Not the Way I Wanted to Spend the Weekend

by | Aug 28, 2011 | This Lefe Family

one of those days 02Yesterday 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!

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