I have to admit something. Yesterday was not such a good day. I got a few things accomplished (made a phone call, washed a load of laundry and put it away, worked on some blog stuff) but most of the day was spent curled up at the foot of my bed feeling sorry for myself. I didn’t change my clothes from the ones I slept in, didn’t brush my hair or my teeth, didn’t shower and I more or less was a huge whimpering mess by evening.
My husband gave me a little peptalk reminding me about how I feel much better on the days I force myself to get out of the house. I just grumbled, thought to myself that he was being insensitive (he wasn’t) and wallowed some more.
Before I fell asleep for the night (which was late) I decided that I *do* need to do certain things every day. I don’t want to spend most of the next 6-12 months wallowing and not enjoying my family and my life. I was cuddling with Katie at bedtime and told her I’d take her to Barnes & Noble today to buy books and she was thrilled. She’s been re-reading her Ramona boxed set, so I knew she’d be excited to get new Beverly Cleary books.
I woke up at 9am, forced myself to shower, brush my teeth, put on basic make-up and then I accidentally took a bit of a nap. *blush* Amazing how something as simple as showering and brushing one’s teeth and doing make-up can be that exhausting. But Valley Fever is a nasty, insidiously mean illness that sucks the energy right out of me!
At noon I was moving again and I announced to the kids that we were headed to San Tan Village to go to Barnes & Noble and lunch, followed by the Gilbert Farmers’ Market at Power Ranch. Kayla announced she had a shift at 3pm (she’s doesn’t usually work Wednesdays) so that sort of foiled MY grand plan.
Ok, quick change of plans…we had two hours to go to Barnes & Noble and get a fast lunch. We hit the bookstore and then ate In & Out in the car. We made it home just in time for Kayla to take my car to work (I’m not driving yet since I’m still suffering severe dizzy spells) and now I’m obviously sitting here blogging.
While I’m very exhausted, I also feel less depressed since we went out and did something fun, got some sunshine, etc. I figured since I’m the type of person who hates lists but realizes that I don’t get much done without them, I decided to make a daily list to keep myself from wallowing like I did yesterday.
3) Brush out my hair, comb into presentable shape for drying naturally
4) Do basic five-minute make-up routine (Bare Minerals foundation, concealer, “well-rested” eye shadow, bronzer/blush, mascara and lipgloss)
5) Put on real clothes, casual is fine but no PJs
6) Take AM meds, have coffee or tea and eat something.
At that point, I might need to rest but then at least I’m ready for the day and won’t be wallowing. 🙂
One other thing that I think is helping….I have trouble getting in enough water even when I feel good, so it’s been hard feeling icky and being nauseous a lot. For some reason Smart Water and is the only water that doesn’t seem to upset my stomach at the moment, so I’m buying the 24oz bottles en masse and keeping a bottle by my side all day long. I’m trying to drink 4 of them a day, minimum. I also am carbonating some water with the soda stream and making spritzers with flavoring essences, etc.
My next goal is finding some juice and smoothie recipes I like. I want to incorporate as many fruits and veggies into my diet as I can. I have a juicer and a Vitamix so I have no excuse to not use them! 😀