Mar 24, 2019


OK, so maybe five and a half hours of heavy lifting and scrubbing was a little extreme, but cleaning my apartment like an Amish woman was worth it. I’m exhausted and sore, but very very happy. And peaceful. And feeling a bit more like my old self again.

Somewhere along the line I gave up an awful lot of control over my day to day life. I went from being physically strong like a bull and fiercely independent to sitting in chairs hooked to machines at the mercy of technology and other people.

I hate that.

Moments ago, I cleared everything off of the balcony so they can power wash the building this week. I got the email notice telling me to do this a week ago, but instead of going out and doing it, I fretted and fretted and worried and worried and stressed and stressed over it. The actual doing took five minutes. The angsting took six days.

I hate that too.

This isn’t to say that I won’t be a pitiful heap of helplessness again anytime soon, but at least I’ve had a few hours of feeling like the OG Spinster Stitcher again. And that makes all of the pain and fatigue totally worth it.

After a nice hot scrubby shower in a clean bathroom last night I settled in to put a few stitches into Grasshopper Pie. Perfect end to a busy day...hopefully I’ll do the same thing tonight!

Happy Sunday, Dearies! I hope you are feeling empowered and in control of your little corner of the world today! Do something wonderful for yourself and come tell me all anout it!


  1. I love how you rally yourself back into the swing of things :)

  2. Looks like you've got troll again. Funny how bored some people
    can get. From Annie

  3. Hi Conni, I perfectly understand I sit and can't decide, so the day ends up floating away. Now that I am newly unemployed by choice, it appears to be worse. I got to get a structure... Robyn (Sydney)

  4. Well done! I worked as a cleaner for a local company - briefly before I broke my ankle! But I did pick up so many tips in that short time. Never did understand how a huge house was allowed only 2 hours - and thoroughly - it was, to me, impossible. It still is impossible! Here, I pace myself and allow myself half an hour in between with sewing - and a cup of coffee! So pleased that you are feeling super after all that hard work - and it is hard work, such a lot of energy needed to do it. And now you can rest :D