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November 3, Who’s Taking the Blame?

Today I want to start by continuing part of what I was talking about yesterday. Well, I was writing, not talking, but you know what I mean. I was sharing about being consistent and not procrastinating. I know I was consistent and had good habits build at one time in my life, but somewhere life go in the way, I got busy and didn’t keep everything up.

I could blame it on someone in my home as they had a  lackadaisical attitude about helping out most of the time and I could say that was a good reason, but I won’t. Blame on anything always falls back on ourselves, unless it’s related to abuse of some sort, then of course I never believe a person brings it on themselves.

The human race, though, is over-eager to blame someone else for their inadequacies, mistakes, failures, breaking the law or whatever. Be it big things or little things, it’s easier to find someone else to blame rather than taking the blame upon ourselves.

It’s one thing taking the blame it’s quite another getting depressed over whatever it was that happened, or not meeting one’s goals or whatever the thing might be. If you are someone that has a hard time accepting the blame or if you’re able to accept it but have a hard time dealing with it afterward, you may want to seek out professional counseling. I believe it is possible to live with an optimistic attitude, you just might need some training to live that way.

I cannot blame being inconsistent with anyone but myself. I think another excuse I could give would be the computer, before the computer age, I’d like to think I got a lot more done.

Thinking about it though, that’s not even it. Maybe it’s age related, aches and pains related-still nothing to blame, yet…

I remember within the past twelve years moving the furniture around in the living room and the bedroom to vacuum around the walls and corners to stop spiders from getting a hold and making a home. My mother trained us to do this, we did it on a monthly basis.

I know others who have never really done this, or if they do, it’s more on a bi-yearly to yearly basis. I had to quit, or slow down with it when I realized that my using my knees to move the couches and chairs maybe were a factor in my knees not being as healthy as they could be. I know I’ve been afflicted with arthritis in the past, but have found different products that have worked well to minimize the effects of the ailment. Even then, I’ve all but eliminated moving everything around. Recently though, I did take the bed apart and vacuum thoroughly along with a large section of the room.

I went to an orthopedic specialist a few years ago to get exercises that would benefit my knees so I wouldn’t need knee replacement surgery down the road. My regular doctor ordered up ex-rays of my knees and told me that I did have arthritis. The specialist told me he didn’t see the arthritis (or so I understood), but that something was wrong with my knees, he just didn’t know what the problem was.

My left knee isn’t as flexible as the right one is, and neither one is great. I thought maybe the left one had a miniscus tear in it and I was kind of hoping to have surgery on it, as I had heard that the surgery does wonders. He didn’t believe that was the problem either. He did order up the exercises, though and I was able to go to a physical therapist for several weeks and continued with them at home for quite a while.

Since then I talked with a PA that works in the same office, and he told me something like the top of the knee moves along a bone on either side of the knee and that as a person gets older the section it sits on widens causing the knee cap to slide off the bone. It’s only temporary, but it’s excruciating while it lasts. For me, it’s lasted at the most maybe, thirty  seconds, not very long thankfully. Generally, it happens when I’m walking, although my knees act weird when climbing stairs, so I like to use two hands to hold the railing in case one of my knees decides to give out.

He said it is a problem with both men and women, mostly as they get older, and it’s more common with women than men.

When I saw the specialist, I did think of asking him if he thought all the years with me moving furniture with my knees caused my problems, and he didn’t believe that affected them, but I still wonder. Now whenever I move furniture to do cleaning, I do my best to move it from a different position. Since I have the problems I do with my knees, I’m not able to lift say a couch or chair (even with help) with my knees which would be the proper way to lift.

So, I don’t know whether my procrastination with cleaning is because I’m so busy (working two jobs and trying to write on the side), or because I’m trying to keep up with the dishes, or raking leaves or mowing the lawn… Sorry, not meaning to sound highfalutin, mostly trying to make a simple transition between the sections already written with what comes next.

Have you all heard about the cobbler’s son? That could be my main problem. I’m overextended and in the wrong business. I’ve talked about cleaning windows before, but that’s not all we’re a general cleaning business also. Some years we have more other cleaning jobs that others. We cleaned a church for over five years, and right now we’re cleaning a gym twice a week, but thankfully, I’ not doing the cleaning.

I don’t mind cleaning for others, it’s just that I’m busy enough as it is. We’re only doing it on a temporary basis as the regular person that cleans for them is in Russia helping to make her mother’s last days on earth better.

One thing I’ve been trying to do for a long time is building a habit of consistency in my writing, especially my various blogs. I don’t care whether I write a post per day, necessarily, in fact at this stage it’s stupid for me to expect that of myself. But I can get to the place where I can do it every week or at the most ever other week, now that would be grand. Then I could take turns on which one I post and keep them all fairly active.

(As an aside, I wish I could get this blog to post according to my time zone. Right not it’s 7:50 pm in my time zone which is est but WordPress has it as 11:30pm, therefore, I’m obviously not going to get this completed before midnight on WordPress as it’s fast approaching and I have a couple of other things to accomplish before I continue and write everything I hope to write tonight. Sheesh, or ish as a friend would say). Weird, WordPress’s time doesn’t seem to change unless a person is writing. In my time about two hours have passed, but on WordPress it’s only been about twenty minutes.  It says 11:54 now. I may just stop shortly, post this and start again in a few minutes.

I have to interrupt this previously scheduled program to take care of something I promised to do, and then I’m going to cook up some spaghetti squash to have before it gets too late, and then I’ll be back. 

Ooh, got some great ideas for my Christian blog from cooking the squash and trying to remove the seeds. Will post on that later.

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