My timeline for going out

2 weeks before event: put potluck in calendar

1 week before event: see potluck in calendar, see many other things in calendar, wonder if I’ll make itDinner

Sunday: thinking potluck is a good idea

Monday: figure out what to cook for potluck

Tuesday: feeling optimistic; buy ingredients for dish for potluck

Wednesday morning: stay in all day to rest up for tonight’s potluck – yay!

Wednesday afternoon: figure out timing for cooking and travel

Wednesday evening: cook dish for potluck, look up directions to place of potluck, start getting dressed for potluck

Wednesday evening, later: realize I don’t really want to go to the potluck; ok, I want to go, but not as much as I want to stay in my pajamas and watch tv all evening; yup, that’s what I want

Wednesday night: watch tv, eat the dish I made for the potluck, remember that I’ll go out another time, hope that some day nights aren’t so tiring for me, feel glad that I’m just feeling a bit tired and not feeling completely horrible like some other nights

Thursday will be another day with new opportunities.

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8 Responses to My timeline for going out

  1. Karen J says:

    {{{Oooh-Hugz!}}}
    I’ve had many days like that, too, even without your uncooperative body. 🙂

  2. jacksdavie says:

    Argh… I feel your pain so much… getting the balance between staying in and going out is so very tough. I find it hard to know when I should push myself and when I should say no. I did manage to go to my friend’s wedding though, and to go to my parents house the next day… but I forgot the most part of my medication, as it’s all in one box and I left it sat on the side!! I had the powder with me that I drink, and my flask for it, and the pain-patches on my arms, and that was it… and I survived! (was just over 24 hrs) Times like those are so rare though. The valleys far outweigh the mountains. I did blog about the weekend this week.

    I have read your last post about your iron levels. I prayed so much that you would have a good result so I am glad about that and hope it starts to make a positive impact on your health soon, so that one day soon your plans can become a reality.

    • chronicrants says:

      Wow, Jacksdavie, I’m glad that all worked out! That’s a lot of activity for just a couple of days, especially without some meds. Congratulations on making it through! I hope you were able to enjoy it all, too!

      Thanks for your support. That’s really sweet. And I hope what you said comes true, that I do get better soon 🙂

  3. Lorna says:

    OMG! I do this sort of thing as well. Sometimes being with people is just too overwhelming, can,t stand people being too nice asking how I am , look you know where I am visit me if you,re that bothered. My sofa loves me. Lol!
    Hugs
    Lorna x

    • chronicrants says:

      Hey Lorna, that’s a good point. In fact, this was the opposite – it would have been a room full of strangers and I just didn’t have the energy for small talk, especially a lot of people asking what I do for a living. I guess it’s tough either way.

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