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Thread #165433   Message #4024851
Posted By: LilyFestre
22-Dec-19 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
It is a beautiful morning. The sun is coming up, Jeremiah is still sleeping, Pete is in the kitchen doing his own thing and I am sitting in my recliner by the fire with only one light on in the corner. The Christmas tree is lit and the sun is coming up, shining a beautiful orange glow on the Christmas tree while Oatie snores in the chair next to me. I have a cuppa weekend coffee and the house is quiet. I SO need this quiet, the non activity.....peace!!!

I have been busy, busy, busy at work trying to catch up with things from the past two months. It's hard to believe I can fall backwards quite so quickly at work but it is the nature of the job and so while I am keeping up with the day to day, I'm busting my rear end with case reviews/client and all providers invited and I get to do a history, discuss goals, progress made and future goals while engaging the other providers (Insurance providers, PCP, Psychiatrist, Therapist, Vision, Dental, Audiologists, Representative Payees, Housing Specialists, Job Coaches, etc).   I enjoy these meetings but there is so much prep and follow up work that I need chunks of time which currently I don't have. So....I set aside a few days next week to hopefully get this all caught up. I will be working on days when others have opted to take them off for the holiday week. The office should be fairly quiet, limited calls from providers and clients is expected which should give me the time to get everything ready for upcoming meetings, etc. I have a few Care Plans to write and some provider contacts to make regarding Comprehensive Assessments. And THEN I have set aside time to do a massive overhaul of my work space. Currently it looks nice and functions well but the Department of Health has changed out some forms, etc. that I want to get out of my filing cabinets. I also have manuals that are outdated so I'm hoping to empty the binders and get new copies made for my personal use and to have close at hand. I can read it all online but I prefer paper and I like to keep the manuals in page protectors. Initially it makes more work for me but in the end, it withstands my reference usage.
    At home, Pete continues to recover from his thyroidectomy completion. He is exhausted just about all day long and continues to take frequent naps. His body has stiffened up terribly and he is having weakness. He is frustrated with all of it. The endocrinologist says that this is because he doesn't have enough meds in his system yet and has made another adjustment. I have a feeling that this is going to be slow going for some time as the med levels are checked at 3 month intervals. Radiation procedures begin in mid-January.
    I wrapped all the Christmas gifts yesterday with the exception of 2 school photos of Jeremiah to share with the grandparents. They do not want frames this year as they simply pop the newest photo into the existing frames that we have given them in years gone by.
    My dryer broke last week but Pete was able to fix it so that is a good thing! I normally do a load or two of laundry every day. Last Sunday I did 8 loads of laundry last weekend because it had all backed up. Today I have a few loads to do but only because I want some things washed separately and I need to wash the bedding. Today is the day I add the electric blanket to our bed. So far I've been adding on the quilts and while I'm warm enough, my hips are sore in the morning from the weight of the blankets...if that makes any sense!
      So...today will be laundry, writing out Christmas cards and bill paying day. And a nap. I can feel it already....I want and need more sleep!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Much Love,

Michelle