It’s been a lazy end to the weekend here at Gumbo Acre South. We slept late, we lazed around, we were slugs while waiting for friends to visit who never arrived. And that was OK. We ran around like chickens with our heads cut off on Saturday so this day of rest, of nothingness – particularly after this week and what I anticipate will be another incredibly difficult week – was just what I needed.
There’s much to be done this week. The thing that is paramount right now is making an appointment with my doctor. It’s in the forefront tonight because my right ankle is killing me. I’m not sure what I did to it, but I’m thinking that it stems from that afternoon we were walking in Bay St. Louis. It has been fine except for that time immediately after I slid off that sidewalk. I’ve been wearing a different pair of flip flops the last couple of days, and I think that might be what has caused the problem. But it hurts, and I think it needs to be examined.
And I need to call the dentist because I think there’s something wrong with the crown that was set back in June. It hurts too.
And I need to make an appointment with the eye doctor.
There are lots of things that the universe is telling me right now, and I hope that I’m making progress on all fronts. Right now I believe that self-care is a big one, so I’m going to make those movements.
This week also brings a bunch of company. Sweet Husband and his buddies are going on their Annual Deep Sea Fishing trip. And they are staying with us the night before the trip. It will require some cleaning, which is OK because we need to clean at least the living room so that it is ready for the new furniture on Tuesday.
This week, these are my goals:
- Make appointments with my doctors to get things taken care of so I can feel better.
- Get the house clean before our guests arrive.
- Write every morning.
- Call a long-lost friend because last week it was so good to talk to my friend Amber. There are a few others on the list that I need to talk to.
- Walk in the mornings. I’m not so sure that can begin tomorrow, given how my ankle hurts tonight, but I do want it to begin. I feel better when I am exercising on a regular basis.
- Rest. I’ve been exhausted, and I know what the root cause of that is. I don’t see the source of the stress changing any time soon…and in fact, I see it getting a little worse. So I need to rest.
- Be open to the opportunities that present themselves. Take time to think before I react and work to make the best choice for myself and the people around me. I don’t need to react immediately or defensively.
- Be kind. I’m reminded that we are all fighting some kind of battle. Empathy and sympathy will serve me well.
How about you? What are you hoping to accomplish this coming week?