Daily Archives: December 21, 2012

Friday before Christmas

I was having a rough day, physically, as it started very early and I had a lot to do. Running here, there, everywhere.

I had to take the husband to work, come back to the beach, to cover a story, go to Fredericksburg to the doctor, make a couple of other stops. By the time I got to Target to get my prescriptions filled, and pick up my regular med refills, i was just done. My leg could no longer take anymore walking.

I was sitting in the car, hoping a handicap close space would open up, and nothing.

Eventually, I saw the cart guys come out to start bringing them in and I asked them for help. The fantastic young men brought an electric cart to my car for me, and offered to help me when i was done shopping. They made sure I got back to the store, and across traffic, with no problems.

Thank goodness for them, as I would not have been able to do it.

When, I was in the store, people offered help to get things off high shelves and were generally just helpful. I don’t know if it was the Christmas spirit or what, but thanks to everyone who made this gimpy woman able to finish her errands. (other than mailing a package, are there any post offices out there anymore?)

The baking begins.

I finally got some baking done this holiday season. I baked pumpkin bread, cranberry bread, pumpkin cookies, chocolate orange cookies, and chocolate chip cherry cookies so far. I have several more types to bake this weekend, but it is a start.

After not wanting to do anything really this week, I can’t believe that I caught the bug to bake and toss stuff. I have gone through part of my kitchen now and started to toss things we don’t need. I have too much crap that is never used.

This is a problem as it means the things I do need, or want to make my life easier, have nowhere to go. I figure it will take me the better part of a month to go through it all, since I can’t stand for long periods of time and so much of it is above my head, even when standing. It is a start though.

I finally have a plan for getting rid of all the things we never use, or haven’t touched since we moved in here. If it isn’t a photograph and it hasn’t been touched in two years? We don’t need it. I’m tired of the over abundance of stuff.

This is really disjointed tonight, but I have had very little sleep and have a long day tomorrow. I need to finish this and go wrap everything up in the kitchen and grab a couple hours more sleep before the day.