My 2 youngest did the grocery shopping and the oldest at home is making dinner. My becoming unwell with chronic illness isn't great but it has been good for them in terms of having to learn basic skills like this.
I spoke to the lady who used to clean for me today. I can't afford to pay her at the moment but she's so lovely. She said she would happily visit occasionally and clean in exchange for coffee & company!
I'm hoping my finances improve soon so I can actually pay her again!
I should clarify that what I managed to do today, which took up the whole day with many much longer rest periods in between very short bursts of activity, is barely the equivalent of what my healthy husband gets done altogether in ten minutes on a Saturday morning before I wake up.
@Linuxtjej The nature of the demands change throughout life. I think that I thrived with the structure of school and it has got harder and harder ever since.
"One of the things that was a huge realization for me was when someone explained why ADHD was thought of as a boy's disorder that you grow out of -
Because the men would be assumed to have both a wife AND a secretary, onto whom they would offload everything ADHD is bad at."
I'm trying to implement a #housework routine. I love and thrive with routine but I'm really bad at creating and sticking to them.
I'm trying a mixture of The Organised Mum Method ( #TOMM)and #Flylady, (although I'm less keen on her recently due to her politics) she has some useful ideas.
Monday is supposed to include a #HomeBlessingHour and TOMM'S daily focus for Monday is the living room.
I'm quite pleased with how it has gone. Now I'm exhausted though.
#ADHD #pwME #MEcfs #homemaking
I spent decades of my life in a state of perpetual chaos, frustration and self-loathing until I was finally diagnosed in my 40s with #ADHD. It is still frustration and chaos (still waiting to access meds) but much less self loathing.
Huh! I just learned that we hoomans are one of the few if not the only animals who can run for 40KM straight!
Ofc many other animals outrun us in a spring but long distance we rule!
“Because we cool by sweating rather than panting, we can stay cool at speeds and distances that would overheat other animals.” NYTimes
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