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ME/CFS and To-do Lists

To-do list:

  • write
  • publish a blog post
  • shower and dress
  • strip the bed and remake
  • vacuum and dust bedroom
  • put away groceries from yesterday
  • prep veggies for cooking
  • make vegetable curry
  • make red lentil kale soup
  • make spicy tomato chick pea soup
  • put away clothes from laundry

Reality:th-1

  • slept late
  • wrote and published blog post
  • made a smoothie
  • rested
  • showered and got dressed
  • rested
  • pulled out ingredients for vegetable curry, realized I was missing curry powder
  • went to store to get curry powder
  • napped
  • prepped 1/2 veggies for curry
  • rested
  • prepped remainder of veggies
  • rested
  • put on rice cooker
  • started cooking curry dish
  • rested
  • ate dinner
  • rested
  • cleaned up dinner
  • rested
  • hubby made campfire – sat out for a bit
  • went to bed for night

Next to-do list:th-2

  • write
  • publish a blog post
  • shower and dress
  • strip the bed and remake
  • vacuum and dust bedroom
  • put away groceries from yesterday
  • prep veggies for cooking
  • make vegetable curry
  • make red lentil kale soup
  • make spicy tomato chick pea soup
  • put away clothes from laundry

When living with chronic illness, some to-do lists take a while.  My doctor calls it pacing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Categories: Chronic Illnes disability ME/CFS nonfiction

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V.J. Knutson

Writer, avid reader, former educator, and proud grandmother, currently experiencing life through the lens of ME/CFS. Words are, and always have been, a lifeline. Some of the best adventures, I'm discovering, take place in the imagination.

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