Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's that time again...


Unfortunately, this first week of freedom from the workplace hasn't been that free. Tomorrow morning before the sun even shows its shiny face, I will be headed to the hospital for surgery. From my consultation with my surgeon, I've learned that this should be an easy, speedy process. I am having my final reconstruction surgery, and I am very excited - not because I will have a totally different "look", but because I should have a much more comfortable feel.
This week, in preparation for being out of commission for a few days, I've been running errands and doing chores like you wouldn't believe. I've barely sat down, well, except for the 4 hours that I spent at the doctor's office yesterday.
This morning my husband said, "You should just relax and take it easy today." I've recently discovered that I have NO idea how to relax when I am at home. I am constantly flitting about doing one chore after another, only to find that when I'm done, it's time to redo the ones that I did in the beginning. It's a vicious, ceaseless cycle!
In order for me to truly sit down and take a breather, I have to be away from my home. Isn't that ridiculous!?!
Do any of you have this same disease? How do you overcome it?

9 comments:

Mark and Kathryn said...

I totally know how you feel! I feel like I can't relax when there are things that need to be done. It's pretty frustrating. I have yet to find out how to cure this, although I've been wondering if I set aside a certain amount of time each day to tackle certain tasks if that would help. I might give it a try. I hope your surgery goes wonderfully.

~Kathryn

Sweetbabs said...

I have a very similar problem. A good cure for this is get a good book,mp3 player or your favorite trashy tabloid mags and go to you local coffee house. It really lets me unwind and if I finish with whatever I have brought I sit and people watch. Good luck tomorrow!!!

Michele said...

I'm just like you...but for me, I think of things I want to do when I get home, only to get there and do something else! Sometimes I'm just too pooped to do anything!!

Good luck tomorrow...

Big hugz,
Michele

erinkern said...

Prayers for tomorrow. And I wish I could catch a little of your "chore-doing" disease this week...I have been SO unmotivated to do much of anything!! :(

SG said...

Oh Yea! Uncle Mike tells me all the time, you should take a nap. Like that's going to happen! We will be praying for you tomorrow.

podso said...

At least you are aware of this at your age. Find ways to slow down and take "minute vacations" if nothing else. Otherwise you will feel it when you get older; trust me, I am one like you describe! Thoughts of you tomorrow...

Sweet Simplicity said...

I wish I had that problem! I need more energy in the evenings to pick up things around the house. I will be thinking about you tomorrow.

Meagan said...

I have the same sickness..And it makes life hard at 7 months pregnant! haha.

Good luck!!! You will do great!

the undomesticated wife said...

Best wishes with your surgery!