Friday, April 1, 2016

Finders Keepers

I was really starting to feel better, actually sleeping in a bed has helped, even if I have to re-dose myself with cough syrup in the middle of the night. I managed to get so much done in the past two days. Today, though ......

So, I am happy to report that I was able to get some much needed mending done. This means that the sewing room is almost totally organized. After I did some mending, I noticed some finger nail polish in my craft stuff. My new fave color, orange. It looked so springy and happy. Next thing you know I had painted my left hand. This pretty much brought everything to a halt while I waited for it to dry.

I was determined to mop the sewing room and the store, so as soon as the left hand was ready, I was busy swishing extra hot bleach water and mopping it up. Hot water dries faster, you know. So happy was I with the results, that I ended up mopping the entire house. I was spent at that point and Tuna Helper stepped in for supper.

He Who eats peanut butter every day of his life is not a big fan of tuna. It was simmering on the stove when he came in. I may have mentioned that his olfactory senses do not measure up to mine. He walked by the stove, sniffing the air and said, " Mmmm, beef." That is so sad, don't you think? I actually left him in that state of expecting some sort of beef to grace his plate while I served the salad.

If he had his way, we would have either tacos or hamburgers every night of the week. Vegetables are low on his must haves. The man thinks rice is a vegetable .....

The next day, I tackled the office/check-in counter. I am ashamed to admit that it has had little more than a lick and a promise since my dad got sick almost three years ago. I dragged out everything and determined what was staying and what would head to the dumpster. I moved everything and cleaned underneath. It was while I was moving a tiny set of drawers atop the counter that I discovered it. A lone $100 bill lay covered in dust, just waiting for my greedy little fingers to snatch it up!

Who knows how long it lingered on the counter, just waiting to move on? It was like winning the lottery!!! I was so excited. Then I awoke this morning, not feeling good again. I had to go see the cardiologist for my follow-up. He prescribed a mild beta blocker to try to remedy the PVC's and I was back home by 9:45. My right fingernails were still naked. Something I failed to notice until I was standing on the scales as the nurse checked me in. Oh, well.

I decided on another cup of coffee, hoping to get motivated. I sipped about half of the coffee and woke two hours later. I still did not feel refreshed and the entire day was wasted. I managed to wash the dishes and fold a load of laundry, representing my total accomplishments for the day.

Tomorrow will be better. I think I should go shopping! I found the money and "finders keepers" is a rule, isn't it? I might even apply nail polish to the unadorned nails.

5 comments:

dkzody said...

I will warn you, a beta blocker will slow you down. Maybe that's what you need. I was prescribed one, decades ago, to help with the migraines. It actually worked and the migraines got better, but my whole life got slower. Just tellin' you, be forewarned.

Joanne Noragon said...

Found money is good money.
Have you ever thought about two pillows? When my arm was broken, the PT suggested two pillows. They seem to be good for most of what ails me; I've had two pillows since last November.

Val said...

You might have just been tired from overdoing it after your illness. Congrats on your newfound fortune!

joanne said...

you could go all out and get a real manicure! I hope the beta blockers help, I just hate pvc's and am so very prone to them. ack.

Linda O'Connell said...

You do not know what TAKE IT EASY means, do you? The beef thing was funny. I wouldn't have corrected him either. In fact I'd have insisted the beef tasted a little fishy. The score is yours; go buy yourself some more material. Make yourself happy.