I’ve been MIA for two weeks. Sure, I’ve got excuses…and a massive to-do list with zero motivation.
Recovery from my sinus surgery took about a week. I guess I should let you know that I’m doing fine. It was one of the least painful recoveries I’ve ever had. I only took 3 or 4 of my prescription pain killers but that was usually at night because sleeping sitting up took some getting used to. I’ve learned that lidocaine tastes disgusting and nasal endoscopies will never be fun. Getting my ears vacuumed out every six months is one thing but getting my sinuses vacuumed out every week is another. Yuck. I go back for round three next week and hopefully they won’t need to do too many more.
I went back to work after a week off despite lacking energy and I then developed three different infections. I probably should have been resting instead of trying to get back into the swing of things.
Thanks to a bunch of eyelashes growing into my eye, I managed to get a small corneal abrasion in my bad eye. I had to wear an eye patch for 24 hours. Aaaarrr! It wasn’t fun…but it was funny to see the reaction of people as I walked into the waiting room at my ophthalmologists, the kids especially. Oh, and the reaction of my ENT doctor at my follow up appointment was pretty priceless too. That took about 6 days to completely heal.
So I’ve got all this going on in the past two weeks. Surgery, recovery, time off from work, a handful of infections and one-eyed Kasey, everything just keeps piling up. I’m so behind in everything. My to-do list at work keeps growing and growing. The dishes didn’t get done for two weeks. The catboxes have only been cleaned once a week (I usually scoop every day). Laundry piles. Missed trash days. Boxes, so many boxes that need to be broken down and put out for trash. The apartment is a mess because it (and our car) apparently became my husband’s dumping ground, his own personal trash can too.
I’m flustered and have no motivation to even begin to pick up the pieces and get my life back in order. I don’t know where to begin. I could say I need more time in the day but really, I just need to not be a procrastinator.
I signed up for a free month of Skillshare and didn’t even utilize it. That online class I was taking to improve my time management skills is just about over and I’m still on week 4…yeah, pretty much gave up.
To those people who make a living working numerous side jobs while raising a kid or two, I envy you.
Any tips for slaying the procrastination dragon?