Checking in for 2023-12-30:
This morning I did my weekly review. I started noticing a lot of items on my next actions lists that I wasn't going to get to this coming week, and my lists were starting to bulge with too many items on it. This weekly review felt necessary to clean up the cruft and get things out of my lists that weren't going to get done this week. Sometimes we need a "not right now" list (which is what my Someday / Maybe list has become). Already I'm feeling like I can tackle these things and get them off of my lists and into the accomplished pile.
I wrote up my intentions for next year. Many of them are intentions from this year with a little shuffling around. Normally I'd feel discouraged by that. "I spent an entire year and I'm still dealing with X and Y and Z". But rather than being discouraged I'm noticing that these are long-term issues that I've had. This isn't a sign that I haven't made progress, rather it's a sign that I'm struggling with some items that are going to take more than a year or so to accomplish. It means that I've picked something that is both meaningful and harder than I originally anticipated. That's life. It's messy and complicated.
JoDee took Pixel to the vet yesterday. I managed to get her into her carrier without much difficulty because she was sleeping and under a blanket. Pixel wasn't happy that I did this, but at least she's up-to-date on her health check-up. We found out that she has a UTI, so the vet gave her some antibiotics to help with that. She is well-hydrated so we didn't really see any of the signs that she had a UTI. Overall she was a good kitten, even though it took three vet techs to corral her to get blood from her. Now I don't feel so bad about getting her into the cat carrier.
Some friends were in town and asked if we could meet up somewhere. Since I'm pretty much home-bound I asked if they'd come here. They agreed and we had a fabulous time catching up and talking. That's the great thing about good friends: it just takes a little bit to get up-to-speed on what all is going on with their lives and it's like no time passed at all. Really grateful that we made it all happen and grateful that they accommodated me by coming over.
That's all for now. More as I know it.