Every month, I pick a word that will guide my month and for January, I choose Accomplish. Here's what I've accomplished so far, and what I am hoping I can accomplish within the month:
• Declutter: During 2012, Jen and I acquired a LOT of clutter. We order all of our pet food, litter, etc. via the internet, so those all come in big boxes and in separate containers. When our sisters send us birthday, anniversary, Christmas gifts, etc... those come in big boxes as well, along with wrapping paper and bubble wrap. Than there's clothing that's gotten ruined, or no longer fits, busted storage containers and all sorts of other odds and ends that we don't need and no one else could really use.
I decided I'd order a dumpster, since they're free! Normally, dumpsters are in high demand and if you order one in say January, you won't see one arrive until sometime in March. But I thought, nothing will change if I don't try... So I filled in the online form, and the very next morning I had a call saying a dumpster would arrive on Saturday! Saturday morning rolled around and so did our dumpster and we got a LOT thrown away. As did our neighbors! So we scored all around with that one.
• Blogger of The Month interview: My Blogger of The Month is my lovely friend Sasha, and I decided I'd e-mail her my interview questioner early on. I've learned that if I wait, I never get anything done, so I focused on who Sasha is, what she's about, her passion for arts and crafts, etc. and sent along what I thought my readers would love to know about her!
• Today: This morning I plan on finding a lawyer for my disability case, searching the web for a good psychiatrist for both Jen and I (we need one who's close by, accepts medicaid in Jen's case and financial aid in mine and covers Bipolar Depression, OCD, anxiety, social anxiety and separation anxiety. HOPEFULLY we can find one psychiatrist who fits all of the above.) Than, I'll also be searching for someone who can recommend a gender identity therapist for Jen, so she can get started on her HRT. I've already e-mailed someone from the SLC Pride Center, and I'm hoping they can give me more information. Finally, I'll be calling our local outpatient center and hope they can give us the number for our local case manager. For those who do not know, a case manager is someone who will help you with EVERYTHING, free of charge. Have paperwork coming in you don't know what to do with? Call your case manager. Can't find the right doctor? Call her up. Just need an appointment to discuss how everything is going? Your case manager will be glad to listen.
Our last case manager, Debbie, helped so much. Sadly, she moved! When we were seeing her, she pushed us in a very firm, but caring way and helped us get moving. She's the one who helped us realize Jen was on the wrong medication and seeing the wrong doctor, she was the one who got us situated with our local food bank, etc. Case managers are truly life savers.
So, there's what we've accomplished so far and what I'll hopefully accomplish today, along with a LOT of laundry! What have you accomplished? Do you have any goals for today?