Holy Crap! This week has been a freakin’ doozy! Besides a tornado, a flood and an audit, I had one of the worst flare ups of rheumatoid arthritis that I can remember. As you can imagine between the storm and the stress of the apocalypse, it was only a matter of time before things got crazy. Fortunately or not, the best remedy for weeks like this is to “just keep swimming”. Dory had it right all along… just keep going and you will get there! So even though I had what felt like lightening bolts shooting out of my feet, I went to Tai Chi class, fed my vacationing friend’s farm animals, gave a massage, corralled dozens of people to a tornado shelter AND started my month of Posture Challenge. What did I get for my efforts??? I feel better!!!
So, today is Saturday, and you all know that means the war of “Woman vs Wild” home improvement was full on. After the exorcism, I did manage to vacuum the spiral stairwell, drop a potted plant down the spiral stairwell, re-vacuum the stairwell, clear a bookcase of cookbooks, and take another load of oddball shit to Goodwill. It is still early but my shoulders are screaming from yesterday’s Posture Challenge and I am cringing at the thought of today’s workout. There are still a lot of hours left in this day, but I have to make sure I use them wisely. I have intentions of making a run for the At Home store, work on my book, and, of course, there is always LAUNDRY. Amazingly, there is no end to the FUN I will be having! (sarcasm is my middle name).
Since this is a 3 day weekend, I hope to get a lot of things done from my long “To Do” list, but sometimes it feels a little hopeless, especially when things like storms tear up your trees and trash your yard. Yeah, my improvement project might get a little delayed while I haul stuff to the burn pile, but in the overall scheme of things, I feel damn lucky compared to my friends and co-workers in Texas. Yes, I felt a little terror as I had to engage the snorkel on the Mini Cooper, but I sure as hell wasn’t being swept away in a river. I had cold cuts for dinner, but I had food, and even though I had to call every single person in my family to make sure they were OK, I found them all and they were “Fine mom (eye roll) duh!”
With everything that happened this week, I think my Red Shoe Life message today is to be persistent. Although there can be set backs and obstacles, chip away at your goals a little bit every day. Your goals are finite and with every inch that you progress, it is inevitable that you will reach the finish line. So, no matter how far you need to go, how much you gotta do or how big a pain in the ass it’s going to be to get ‘er done… in the wise words of a little fish “Just keep swimming!”