Day 209 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Chores – There is always something to be grateful for.

It has been another crazy weekend. When my body is not screaming at me too loud I take advantage and totally overdue it. I realize it means I shall pay a price for the entire week ahead but I am willing to accept the consequences of my actions. I fight my fibro with everything I’ve got when necessary.

I worked in my yard yesterday and today. I go out super early because as the day goes on I have less and less stamina. A normal person would go for a couple of hours but I go until my body cries for relief. There have been months and months in my past when I could not move off the couch. I am not in that place now and I am taking advantage. My good weekends are for me to catch up on chores I don’t have the energy for during the week. 

Both yesterday and today we went out to a thrift store after my gardening antics. Both days I found books for my aunt. I enjoy finding books for her from the author she enjoys reading.  I found two DVD seasons of a series I have never seen. It looked  like an interesting topic so I added it to my retirement collection. If I can’t find the other seasons I may have to bite the bullet and order them on Amazon.

Groceries were purchased at three stores. Dinners were made for a few nights this week and naps were taken. Laundry was done and the very last of Passover was returned to the attic.

Numerous trips were made to both Home Depot and Lowes, Paint was purchased for more projects next weekend. We finally found a pillar for the front porch and spindles for the porch banister. I purchased a variety of new plants to refresh my spring gardens. Hopefully this week I will have the energy to plant them. 

So as I reflect about my physically overdoing it again this weekend, I am grateful that I have what limited energy I have. I am grateful that I have meds to help me survive the pain I feel. I am grateful that soon I will not need to overdo my weekends because I can spread out my chores over all seven days. I am grateful I will be able to have energy on weekdays because I won’t come home exhausted from my days at school. I am grateful that I am fighting my fibro as best I can. I am grateful I have many more years to play in my garden. 


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