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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.

This is 1324 words

Reviewing blog 222 words-post not completed

Biblical Truths blog 77 words-post not completed

1623 total words

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November 2nd-a procrastinator or Type A personality, which one are you?

This is day two of writing as a rebel on my nano project. I didn’t get a head start like I did yesterday, it’s now 11:05 pm and I will be surprised if I am able to get my word count in before midnight.

I did just spend about twenty minutes setting up an item on a writing site that I’ve been a part of since 2007. The item basically has the link to this blog for any that is interested to check out, whether any do remains to be seen.

For that little bit, I wrote about 64 words, but will add it to my total here when all is said and done.

One nice thing about nano, even though you have to wait until November 1 to start writing and you have to quit on the last day of the month, you don’t actually have to write a specific amount of words each and every day. The suggestion is to write aproximately 1667 words daily, and that is to keep the momentum going, because as we all know the majority of people find it hard to keep from procrastinating when there is some major even they want to accomplish.

The only time this may not be a problem is when it’s a Type A personality, (is there still such a thing? I don’t hear about it much anymore), anyway, a Type A personality may not find writing to their taste. I haven’t studied this, so I don’t know for sure, in fact I know someone that owns a Small Press Publishing company that is constantly going to conferences all over the country, and setting up their books published at different events. She, herself has written several books and is a mover and a doer. She was also a teacher but has since retired. I would consider her a Type A personality.

Me? I know I’m not a Type A, but I hope I’m not too far down the line. I think I’ve gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. Why that is, I don’t know. It could be because I work two jobs and it’s easier to say I need some me time once I get home so that it’s then hard to get back in the swing of being busy the rest of the night.

One thing that helps motivate me is loud music, it can be Christian, rock, oldies, anything I can sing to. If I find something I enjoy and can play it loudly, I can get the dishes done, and clean the house. Maybe I could even do some bookkeeping for the business, a much needed task.

Generally I can’t get the music going as my husband is in the other room watching his shows. If I found my mp3 player, it would help a bunch, but I’ve not used it in so long it would be hard to get back into the habit once again.

I am able to work at the computer with music playing, the problem is that I’d want to do some singing out loud and that would disturb not only my husband, but my writing endeavors also.

Lovely, I’m up to 522 words plus the aprox 60 ish earlier, about half way there.

I read something today about characteristics relating to which day on the calendar each of us was born. But first I’m going to take a bit of a break, as I got home from work about an hour ago and have been typing ever since.

I’m back. As I was saying earlier at least with nano it doesn’t matter how many words a person types each day. The suggested amount is 1667 words per day, but anyone can type more or less of that amount. If a person starts out writing at least that much in the first week, then it’s more likely they will continue throughout the rest of the month.

I gave myself a break and played a favorite FB game that is slower than molasses to win, yet I keep playing and wasting my time at it. Two people from my job play it with me. I like some other versions of the game better, but can’t remember what they were called or where they were located when I used to play them a few years agao.

I should have just posted this earlier as then at least it would have been posted for the second-when I began to write it. I’m going to keep that the title even though it’s actually getting posted just after midnight on the third. I do hope to post another installment later on today after I get out of work again. Tomorrow, though, I begin working in the morning, so will have more of the day to do some writing.

I do plan on getting some leaves closer to the road tomorrow and Sunday because they will be in our area first of next week to pick them up.

On this post I have 817 words and the other item has 64words totalling 881 for the day, not counting this section of explanation.

The link to that item is: http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1901622-Participating-in-Nano-as-a-Rebel

 

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