The Texture Of Things


January 7th, 2011

I am making a handful of mistakes right now that I know I can correct. Somehow, I feel powerless to change them. I am going to challenge myself to do something by putting them here, where I can’t as easily ignore them as I seem to do with my To Do list.

The problem: I am not taking my thyroid medicine with good regularity. The cause(s): the meds are in my purse, not the bathroom, and I hate taking them. The solution: move the meds; also, quit bitching and take one pill on the way to the medicine cabinet.

The problem: I am not getting enough sleep. The cause(s): I toss and turn, wake with back pain all night; I have anxiety over the tot not eating and the impending therapy; I am staying up late to hang with HG and to chat with friends on FB, because that is my “me” time. The solution: get a new mattress in 2011, go to bed earlier than midnight, maybe take a Tylenol before bed?, put the kids to bed earlier so I can still have my “me” time and get to bed.

The problem: I’m lonely. The solution: do something with my friends. // I don’t really know what else to put with that one. I like my friends, and they presumably like me, but I guess I too often put myself on the backburner and I forget that hanging out with my friends makes me happy, so I don’t prioritize it. Maybe dinner out with HG should make that priority list… 😉

The problem: I need new clothes. The cause: everything is ragged, holey, or hopelessly out of style. The solution: I have to shop for myself, but I don’t know when to do it. I need to be kid-free or just have Tater with me (the tot just whines if the shopping isn’t about her — early emergence of the teenager syndrome?), and that’s been a challenge because the tot’s been ill. She’s on the mend now, and Tater is going to daycare Monday morning. Shop then? Is there enough coffee to motivate me to shop for clothes second thing in the morning?? (Internet shopping for the items I’m looking for isn’t palatable to me; otherwise, I’m so there.)

There are a zillion things I don’t have the answers for, but I think those wait until I get some of the more concrete stuff done.


  1. admin says

    Update: I put the thyroid meds in the cabinet and took one. Next step: taking one tomorrow!

    January 7th, 2011 | #

  2. kathy a. says

    i have to leave my meds on the kitchen counter, or i’ll forget them.

    bleah, i hate clothes shopping! kid interference is not an excuse, either.

    January 8th, 2011 | #

  3. admin says

    Yeah, kid interference might just be an excuse. I really have a hard time spending money on things that are just for me. And I never was much of a shopper anyway.

    I think the biggest thing for me with the meds is that they need to all be in one place, the exact same place every day. Before kids, that was my nightstand, so I would take them before I even got out of bed. Now I have a two year old who can open child-proof caps. Oy.

    January 8th, 2011 | #

  4. liz says

    If your issue w shopping online is sizing, order several sizes and styles from a store near you, and do your returns at the store. I do this often with nordstroms and lands end

    January 9th, 2011 | #

  5. admin says

    Well, either way, I end up at the mall, so I’d rather just go there in the first place. In fact, maybe I’ll slip out and buy a pair of jeans right now, while Tater is at nursery school…

    January 10th, 2011 | #

  6. admin says

    Mission completion! I went in for $40 jeans and came out with $200+ in jeans, sweaters, dress pants, and bras.

    January 10th, 2011 | #

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