Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 2.20 miles; Running Total: 208.29 miles)
Day 250 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
This morning I noticed several red spots and what looks like one small pimple on my right breast. I don’t normally get pimples on my chest so I pointed this out to the radiation nurses at my appointment. They said, yes, I’d probably start seeing a radiation rash soon.
I’ve also noticed some fatigue. By noon I’m dragging ass and have to take a nap. Staying active helps with the fatigue. So does giving myself a break in the middle of the day. Even with a nap I’m ready for bed by nine o’clock.
Believe me, I recognize how incredibly fortunate I am to have the luxury of taking a nap in the middle of the day. I know there are plenty of cancer patients who have to work through cancer treatment. A nap isn’t usually an option when you have a day job.
After radiation I made a run to Staples. After using a paper planning system for years I attempted to go to an all electronic planning system this year. I tried using the calendar on my phone to schedule appointments and plan my day.
I hated it. I’d forget things even with reminders popping up on my phone.
There is something about the act of writing that seals a thing in my brain. I don’t get that same something with an electronic planner. Only a paper system will do.
I worried a little about finding a day planner. After all it’s March and buying anything calendar related is sort of a January thing. Staples didn’t let me down though.
I found a planner with the exact format I was looking for. I prefer a view of the entire week with each day broken down by hour. This planner even appealed to my inner nerd with a section of graphing paper at the bottom of every page. I don’t know when I’ll use it, but it’s kind of cool to know I can doodle a unit circle any time I want.
I knew I made the right choice switching away from the electronic system because I was excited to ‘move in’. As soon as I got home I instantly started filling out appointments and birthdays. I lost myself for a good hour in my new planning system.
Today’s silver lining: My new day planner.
I swear, this is not my silver lining because my day was boring and I didn’t have anything else. It was a good day. I’m just that excited about my new planner.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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