Treading Water

Monday, 23 September 2013


Well, here we are at the start of another week. Yay. And once again, I am painfully behind on the things I need to get done. Honestly, I was right on track until the littlest monster tried to blind me. 

I am teaching Bug to bump down the stairs on her bottom. She is getting to a point where she wants to do everything herself and she loves to climb the stairs, so I thought I'd better teach her a safer way to go down than walking. We are doing well with it, too. Then Saturday after I got her dressed, we started bumping down the stairs. She shifted too much weight forward, fell at me, panicked, and stuck her finger straight into my left eye. That'll teach me not to put on my glasses before leaving bed.

At first I just called for Steve to come get her so I could put a cold compress on it. It hurt like hell. Then after about 30 minutes of excruciating pain I realized that it didn't seem like I'd be able to see anytime soon. I couldn't take the pain (it made me physically sick) and I was starting to get scared. I shouted down to DH to tell him I needed to go to A & E. At A & E, they numbed my eye (bliss) and examined it. I have a massive oval-shaped scratch across my pupil and down the side of my eye. They gave me antibiotics, but sadly wouldn't let me bring any numbing drops home. So when the pain returned, I doped myself up on codeine and went to sleep. Saturday was a blur. Literally.

Sunday, I could see better, but not well enough to read or focus on the computer screen, so my writing has fallen behind again. I think I am going to write off this whole week as far as article targets are concerned and instead just catch up my research and notes like I would have this weekend so I can start next Monday fresh. There just seems to be so many things on my to-do list lately that I don't stand a chance of getting them all done.

That in itself has got me thinking. On my 30 Day Challenge, I have identified three goals. I am supposed to be completing two tasks a day towards these goals, but looking at my to-do list, not a single task is going to help me reach these three goals. It may be time to rethink my to-dos. Again. 

Anyone else find that they are treading water instead of swimming lengths?

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