Seems like I need Monday to ease into the work week, after the weekend! I woke up in time to take my first antibiotics dosage and made myself a cup of tea. But I found it hard to get going. I sat in front of the heater, drinking my tea, and checking my emails, trying to persuade myself to get dressed and drive to the office. Lest you think me lazy, some of the medications I take make me ache in my joints and my bones; the aches seem worst in the mornings when I first wake up, when every move feels painful and I feel stiff. Eventually, however, the stiffness wears off and I am able to move around without any problems. I've been told to take some over-the-counter pain medications, if needed, but I try to avoid doing so, as I am already taking so many medications. It might be that yesterday's shenanigans with the fencing project also contributed to some of this morning's aches and pains, as well!
Earlier, I had thought I had rather be in the office when I take the diuretic for the first time, just in case there was an allergic reaction; my office colleagues could call the paramedics or drive me to the clinic, if needed. But, some of the side effects could include dizziness, blurred vision, and loss of hearing! I thought, what if I don't have an allergic reaction, but experience blurred vision, etc., later in the day, when I might be driving home? So, I decided that being at home on the first day of the medication might be better! Not that it was too hard to twist my arm into staying home! LOL.
I spent most of the day working on office work. In between, I checked on the seedlings (I've a second patty pan squash seedling about to sprout!) and my fencing project (it was still standing! Hooray!). I also gave myself permission to take an afternoon nap on the sofa and to go easy on the To Do list!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home
- A nap on the sofa
- An hour spent reading for pleasure
- More sprouting seeds!
- No undue side effects from the diuretic, as far as I can tell
Today turned out to be a vegetarian day by default! Brunch was a banana, the two pieces of cheesy bread my neighbor included with yesterday's dinner, and some of the yogurt and cucumber salad she made. Dinner was the feta cheese and spinach spanakopita my neighbor's daughter had made, followed by the remaining half of the ear of corn I had boiled earlier, and half a fresh pear. There might have been a slice of cake with some cream as an afternoon snack, as well. LOL.
Monday's To Do List:
- Go to the office - WORKED from home, instead.
- Continue to tidy the house
- Plant some of the new succulents
- Empty the waste baskets/kitchen trash - DONE
- Take trash cans to the curb - DONE
- Water the seedlings/calendula, etc. - DONE
- Renew 2 library books - DONE
I also did the daily stuff like washing the dishes and some "as needed" stuff like refilling the sugar bowl.
All the items not done will get carried forward until they get done, eventually!
Tuesday (and Beyond) To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Call the oncologist's office
- Put gas to the car
- Bring the trash cans in
- Put away laundry
- Continue to tidy
- Plant the new succulents
How was your Monday? Don't you wish that Monday could be part of the weekend, too? What are your plans for Tuesday?