Yesterday was such a beautiful day. Ali and I worked the concession stand at the home cross country meet at the high school yesterday morning. I enjoyed talking with one mom there especially, as we are finding out that our daughters suffer from the same hip problem. (I’ll share more about that later.) I really like this mom, and find our conversations uplifting.
After returning home, I made lunch, and decided I would spend some time outside on the deck. As I was enjoying my time outdoors, and thinking ahead to what we could do the rest of the day with our open schedule, I began to feel terrible within a matter of minutes. My sinuses began to fill up, my body began to ache, especially my arms and legs and my head began to spin. I couldn’t believe how fast this was coming on!
I came back in and spent most of the rest of the day in the recliner, under a blanket. This was NOT the way I wanted to spend my day…and a beautiful day on top of that! I felt like I was hit by a truck, and all I felt I could do was cry. 🙁
I went to bed early, and this morning I’m feeling somewhat better. I’m still not 100%. I already take allergy medicine, a nasal spray and Mucinex every day during this time of year. I’m forcing myself to drink lots of water. And I’m resting.
This was the weekend I was going to be taking some time off from everything regarding work, including going to church at the Mission. I guess God really wants me to spend some time with Him, and to really get some rest. That’s about all I feel I can do right now. I did do a couple of loads of laundry, and since it’s so nice outside, I hung them outside on the clothes line. It’s a good thing we didn’t have anything planned for the weekend!
Part of me gets frustrated, because I feel like I’m wasting time and I’m wasting a beautiful day. And part of me realizes I need to take care of myself, and give myself permission to rest. I guess that’s just the way I am.
Back to the recliner I go. At least I have the windows open and can enjoy the outdoors that way. I pray I feel better soon!