Did not post yesterday. And I had fallen so far behind at one point. I received some check-in text messages from concerned friend. No need for concern. Just sort of had a bit of a hypomanic slump.
forgot to charge my phone
got dates wrong for upcoming conference and screwed up childcare
spent last 3 days being sweaty and gross in my pajamas all day
moved furniture. emptied aquarium. moved bookcase to where aquarium had been. then changed mind and moved piano over there. moved bookcase into children's room. brought grandma's buffet in from garage and sorted all art supplies into neat spaces. went through all old mail and opened it and/or destroyed it. moved shoe rack. discovered all shoes and placed them in said rack. moved dresser into children's room. moved small set of drawers to my room. redid clothing organizational system. did a bunch of prep for upcoming school year. had phone conferences with both of my co-teachers. sent email to 12 different student organizations to arrange for guest speakers. made my school website look pretty. fixed cd changer and placed it back in children's room. dusted games that had been stored under aquarium. washed rocks that had been in aquarium. took all books off all shelves and recategorized them. sorted through all clothing and gave a bunch to Goodwill and garbage. vacuumed floor several times (after each iteration of furniture moving). washed the wall behind space where aquarium used to be. dusted piano top. dusted picture frames. went through all files in file cabinet and redid organization with new folders. hung some stuff on the walls. went to Goodwill.
This was not small and manageable chunks.
In my defense, I did try to have a friend come over during some of this, but our schedules didn't work. And I couldn't see any way to separate any of these tasks. Once things move, everything has to move. And if you're moving you have to clean. And as your cleaning you should also eliminate excess. Which requires organization. Also I feel the pressure of the coming school year. I want things to be put-awayable.
Things I did not do: call therapist. shower before 6:00 pm.
3yo: Mama, you and me can share that (box with unidentified contents). Forever and ever. Until we are both dead.
took meds, but LATE in the day (like at dinner time)
got a pill minder (pills just barely fit in each compartment
talked with friend
I did enlist help from children
Quaker, teacher, parent,