But a productive week, nontheless 🙂
Littlun and Son-in-Law-to-be had a week off work, so we decided to tackle the much neglected under the stairs part of the hall, and the ‘stuffed to bursting and can’t find anything’ hall cupboard. That was fun!! LOL
Suddenly the kitchen and lounge floor and table space were filled up with everything that emerged from the tardis-like cupboard, and the sorting began in earnest.
I don’t know about other people, but I am pretty hopeless with paperwork. I know the theory, I do. I know what you should do and I do have filing boxes for important stuff, but they have been at the bottom off the hall cupboard for the last couple of years. Buried and inaccessible. So I had managed to fill 1 and a half laundry basket sized wicker baskets with paperwork of all descriptions. It took me about 4 hours to go through one, shredding and ripping up as I went. What was left fits into my filing boxes now, but I still have a half basket to go through, and a large bag that I unearthed during The Big Bedroom Sort.
But it did feel good seeing the empty basket and I won’t be leaving the rest to fester for much longer.
My poor little shredder wasn’t very happy, nor were my shoulders and hands a couple of days later. In fact, that day I couldn’t keep my eyes open for most of it, and when I was awake, I could barely move
The local cat charity came yesterday and collected 3 bin bags, 2 large boxes and 4 carrier bags of stuff that we decided we didn’t want anymore and would never get around to ebaying. That made me sad – going through that stuff. Clothes I had worn for work, for instance – reminders of the life I used to have. But the lady from the cat charity was very pleased with everything, and I know the money raised will go to keeping lots of kitties safe and well fed.
So, we now have total clear access to the bookcases under the stairs, that are now free from all my stuff to allow Littlun and Son-in-law-to-be to spread out their stuff more from their room. My books are all in the living room now, although I need to go through the bookcases in there to weed out my collection a bit and make room for new reads. This will also help with the major living room re-vamp that is planned for September.
The hoover, steamer and my wheelchair are now homed under the stairs, and there is space to add another shelf for better storage of stuff that needs to be homed.
I also went back to my old optician for another eye test, and I am glad I did. But I came away £250 poorer *sigh*. A routine check up at the doctors showed my blood pressure is up again, so I have the 3 month wait for the monitor, to improve my fitness and lose a bit more weight. I am 3kgs down on the last visit, which they were pleased about, but it’s not enough – I need to make a solid effort on this. Please wish me luck, and any hints, tips or advice regarding blood pressure reduction would be much appreciated. I have been slowly and gradually improving my activity levels anyway, but now I feel like I have to push myself, and I do not want to push myself into a flare up 😦
It would help if it wasn’t so hot. The last week was cooler, and we had a stunning thunder storm one night, but today it’s been sweltering again, so I haven’t done much. Anyone else with asthma will understand how difficult it can be on days like this to be active, and that’s before you factor in my FM 😦
Still, today I have counted as a rest day. But I haven’t been idle. I shall post a pic of what I have been up to tomorrow 🙂
I hope everyone has had a good week xx