Sunday, December 06, 2009

Damaged Goods

And things just keep on getting better. Everyone that reads this blog knows how much I am not a fan of the season. I have been trying to get the house cleaned up and ready for the decorating, but circumstances are not what I want. And here I go, making a short story very, very long.

First, we'll start with my OCD kicking in. I decided to begin my cleaning in our bedroom--not a large room and it doesn't take all that much to get it in decent shape. While cleaning, I decided to do a bit of downsizing and started to remove a whole bunch of 'dust collector'-type stuff we had hanging around--tchotchkes and the like. It worked so well, that when I got to the computer room and sewing room, I figured I would just plow ahead. And I went overboard.

(It was right after the bedroom that I went and cleaned the upstairs bedroom--otherwise known as 'the cat's room.' Other than cleaning up enough fur to make three more cats, nothing very exciting happened.)

My sewing room was a disaster. I have a banquet table in the room--for me to use as a cutting table, etc--and I couldn't see one inch of the top of it. To say there was a lot piled on the table, is an understatment. So, that is where I began--and I went from there. I purged and packed and rearranged and stored within an inch of my life. When I was done in the room, it actually echoed--but it felt so good to have the room cleaned, that I moved on to the computer room.

Our computer room is also our 'office,' so every piece of paperwork that we save is stored here--and every bit of office supplies that a household could ever need. We have a rolltop desk on one wall and a computer desk/center that takes up the most of two other walls. And each of these were piled with unfiled and unsorted stuff of all kinds. And to take it a step further, I had decided to change the 'decor' of the room from whatever it was to a hockey theme. We needed a place to put all of our hockey keepsakes, mementos, and paraphenalia, and the computer room was ideal. This, of course, meant some more purging. Things went quite well, until I was very close to being done--and then IT happened.

I never wear shoes in the house. At the very least, I wear my Birkenstock sandals--without socks. Just my preference and no other reason. This has, on more than one occasion, caused me a lot of problems. Not wearing shoes was what caused me to break my toe, for example. Anyway, there I was when the book began to fall--the heavy, oversized book. Of course, it landed on the top of my foot. The corner of the spine of the oversized book fell on my foot. Immediately, the spot where the book fell turned black. And it hurt. But I was able to continue on with the cleaning, so I did. The following day, I did laundry and got the packing done for our road trip. And on Friday, I walked through stores all day long. We visited with our friends and went to eat and at the end of an extremely full day, I finally took my shoes and socks off so that I could shower. And then I saw it. My foot was black and blue from the ankle all the way to the toes--and it hurt so much to flex my toes that I almost cried. Needless to say, I didn't walk too well today. The only bright spot: my foot doesn't ache when I am at rest. This has put my schedule behind and now I don't know WHEN I will finish decorating the house. I don't need this.

8 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

Ouch, I feel your pain! I don't wear shoes in the house, either, and have stubbed toes and dropped stuff on my feet all the time. It's just lucky you didn't break your foot and have to wear a cast at this time of year. Stay off it as much as you can. Yeah, it's hard to do when you want to be running around for the holidays, but you don't want to make things worse. At least you got a lot accomplished!

cmk said...

I'm day-by-day right now. At the worst, I think I might have chipped the bone, but nothing they would actually DO anything about even if I went to the dr. I'm trying to be patient and let it heal, but with no decorating done yet, it really is hard! :)

Ranger Tom said...

Methinks you've broken something...

Get it checked out soon!

cmk said...

When I went in today for my all-too-frequent blood letting and flu shot, the nurse looked at it and thought it wasn't broken. I'm letting it go till I see the doc next Monday--or will go in if it gets any worse.

meleah rebeccah said...

Ouch and Yikes! I bet that REALLY hurts! I am the same way when my OCD kicks in! I get on some kind of a rampage and I cannot be stopped UNLESS I sustain an injury!

Feel better soon, and Happy Organizing when you ARE healed!

xoxoxo

cmk said...

Just trying to take it a little easier than I was--and hopefully I'll get the cleaning and decorating done before Christmas Eve! ;)

ordinaryjanet said...

hope it's feeling better!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh you will get it done!