Reread my thought record. I think it’s ok if I let the used clothes touch my shirt as I’m carrying them downstairs. I’m visualizing me doing it and am not getting too many dread thots. Not gonna hug my ‘used’ washcloths, tho!
Well, that erp didn’t work out too well. So then I’m in the shower crying. I have to be careful in the tub so I don’t contaminate the curtain or the walls, my soap is disappearing fast and I botched up my ERP for the day. After a long time and lots of wall/shower curtain spot wiping,I finally get out of the bathroom and get dressed. My face is all blotchy red, my eyes are sore and blurry and my mind is exhausted. Now I’m supposed to go on with my day like everything is fine. But it’s not. And then I look outside and realize that all my snow shovelling of 2 days ago has disappeared under the newest dumping. I am sick of the snow and it hasn’t even been here a month yet!
After a while I felt better. Then this other thought pops into my head, from my wiser Self. It goes: 'isn’t it better that you make all your mistakes now, while you still have an opportunity to discuss them with your counsellor Monday if you can’t solve them on your own?' I hate it when she’s right.
Especially 'cause I want to be ‘right’. And finished my ERPs. Cause as far as I have planned this is the last one. Couldn’t the last one be easy? But that is not the way it works. When I did the easiest one, it was also very hard. But not traumatic. I wish that my erp’s were all like the mailbox one years ago! One try, success and freedom. I still don’t feel like grading this erp. I just think I flunked again. And I don’t want to hear how since I actually got the laundry done, it was ok. It was no worse than doing laundry and showering afterwards. I just want to go to sleep and try again tomorrow. At lunch. After I’ve slept half the day away. And if it doesn’t work I want to just be able to go back to bed.
So, Abigail, i guess i too, am not really that accepting of a less than perfect grade. :) But i want to be. Because that is the only way i'll survive this. So here goes:
10/10 for bringing the laundry down to the machine, not worrying if it touched my clothes.
5/5 for putting the detergent in without any mishaps.
2/5 for wiping down dryer and washer because while i was concentrating on the wiping my other
hand might have touched my clothes. Don't know for sure, didn't know what to do. Guess i
botched it up again. i undressed and did some other cleaning chores and then
0/10 had my second shower in maybe an hour.
17/30 total. A pass. Barely. In my not-so-tolerant mind it registered failure. Again. Humpf. Another try tomorrow. I can't fail at this EVERY time, can i????