This is OCD.
I wanted to put it here for… I don’t know why, so its somewhere someone can see it. There are pages full of of things I do that one might call “chores” [the pages with the things crossed out are shopping lists], things like washing the laundry, folding the towels, mopping the floor, etc. I do lots of things like this anyway, but with Mom in bed I feel like its up to me. The notebook starts on January the 7th. So far there are roughly 45 days marked in the notebook, with an average of 16 things on each list, plus the three medication time marks that are on each page.
Adding something to my page for that day makes me so happy. It keeps me motivated. As I load in dirty towels to the clothes washer I think, “When I’m done, I can put ‘Loaded clothes washer.” in my notebook. As I record my good deed warmth radiates out from my writing hand and I smile and whatever else is hurting or making me sad goes away for a little while.
Plus, you know, the front has the Disney faeries on it.