The Pic Says it All……………. (or Pimp My Ride, Noodle Bum)

found on fibrotvcom3

found on fibrotvcom3

Yep, this sums things up nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

It is a total pain in the backside – and I mean that quite literally some days!

But I am still progressing forward, for all the frustration I have been feeling. From the time I wake up, it’s actually taking me less time to ‘get going’, and I have been able to get up more days than not. If I could just get to sleep at a sensible time of the night (morning) things would be even better.

My weepy day last week, resulted in a long chat with my friend and ended with me deciding I need to contact Pimp My Ride and ask for a reinforced triple width skateboard, complete with Acme vertical extender thing for when I need to be higher than ground level. Not forgetting a handle at the side that I can pump to inflate and deflate the extender thing.

With something like that I would have the cleanest skirting boards and floors in the County.

My daughter suggested microfibre ‘noodle’ knickers for floor cleaning as a possible good investment. Haha!! I can see me now……scooting around on me bum. It’d be quicker than a mop due to the bigger surface area!!

I might need to get an All Terrain version for trips to the shops. The skateboard – not the knickers!!

But my friend also gave me a boot up the proverbial bum with a suggestion I used to make great use of, but have lapsed on using. The simple LIST.

I now have a notebook devoted entirely to them, and a few pages are covered already. Lists of stuff I need to get done/want to get done/ ought to get done/ can do when I can’t do much else etc etc

The humble goal is to cross off at least one thing each day – no matter what!! This way, even after a bad week I can look back and see that I wasn’t a complete waste of time and space.

I strangely felt extra delight yesterday for doing something that wasn’t even on a list – I sorted and cleaned out the cat’s cupboard where we keep all their food and bowls, treats and new collars etc.

It was easy because I could sit on the floor to do it. But the extra delight came purely from the fact it wasn’t on a list (I added it later, then cossed it off LOL).

So, instead of looking at stuff NOT done as a failure, I am viewing even small things done as an achievement – and the lists help me to do that. So simple yet so effective ๐Ÿ˜€


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13 Responses to The Pic Says it All……………. (or Pimp My Ride, Noodle Bum)

  1. Vicky Louise says:

    What a fantastic idea! The lists the skateboard and the knickers … I want some, cleaning the floor would be so much more fun bum shuffling!!! Here’s to our great achiements no matter how small or big to other people! (Raises coffee cup!) I think something small is actually a huge achievment, it’s not the result its the effort … and some times that effort is huge! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Big hugs to you xxx

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    • Moongazer says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ I might have to look into Dragon’s Den with the knickers lol
      You are so right – sometimes the effort is huge and we don’t give ourselves credit for that. *clinks glass of vimto with your mug of coffee* xx

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  2. magickmogwai says:

    I think you should copyright your floor cleaning knicker idea lol we could all use them. Add in a pair of gloves and we could clean even more.

    I love the list idea. Lists usually depress me with knowing what i haven’t done but you seem to be viewing it as a long term list rather than a ‘I have to get these done today’ which is what I usually end up writing. Well done you. And don’t worry about adding jobs you’ve already done just to cross them off I think we all do that haha

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    • Moongazer says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ You can already buy noodle gloves. They are meant to be for dusting but I reckon I’d drop anything I tried to lift to dust, if I was wearing them. Maybe we could add a waterproof inner glove or impregnate the noodley bits with floor polish – appeal to a niche in the market ๐Ÿ˜€
      Are you going to try the list idea? I got 2 things crossed off today, so I’m feeling productive right now ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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      • magickmogwai says:

        Yeah I might try the list and try to see it the way you have

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        • Moongazer says:

          I hope it helps you the way it has me. I crossed 2 things off today ๐Ÿ˜€
          There was one other that I really wanted to get done, but it doesn’t matter. I crossed 2 off!!
          I have included things like working on my sock tutorial and reading my books because I can do them on days that aren’t so good. It doesnt matter if they dont get finished because they can still go onto future lists…..its the progress that counts xx

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          • magickmogwai says:

            Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the satisfaction of crossing things off lists knowing I’ve accomplished something. It’s a good idea putting on things that are doable when you are in pain too so even on bad days you can do something. I will have to make my own list on Monday.

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          • Moongazer says:

            ๐Ÿ˜€ That feeling of satisfaction helps a lot! We have to put up with so much crappiness with FM and the other things we go thru, it’s such a delight to feel and experience something positive. Let me know how you get on ((((hugs))))

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  3. utahan15 says:

    fatigue salts and sugars foot swollen not the ego peace


  4. I use lists the same way – to reinforce looking at what I have accomplished that day rather than stressing over all the stuff left to do. Claim your victories where you can!

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  5. beverley says:

    A list works for me to, i call it my continual list – do something, add something – it’s all we can do some days.

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