Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gotta get moving!

The alarm went off at 5:45. I could see that Bill was up and moving. I turned it off and was about to go back to sleep when I remembered it is Wednesday and I had an appointment for a pap smear and physical at 8:00! I guess the good news is that I didn't have time to dread getting ready and going. Everything seemed fine and I have the rest of day ahead of me to sleep go through the boxes and boxes (and more boxes!) of office supplies I brought home yesterday.

The big news this week is that Kim and Chuck have keys to their new house! The closing was Monday afternoon and the first carload of boxes from the apartment moved into the house yesterday. I was going to try to sneak one of our office supply boxes into their house just to be done with it, but Kim is young and organized. Her boxes are neatly labeled. Mine aren't labeled at all and look like the contents of 6 desk drawers have been dumped in them. She would notice the alien box right away.

Today I am thankful for God's sense of humor. He knew I had been thinking I need to move more (exercise) but wasn't getting anywhere just thinking about it. This is when God presented me with November.

"Yo, Knitty!" He said, "I tried gettin ya to rap but you just weren't gettin down. Saran Wrap wasn't what I meant at all. Now I know you be gettin old. I know exactly how old you be. Remember I was the one who put the twinkle in your daddy's eye.

Ahem. Perhaps I should speak to you plainly and simply. Here are my commandments for you for the month of November.

1) Thou shall help thy husband close up his business. Boxes will be your friend and dust your constant companion. No whining over a few broken fingernails.

2) Thou shall be excited over the new house and will help the kids as much as possible. Moving them moves you, ya know. I call this a win win situation.

3) Thou shall cook Thanksgiving dinner this year for 18 people. Fourteen Combo #5 and three Happy Meals do not make Thanksgiving dinner, so suck it up (and suck in your gut) and go forth and grocery shop. Then chop. And stuff. And all that other kitcheny chef-y rigmarole.

4) Thou shall keep attending your knitting sessions. You know they are cheaper than counseling and those women will talk about you if you don't show up! Photobucket

5) Thou shall have at least one social engagement each weekend and at least one per M-F throughout the month. Doctor's appointments aren't social engagements, but you need to remember them too. Remembering is mental exercise.

6) Knowing thou worketh beth best under a deadline, you have until the 30th to get the business closed, the kids moved, all the office supplies but away in your house, Thanksgiving dinner cooked, eaten, and cleaned up, the Christmas decorations out of the attic and the Thanksgiving decor put away."

God paused here because my eyes were glazing over. He patted my hand, smiled and said "I bet you can't wait to see what I have lined up for December!"

Friends, I do believe I will have logged a million steps by the end of the month and lost weight from eating on the run. Not fast food, actually running while eating!

If I miss a few days (two, so far) posting this month, talk to HIM about it. Just be careful how you word things. He may have commandments for you too!

In closing, I hope you enjoy this clip. The lady is 92 years old and the gentleman is her 29 year old grandson. She doesn't seem to have any trouble moving at all!


Sewconsult said...

Oh, my goodness! That woman is remarkable. Love your commandments.

I only have one these days.
1. Go with the flow.
Since each day is unpredictable for my family, I know that I must be mentally prepared to switch gears without complaining or faltering.

I am grateful that I found your blog.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Anonymous said...

She didn't break?!
Enjoyed your post.
I think about you and your husband and the business closing often. Sounds like you're very busy and that all things considered, you're okay. I sure hope so.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Maybe I should take up dancing!

One box at a day at a turkey at a will make it thru!

Kelli said...

I have no doubt that you will come through November with flying colors! You are WOMAN! I can hear you roarin' from here! :)
Hang in there, friend. It'll all be worth it in the end.

Julie said...

Thank you!!! Thank you for sharing your life, thank you for your words of wisdom and your laughter. The clip just made my day, thank you for finding it and sharing also.
The Lord has your back so do what you can as best as you can and it'll all work out great. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.