It’s August already, can you believe it? I’ve been feeling conflicted ever since I changed the calendar and realized that we’re in the 8th month of the year.
On the one hand, I’m always glad July is over, as July is my least favorite month. Although our weather was very pleasant for July, July makes me feel unsettled. It is the month in which bad things happen, when family members die or have injuries. Just over the past few Julys, my husband had a heart attack, Daniel cracked his elbow, my dad was in the hospital for kidney failure, and someone my mom loved very much was murdered. July is a cruel month. When Daniel injured his eye, a part of me was relieved that it wasn’t anything worse!
On the other hand, I’m a bit horrified that it’s August already because I haven’t achieved any of my goals for this year, even the simple ones like purging all the polyester socks from my sock drawer (when did they start sneaking that fake, nasty stuff into socks?) or writing a blog post about one of my health conditions. Eight months into the year, I still haven’t gotten my mind, schedule, sock drawer or pantry organized. I’m not going to beat myself up over it though. It’s obvious that something is out of whack because my fibromyalgia has been much worse and I’ve been battling migraines since March.
I do hope you will all will forgive my inconsistency with replying to comments and my sporadic reading of your blogs. My brain is a disorganized mess!
Anyway, I’ve rambled on for too long already so I’m going to answer Cee’s Share Your World questions before I go over my self-imposed word count of 500 words.
What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in? And what country do you live in? The thing I love about my neighborhood is the generous greenbelts scattered throughout the older sections. Some of them are quite wide and many have trails through them so I get to feel like I’m walking in the forest every morning. And, of course, the greenbelts provide food and shelter for my adorable little friends.
Would you rather wear clown shoes every day or a clown wig every day? I’m going to say clown shoes because what I remember about wigs is that they are hot and itchy. Of course, it’s been a long time since I had one on.
Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? If it makes it on the holder at all, it goes over. I’m a neat freak, but an inconsistent, disorganized one. Often the toilet paper just sits on the counter or the edge of the downstairs bathtub. But if someone happened to put it on under (it’s not likely that any of my boys would make the effort), it would bug me and I would have to fix it!
What do you do to make a living or during the day? I’m still a stay-at-home mom, even though my kids are now 20 and 16. With the pain and fatigue from my fibromyalgia, I couldn’t hold down a job and take care of things at home. I spend most of my time taking care of my pets, cleaning, cooking and buying stuff we’re out of. Most days, I have time for my hobbies – photography, blogging, journaling and reading – but I often lack the energy and focus. And my pets keep me busy. This kitty alone creates major messes on a daily basis.
Don’t let his sweet, innocent looks fool you. He’s very naughty!
What are you grateful for from last week and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week I was grateful that Daniel got his vision back, aside from the fogginess from the cataract. This week, I’m looking forward to a break from having to run Daniel to appointments. I don’t have to go anywhere for the next four days and it feels so good. I’m happiest when I don’t have to go anywhere.
701 words. Not too bad for feeling so unfocused!