Progress is being made. I am learning to walk again. Today is the first day in a long while I haven’t felt exhausted.
Simple things you take for granted being able to do become a huge effort when you have a broken bone.
Can’t believe I’m writing this because it is so not me, but here goes, I’m grateful I was able to do washing today. Said it. I am one who detests housework. Yet today it was satisfying to be able to get some clean laundry done by myself.
Admittedly it was just pushing buttons. There was sorting and loading. There was adding the laundry detergent. There was the decision as to which type of load. Then the wait. Then once the washing machine had completed its magic the load was then transferred to the dryer. The lint holder cleaned and again a couple of buttons pushed and then another waiting game.
It was a bit like Frere Jacques except with laundry. Once the first load made it to the dryer, a second load began in the washing machine. The swirling of water and the rotating drums in their own rhythms. Followed by hauling warm clean laundry to the bedroom to fold. One by one, each placed into their sameness piles, undies on top of undies, t-shirts on top of t-shirts, socks paired then bundled together then piled into a mound.
The mountain in the wash house is getting smaller. The clean piles are put away and I am feeling satisfaction.
Today was a good day. Told you I liked Mondays.
Five days away from being one year sober. Feeling pretty amazed that I have got this far.