Today I am checking out of my life. It's Saturday. Usually full of housework, bulk cooking and organizing, errands, bill paying and some quality time with "the boys" and a quick run to meet a girlfriend or two.
Today - nothing. I am still in my pajamas. I am not getting out of them - unless its to take a long hot bubble bath. I got up this morning and found myself starting to clean the bathroom before I'd even had a cup of coffee - I put everything down and left it. It can wait one more day or someone else can do it.
Today I'm taking care of just me. I'm going to watch my beloved food porn on TV all day, I'm going to read my new Clean Eating book, my new mystery novel and do nothing else. There's lots of stuff in the fridge that the guys can throw together for meals. I made myself a pancake and a cup of coffee and that's as much effort as I am putting into today.
I haven't been well the last few weeks. It turns out I am severely iron deficient and to a lesser degree, Vitamin D3 deficient. This has caused extreme exhaustion and severe muscle pain for the last month. I've started taking iron supplements and upped my Vitamin D3 and should be back to normal in a few weeks. It's amazing how much our mind affects our physical state. Even though I know its not possible for 2 days of supplements to fix the deficiencies, I feel so much better already - just knowing that I am doing what I need to do to get better. The other part of my doctor's orders are to sleep as much as my body wants to and rest for at least two weeks.
Unfortunately, I have to work but I can fit in rest periods here and there. I've decided today will be one.
Hope your Saturday is wonderful!!!
And totally unrelated, this is my new favourite "feel good" song. The first time I heard it was on the Canada for Haiti telethon. I can't believe I've never heard this before. I play it over and over, I can't imagine ever getting sick of it: Wavin' Flag by K'Naan.