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I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Whew

This past weekend I realized I was pooped. Really tired. Wiped out.

Years ago when I was working hard to support my three kids, I would have a "veg" weekend about every six months. Stay in pajamas, watch movies, doze, read, then nap, and have my kids do the cooking and me have no responsibility. It felt great, and they felt grown up as they bustled around fixing meals and trying to be quiet when I was sleeping (again).

When I became aware of how tired I felt this past weekend, I decided to have a "veg" day. My Sunday was that day. Not getting dressed or shower till I felt like it later in the day. Not doing things in case others came by, and answering the phone call invitations with "no thanks, I am spending time with me and my cat today".


Of course my cat Lola loved it. I brushed her long hair in the morning and throughout the day when she would curl up on the love seat next to me with her head on my ankle or my leg. I watched a variety of older movies on Netflix and listened to some music and slept a little.

This morning I checked my biorhythm. I am still bottomed out intellectually (duh) as well as emotionally and physically. No wonder I am so exhausted.

I am so glad I listened to my body telling me to take it easy for a day. I got a great sleep that night and woke refreshed and ready to join the world again. Still not a lot of energy, but that will increase as the days unfold this week.

Hope you all have an excellent week and have energy to spare to enjoy the coming weekend.

All photos found on Google. 

17 comments:

Akannie said...

CiCi, I have days like that all too often, and there's nothing to do but give in to it. :)

It's a beautiful day here today and I am slowly moving into it...I love those kitty pics...and am glad you and Lola had a private girls day!

LL Cool Joe said...

I think we all need days like that, but for some reason I rarely get one!

Abby said...

Sounds heavenly! I just read an interesting article about "other" quotients than I.Q. that are important. "B.Q" , or Body Quotient, was one of the tops. We need to be aware and listening to our bodies to be our best. Good for you for listening! I'm sure the cat enjoyed it too.

Kristina P. said...

I'm just impressed you showered at all! I just lay around on my sofa all day on my veg days.

Rock Chef said...

I need a day like that.

Haven't done boirythms in a long time - I am always amazed at how well it works.

bill lisleman said...

if that helps you sleep better than it's a good thing. I don't think people sleep well enough.

Brian Miller said...

i have to do that as well ocassionally...just pause and let it be...and let myself recoop...glad you listened as well...

Monisima's Life in the Philippines said...

Thank you for the remindere that the little things we do matter a lot because they are the stuff that recharge us:)

Unknown Mami said...

I love veg days. I don't get any anymore, but when the girls get older I am going to borrow a page from your book.

Ina in Alaska said...

Every now and then I will allow myself a day like that. No shower, comfy clothes, just do what I want.

Glad you and Lola had such a day!

DJan said...

Nice! Sunday was a laid back day for me, too. I finished a good book and started another, watched a little TV and went to bed early. I did get dressed, but pretty much that was it! Good on you for taking a day for yourself. :-)

Jeanie said...

Wow, that sounds wonderful. I'm glad you got to have a day to recharge.

Ms. A said...

Since I'm no longer raising kids, or taking care of grandkids, I have days like that all the time, just because I can. It hasn't always been that way. I used to stay so busy I didn't realize how dang tired I was. Good for you for taking the time to listen to your body and what it needed!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have days like that often :) Hope your feeling stronger now.

Stickup Artist said...

I don't make enough time for those kinds of days, but when I do, I always feel recharged. And usually, ice cream figures into it. Have a good rest, you've been thru a lot and untended emotions do take their toll. As the song goes, "Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

hope your batteries recharged :)

terri said...

When you're that tired, it's hard to really throw yourself into anything (except vegging!) You did the right thing.