2017-09-21 Bouncing Back

The entire day yesterday was a challenge. Everything from going through our daily routine to trying to get some exercise despite feeling like the gum on the bottom of someone’s shoe. I did manage to find enough energy last night to mow the front yard and stayed up until just past 10 helping Z study Spanish vocabulary. I was ready to go to sleep and my voyage into dreamland was less like drifting and more like crashing.

When my alarm went off at 3AM which is my wake up time according to the new sleep cycle I am trying I thought about it for about a minute and decided that if my body is fighting off something wicked, then it needs sleep to be able to do that successfully. I rolled over and went back to sleep and woke up again at 6:30AM, which is more around my normal time. In hindsight it was a good decision and I’m not going to try to transition to the E2 until I feel like I am well again.

I still don’t know what was wrong, but I feel better today. Perhaps some sneaky virus affecting my entire system. Perhaps just the net result of overdoing..well.. lots of things. Strange that I could be overdoing anything when I am not working and have loads of extra time to do everything. But whatever.

Today I’ve been more productive and have been in better spirits too. My mom came over briefly which is a rare occurrence. She brought me some tomatoes from her garden. I still have more popping, but will take any given to me as I’m really trying to can and preserve as much as possible to use throughout the year. So far I’ve made batches of chili, pasta sauce, and loads and loads of salsa. I’ve also frozen the extra blanched tomatoes that can be used for anything once thawed.

It’s unseasonably hot out this week with temps in the 90s so it hardly feels like fall and the end of the growing season right around the corner. Still, my cucumber and zucchini have completely died away already. I’m not really sad about it, I’m completely sick of cucumber, and the zucchini is something I am still learning how to cook so that I like the taste. I did some roasting but it still seemed quite bland. I think I let the veg get too big and they were not very good. A lesson for next year if I decide to plant them again.

After dinner tonight I am headed over to my friend Amy’s house to give her a wedding shower gift. I’m super excited for her to be getting married and everything in her life seems to be going fantastically. It’s nice to have people in my life I can look to for positive examples. I always enjoy catching up with her and am really looking forward to the wedding. Even more so now that I have a date!!

I’ve got to run now as the oven timer is telling me it’s time to turn the chicken. It’s good to be getting back to my normal self even if I was only really out of it for one day.

Like a Rubber Ball,
~Miss SugarCookie

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