April 2017 turns out to be my “mense horribilis”. I mentioned in March that my mother was ill, and in April she passed away, which overtook everything else. You might want to give up, avoid this litany of misery/melodrama and pick up again in May when things have improved.
About the clearest April 2017 thing was the above Latin translation for horrible month (kudos to the Queen, whose birthday made me think of it).
|Too many migraines, too much chocolate, and too much time sitting on the phone.|
That’s all I’ve got to say. Aside from don’t bother checking the tracking.
|Beauty: presence||🙂||🙁||Got my hair cut for the funeral, wish I hadn’t.|
|Beauty: home||😐||🙂||We’ve started talking about getting the bathroom done again. I’m pretty sure that I don’t want a freestanding clawfoot bath. Lovely as they look I’ve no desire to spend time vacuuming dog hair out from beneath it.|
I speculated about what life without electricity would be like, and now I’m wondering if we should think about our own power generation.
|Beauty: garden||🙂||🙂||And we started talking about the garden again, starting with getting some old dying trees cut down.|
|Friendship: friends||😐||😐||I did lunch, but my poor friends must have been bowed down by the weight of my self-centeredness. I encourage you to take photos anyway.|
|Friendship: creatures||🙂||🙂||Pretty girl had her arthritis injection, and the dogs are all lovey dovey now that we are all home again. Not looking forward to helping them drop their excess weight.|
|Friendship: contribution||🙂||🙁||Nothing to say. Except how not to deal with the business of death.|
|Pleasure: adventure||😐||🙁||No adventure, just skirting the edges of rage producing insanity.|
|Pleasure: recharge||🙂||🙁||What pleasure?|
|Wisdom: growth||😐||🙁||Less than nothing to say. Or maybe a little about how to cope when you can’t monotask.|
|Wealth: Business Development||😐||🙁||Even less than nothing to say.|
|Wealth: income||😐||😐||Haven’t run the numbers yet.|
April 2017 takes up 43 pages in my Productivity Journal, and most of them are full up with notes from assorted conversations with various business and institutions relating to my mother’s care, funeral and estate. There are no achievement stickers or gold stars, mainly just swear word doodle patterns.
If you made it this far, congratulations! Why don’t you cheer me up with your April 2017 highlight in the comments below?
If this has been too much for you, you can find more cheerful reports at the Project Worthwhile Life page.