Back at work today as a supernumerary employee. That means I was placed as an extra worker and didn’t do much. All I was able to do today was fold some bed sheets and put on a client’s shoes. I tried making her a cup of coffee but couldn’t lift the kettle. Oh, well. Since I am the extra, the worker I have been placed with did everything I couldn’t do.
When I came home I did something small. I don’t even remember what it was now but it was something like putting a way a folder. As it often does with me, it led to other things. By the time I was finished I had done more decluttering and got rid of two more boxes of crap. Things like little jingle bells, notebooks, a VHS recorder, VHS tapes (not mine, my husband’s), old discs for computer’s I no longer own, dental floss, an old prescription for birth control pills that my last gynecologist gave me even though I told her I wouldn’t take them, a school binder, a pocketbook novel with pages made from newsprint (eww!), a thing for measuring moisture in plants (I only own one plant), an old light therapy lamp, 7 rolls of film (film!) and lots of other stuff. It is all gone now, either in the garbage or the donate box. The birth control pills will be taken to the pharmacy to be disposed of properly. And the film will be taken to be developed if they even do that sort of thing anymore. It sounds like my home must be filled to the brim with crap when reality is there is actually very little. The stuff I am getting rid is not hoarded stuff but stuff that just accumulates.
And now I am sore and achy which my physiotherapist tells me is a good thing because he wants me to keep active. Easier said than done but I feel I lived up to his expectations today. Actually, I overdid it. My back is seizing up. It is so hard for me to be idle. The rest of the night I will sit on my heating pad then go to bed early.
I do feel like I am getting a cold but I will fill myself up with Cold Fx and that will be that.