Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Wednesday already???

I just heard that one way to save on heating costs is to turn the heat down and use an electric space heater. Funny I was thinking about that last week, but didn't get a round tuit. Even though my new boiler is more efficient than the old one, I'm gonna try it starting right now. It feels better because hot water heat doesn't have forced air and that little fan blowing warm air at me is definitely a plus!!! AmyLou Mae likes it too! She gets between the fan and me.

Can you believe I almost forgot Monday Madness this week?
1. Before I walk out the door, I always check to make sure I have my keys and my cellphone.
2. I can't seem to catch up on my housekeeping.
3. The one surface in my house that always seems to get cluttered fast is the dining table.
4. If I sleep past 8:00 am, I feel that I've slept in too late.
5. No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to keep off any weight I'm lucky enough to lose.
6. I hope to have my income taxes done by March 6.
7. This year I'd like to make more time for reading and relaxation.

This morning I went downstairs to get something and distracted myself in The Room (where Frank was working the day he died). It's the first time I even attempted to do anything down there. I turned on his downstairs computer... updated the AVG anti-virus and got all the Microsoft updates - 6 or 7 of them since August 29.

While that was going on I started to sort through all the stuff on his desk... LOTS of stuff... much of it computer parts he was working with/on at the time... some things still in the bubble packs - putting computer-related things in box for Nat, Pat, Pam, Kev (all or whoever) to help make identification and decisions. Putting tools & 'guy-stuff' in other boxes for the sons-in-law to ditto! Working at that desk for over an hour, you might not know I did anything - to look at it!

As I scooted back to get something the d*** chair slid out from under me and I landed on the floor. Now you've got to know that if I broke or damaged those wonderful new knees I got last year, Frank would come back & take me with him!!! I'm not ready to go so I've been walking very carefully... especially in this nasty winter weather. The good news is - I didn't hurt anything and was able to get up without turning onto my knees. Not supposed to kneel because that cushion between upper and lower knee joints was replaced in both knees. I guess I could damage some bone that was ground down during that procedure. Not gonna USE that chair again. Want it anybody?

Today I'm feeling click me to get your own moody bears from OttO! ... guess I'll take it easy for a while.


TLP said...

I've gotta love a woman who falls, and feels lucky! Good for you!

Ruth said...

Wow Sherle...I could sure indentify with your feelings when i read about you trying to " sort through all the stuff on his desk." I like reading your posta as wel as the comments of your family. Your daughters , like mine, stay in your cheering section... Gob bless you all.

Ruth said...

Excuse my typo's Sherle and
God Bless you.

Nat said...

I'm SO thankful that you didn't hurt yourself, Mom. I know you're very careful and now probably a little more so, even.

Throw that chair away!

I'll be putting my computer out of commission soon so I can paint my desk, but I'll have my trusty laptop plugged in. Of course lately it seems it doesn't matter that I even HAVE a computer. BUT, the good news is we're getting work done. I think Alex will be moving into her new bedroom this weekend (with the help of one of her friends and myself.)

Love you lots! =)

Jan said...

the "accidental" phone calls may be awkward, but the timing is always good. love you Mom