Posted by floatingbridge on May 12, 2011, at 17:12:49
In reply to Re: feeling sad in the midst of a success.... » floatingbridge, posted by sigismund on May 11, 2011, at 13:48:28
> It's a long time since I've done any dish washing. I avoid free form activities like that. I do stack the dishwasher. No one else has a clue how to do it. I like to line everything up so it is neat and parallel and efficient. Other people just throw things in, even things that shouldn't be there, like plastic lids just thrown in. When it comes to washing the dishes by hand my heart sinks and for the life of
me I can not complete the activity, and if I can't complete it, it seems better not to start.
You don't suspect add, do you? Or this could be the hallmark of mammoth perfectionism. For whatever reason, I dislike open-ended or free form chores. From my perspective, why start with the dishes when the gout is dirty? But isn't there some food rings on the stove burner, and by the way, look at the floor, which should be replaced, and by then I am fleeing the kitchen. A dishwasher would really help. I'm an ace dishwasher lodaer. We could haveva friendly competition and air it on a Japanese game show.
The way out of this would be to use either paper plates or have 2 dishwashers. From one you get the crockery and you return it to the other one.
> Washing clothes is stacks easier. Just remember to empty those pockets. It is so upsetting to find shredded tissues over your clothes. Empty the pockets, check for colour fastness, place in
washing machine, add detergent, set and leave.
> I get heavy hearted thinking about washing the dog too. Though he dislikes it as much as I do, which tends to relax me.
> But nothing beats vacuuming and
mowing. There you know *exactly* what to do.
My husband and son adore those tasks.
> You know there are people who dust?
I look at all the surfaces (on the rare occasions I think of this) and wonder where you would start and why.
Yes, I'm one of them. Just not often enough. Besides. There is just too much clutter. I live with pack rats. I should wear a pedometer about the house, ferrying all these rather pointless objects from room to room.
> Sleep is OK? Better than mine, I hope.
A little less o.k. but still happening. What about yours?
Sleep has been a
* and whoever gazes at the stars will never again be quite alone...
c-ptsd & attendant health concerns