Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Day Off


Do you ever go to bed with a list of things to do the next day in anticipation of productivity, but instead you wake up with a, “I’ve hit the wall,” feeling?” That’s what’s happening to me today.

While my kids are at school, I HAD planned to:
- walk a couple of miles
- go to a saddlery store to buy a helmet and half chaps
- go to a blood drive and make a donation
- do a load or two of laundry
- straighten up something in the house
- pay a couple of bills

What I WILL do is:
- Have a day off!
(by the way, which will end at 2:45 when Mallory, child #3, gets home from school.

I’m rarely lethargic, but this morning, I’m feeling it. After hitting the snooze twice, I sat up in bed, then felt the stiffness in my body as my feet hit the floor. Everything’s been in slow motion since.

Three contributing factors:
- It’s dreary, with off and on rain
- I haven’t exercised in a few days
- It is only the third day of school and I’m adjusting to
the new routine

I’m going now - to have a cup of tea. Then I’ll get dressed - only because I have to take Layla (my dog) for a walk to the corner and back. By that time, I’ll be more alert, and hopefully, I’ll allow myself a true day off.

Gotta run…2:45 will be here soon!

How often do you "hit the wall" and how do you recover?

9 comments:

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Bernie said...

Don't stress with it. Everyone has times like these. The world wasn't made in a day amd tomorrows will often suffice.

Someday when you have an empty nest and you look back on these years, you will never think of the days you hit a stone wall. You will remember the days you played tag with your children.

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Anita said...

Thank you BERNIE; I know you are completely right.

Anita said...

COFFEELVNMOM, thanks. I'll try that soon.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"What I WILL do is:
- Have a day off!"

Oh, I so like you. I can convince myself to do the same EVERY day.

Anita said...

MIDLIFE JOBHUNTER - wouldn't that be nice! :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

P.S. You asked on my blog how many states I had visited. 49. I'm missing Washington however I've seen it. I stood across the Columbia River from it and was just that close. But since I haven't stepped foot in it, can't count it. Maybe when the kids are all through college.

Anita said...

MIDLIFE JOBHUNTER, I am impressed with your "states visited" record of 49! I'm certain that you'll get to Washington.