There are some little things that I have found to make life much easier on a daily basis:
- Keep my nails short- below my fingertips. This greatly reduces bending, breaking and tearing, and makes typing slightly easier. I am fumbly on my best days- long nails makes it 100x worse (plus I have managed to cut myself with my nails if they get jagged and I don’t notice).
- My medicine cup for pills. You know the little plastic cup that comes on cough syrup? I put my pills into it, then dump them in my mouth- saves an enormous amount of dropping (and bending to find dropped pills!). On the go I use the cap of my vitamin bottle to the same effect.
- Hanging up my clothes. I got out of this habit for a while, but cleaning and reorganising my closet means that I spend less time getting dressed in the morning and my clothes are in better condition. Plus, a neat, organised closet instead of a jumbled mess starts the day off on a good foot. I need to remember this for next time I am tempted to let things slide and dress straight from the clothes basket.
- A D-ring for my keys so I can hang them on the outside of my purse- no digging for keys with numb fingertips (sometimes if I touch something without looking I can’t tell what it is- I know that I’m touching something because of the resistance, but no texture sense. This makes me sad sometimes stritching the cats.)
Things that make me happy that I don’t do enough:
- Crafting. I got a LOT of gift-making done yesterday on my half-day from work. It made me really happy to see an idea come together and know how happy it will make someone. I cleaned off my crafting desk and that helps enormously, too.
- Update my Tumblr. The top link on the right is my “supplement” to this blog. I had all kinds of image hosting issues (you’ll see old blog posts while big blank places where the pictures failed for one reason or the other). Looking at beautiful things makes me feel good. Finding out that others like to look at those pictures too is special. It’s like the best show-and-tell ever!
- Holiday drives. I have already donated food to a pantry and hygiene and home items to a homeless shelter, and I have a snuggly cat toy waiting for the Toys for Tots bin. It’s not much, but it’s something that I can do, and I feel more concrete about donating items than just cash to charity.
Hubby is still home sick- I am trying very hard not to catch his cold. Reminder to self: buy Dayquil on the way home.