April 7th, 2002

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New time

I think I'm ready I think I'm ready I think I'm ready. I have been waking earlier and earlier, like the animals. I think I can handle the time change.
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Clutter

I am continuing with decluttering. Starting on the systematic method, just fifteen minutes at a time. And still doing the 27-thing-fling. I hope in a couple of months to be able to show a difference in photos. Just keeping up every day for a few months - with the occasional slips - will be something to be proud of, though.

I seem to have recovered completely from the hike. No cramps last night, either. Will I go to the gym today? Maybe. Could be a nice diversion. Besides, it is possible to meet people there. At least a few of them not muscle-heads.

However, I agreed to do someone else's taxes. What is it with me? It 's not like there is anything complicated but why do I offer?
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stuff

I did most of the taxes for this friend at work. But I didn't have some information. I have made notes of what I need, and will send her an email so she can fill it in and send it back tomorrow when she gets to work. Lots of questions in that turbo tax program.

I made myself a nonfat vanilla latte, using my five-dollar espresso pot and fifteen-dollar foamer and a bottle of vanilla syrup. It was great! The foamer makes such good foam. It was almost like eating it, not drinking it.

I have done stuff around the house: did a load of dishes, unloaded the dishwasher, cleaned the stovetop inside and out (it's in the counter), vacuumed, de-cluttered. I don't much feel like going to the gym. But I feel I should, to get my feet wet, to get into this routine, see how it goes. I tend to resist starting anything new when it is in a public place. Just gotta do it.
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sleep

I went to sleep this afternoon. I was afraid I'd wake up really late but it's just a little over an hour. I can still go to the gym and wander my way through the machines as they are available, start on the treadmill maybe. I am not feeling motivated.
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weights

I pushed weights around with my legs, my arms, and I did a little upfront time on the treadmill. On the leg extension machine I got some pains in the back of my right leg. I forget the term for this type pain. But it made me wonder if I was doing the thing right. I also wasn't entirely certain of the way I used the leg press machine. I am using these two to strengthen the vastus medialis oblique muscle, and adjusting according to instructions by my chiropractor and podiatrist but I am not sure I understood them. I need to go ask again, I think.

The highlight of my afternoon was the movie, "Iris". It was showing at the Palm, along with other "indie", foreign, and smart films. Someone coming in said she thought there was an age limit, that you had to be at least 55 to get into the theater. You also almost had to be a woman in the case of this movie. I figured there were about six women for every man there. It's such a terrific film, very moving and intelligent, with good performances both by Judi Dench and Kate Winslet. I can't remember the last time I was so moved and engrossed by a film.
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little by little

I am developing the make-the-bed habit, and keeping the sink free of dishes, getting them right into the dishwasher. I am deliberately trying to do this stuff slowly so it becomes habit, one piece at a time. I'm de-cluttering as I go along. Now I have quite a bit of stuff to drop off at Goodwill. As usual. Only this time I am actually going to bring it there.
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