First of all, I’d like to wish all of our wonderful veterans a Happy Veteran’s Day. Remember all that they’ve done for us. I have the honor of being married to a Veteran. Ralph is the best.
So here we are back at Monday, Week In Review. Sponsored by Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. Let’s see what we can come up with.
I’m not sure where to go with this week’s review. I already told of the most important accomplishments this week in my post on Thursday, The Art of Letting Go. In a way, that post was an accomplishment. I was very happy with that. I appreciated all of the supportive comments I received.
I have been working hard. The ten bags donated were added to with the three more bags I made on Friday. Granted they are smaller bags but they are designated to get out of here accompanied by two more bags of books.
I did have an emotional moment on Friday. While working on my porch, my little haven where I now sit typing away, I found something I had forgotten about. It was a large zip lock bag. The kind I’m coming to love because I can sort things into them and still see what’s there. This particular bag had been weeded down, sorted and weeded down again from a large plastic storage bin. This was the last of what was left. I had tucked it behind some of the boxes that I now had to go through. I unzipped it. I went through it. I savored the memories. I took them into my heart…and I placed it all in a trash bag. I had to stop for a while after that. At that point Ralph told me my best friend had called while I was outside putting things in my car. I called her and I was able to confess to her what I had done. It made me feel a little better.
I’ve been doing that all along. When I donate or toss out something that I feel guilty about, I talk to her. I get it out of my system and then I move on. She’s pretty handy to have around. She helps me see things clearly. I appreciate that.
I’d say that I spent three full days working hard at this new talent I’ve developed-this art of letting go. As I’ve said, it’s still not easy sometimes. But I’m feeling better about it.
Now on to some mechanical issues. I decided on Tuesday that I needed to try to do something about my non-functioning dryer. It is covered under my contract with the electric company, but I was certain it was dead. My only thought had been to just remove it from the contract to save the money. Then I decide, what the heck…it won’t cost me anything to have them look at it and if it’s dead, it’ll still be dead after he looks at it. The repair man got here and I lead him to the dungeon and then left him alone.
About ten minutes later, he comes up the steps and knocks on the door. I’m sure he’s going to tell me no luck. Before he can talk I say, “I know…it’s old.” He says, “Yeah it’s old which is why I don’t have the fuse I need to fix it. I’ll order it, it’ll be delivered by UPS and then we’ll call and set up another appointment.” I thank him and turn around to Ralph. “It’s NOT DEAD!” Ralph says, “Yes, I heard, Dear.” I was so excited. So although I think after today, I’m officially out of clean underwear, I know it will be working soon. Can’t tell you how excited I am. Hopefully, I’ll only have to dry a few more loads of laundry over at Gail’s house. Yes…best friends are good to have.
I didn’t accomplish that much over the weekend. Saturday found me at Weight Watchers, as always and I stayed the same. After my gain while we were away, I think my body had found its level. Some people were telling me I’d lost too much so I guess this is where my body wants to be. I’m still working to get back on track. I’m feeling very out of control at night and I need to get back the control I had before the trip.
This is scattered but that’s truly the type of week I’ve had. I feel good about it and good about the week to come. Hopefully a new car issue that showed its face on Friday will be simple when I take it to the mechanic today. We’ll see and we’ll work with it.
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