Saturday, March 10, 2007

It's Crunch Time!

With the "chemo countdown" underway (49 hours until liftoff), I've been trying to accomplish as much as possible while I still have energy.

But I've given up on the idea of getting "caught up" because that just ain't gonna' happen. So I've tried to divide my to-do list into two categories: "The world will stop turning if I don't do this" and "The world will NOT stop turning."

It's surprising how few things I have in the first category. As a matter of fact, I was able to eliminate every single item from my endless TO DO list.

So I'm taking a more realistic approach of dividing my list into "My household will stop functioning if I don't do this" and its antecedent, "My household will NOT stop functioning." I do have a few things on the list, but I was able to eliminate many items, such as:

* Groom Betty. (What will drop-in friends think when they see her matted fur?)

* Complete the bedroom custom closet project. (What will drop-in friends think when they see the entire contents of my husband's closet on the bedroom floor?)

* Repaint the entire upstairs (What will drop-in friends think when they see the deplorable paint conditions - chipped baseboards, ceiling stains from water leaks, etc.?)

* Get a new refrigerator. (What will friends think when they bring food and see the deplorable condition of our ancient fridge. The problem is that we must remodel the entire kitchen in order to accommodate a new fridge.)

* Remodel kitchen.


Paula Johnson said...

You are finally seeing things our way! The only thing on your to-do list is GET WELL.

(Note to self: bring digital camera on Tuesday for tight shots of bad-hair-day dog and vintage fridge. Bwah-ha-ha!)

Dianne Sperling said...

Susan, as another CEDU mom, I can't believe this is the first time you've had to do this exercize in task forgiveness!

I really think it's something every woman should schedule into their lives at least once every 5 years (or is scheduling anti-thetical to the concept?)

Our dogs must be twins--I've got a bad rotator cuff and Woofie must have more mats than a high rise apartment building.

cgfryling said...

Hi Susan: I finally managed to sign on. Iagree with your friend Paula - Just get well! This is the time when all those pesky home tasks get to be done by others or just be set aside.
Your Pennsylvania friends are sending you lots of love. Carla

Andrew said...


Deborah and I send our love.
Dogs can survive an awful lot
of matting. We're sending our
thoughts and wishes to you and
yours. Please keeep us al posted.


Andy & Deborah Ellis
Lafayette, CA

Susan Carrier said...

How wonderful to hear from several of my CEDU friends!

Tami Olivieri said...

It seems so long ago that I sat in your living room crying and laughing at the same time. Cindy was at CMS and Nick was at the old Rocky Mountain Academy.
Nick will be 20 in April and 60 days clean and proud to be counting days again.
Cindy sound like she has made great progress and growing up to be that young lady you never gave up on.
Surround yourself with family and friends so them can hold you up in you time of great need. Let them help you.
Lve you and may God keep you safe and strong.
Tami Olivieri