, when I bought two front open blouses to wear after the surgery. Since then, I have lost some weight and most of my clothes are too big on me. It didn't matter so much when I was home and going to treatments, doctors' appointments, or running errands; I was quite comfortable in my baggy clothes, but I'll need to put together a couple of outfits suitable for the office, tomorrow!
One of my friends phoned me this evening and I video chatted with daughter. Also called and wished an aunt for her birthday.
Monday's To Do List:
- Call supervisor - DONE
- Call primary care PA to inform about fall - DIDN'T DO
- Do office work - DONE
- Empty household waste baskets and kitchen trash can - DONE
- Take the big trash cans to the curb for pick up on Tuesday - DONE
- Start taking down the Christmas decorations - DONE
In addition to the above, I went to the pharmacy, did a load of laundry, watered the houseplants, and did the dishes.
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Office work
- Put away dried laundry
- Do another load and hang to dry
- Put together a couple of outfits to wear to the office
- Shop for a pair of pants?
- Continue to take down decorations
- Wrap the gifts to take to the office
- Pack a lunch to take to the office
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home for another couple of days
- Rain for the garden
- The rain clearing in time for me to run errands
- Being able to obtain the medicines I need
- Chatting with friends and family
Today, I spent $10 for my prescription refill.
How was your Monday? Did you have a nice start to your week? What have you planned for Tuesday?