Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Taking a Week Off

Boy, am I tired. As much as I'd like to keep slapping paint on the walls my body doth protest too much! My knees are creaky and my right arm feels like a dead tree limb that I have to constantly drag everywhere with me. Bahhhhh! So I am forcing myself to take a week off from the extracurricular activities. And really, for once the weather is going along with my mood. Although the sun doesn't set for another 2 hours it's very dark and gloomy, windy and wet, perfect for indulging my do-nothing self.

It's feast or famine around here. Either I'm going 90 mph like a whirling dervish or I'm flat out on the couch watching Downton Abbey.  Today I choose...the couch!

Yesterday I chose the couch too as a migraine sent me home early from school for a much needed headache pill, cup of tea and a snooze. On days like that I feel like a senior citizen! I don't know if it's the time change, going back to getting up at 5am after March break or possibly both...not to mention I'm not as young as I used to be.

One thing I do know though is I'll get my energy back soon. I'm juicing once a day plus eating ratatouille and salads. Don't count me out quite yet. Put the sun back in the sky and nudge the temperature up a few more degrees and my mood and energy levels will soar!

Until then...


  1. Yes, take a break! Sounds like you need it. And enjoy that nap :)

  2. I hear you !! The sun is a powerful healer...come on sun!
    Jane x

  3. livingrichonthecheapMarch 19, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    I think you definitely need a break - maybe the headache is from all those bloody paint fumes! Take care

  4. You deserve a rest!!! And you look so comfy

  5. I'm not a nutritional expert by any stretch but I'm wondering if you are getting enough protein in your diet? Perhaps that may help with the energy levels.

  6. Since you worked your whole Spring break from the regular job, take some time off! Like they say, the work(house redo work)will still be there when you get back.
    Spring starts in about 2 hours from now.....come on sunshine!!

  7. You are like me and over do my dear and then you pay for it! Love you.....

  8. I'm like that too. I'm running around tearing apart the house or I'm out cold. I think when I do have energy, I feel the need to burn it all off at once. I should try to use it slowly. LOL

  9. I'm not quite sure how I stumbled onto your blog, but somehow I did and your story resonated with me. Some people binge watch Breaking Bad or Downtown Abbey, but I binge read all of your posts. I was first intrigued because I'm a teacher and am 5 years away from retirement. I also have a financial plan so I can live a comfortable, yet simple life. I hope the retirement dream includes lots of cycling, traveling, and unstructured time. Your story was like reading a favorite book where I was pulling for the main character. I admire your grit, your humor, your dedication to teaching, your wisdom; all those qualities that make you, YOU. I know I only get to see the small part of your life you share on the blog, but I feel like I know you. I can't wait to see how the story of your life unfolds. Do not doubt yourself or your ability to follow your dreams to your sweet Crofter's Lane. You once wrote that you were a survivor, but you are so much more than that, not only will you survive, you will THRIVE, and there will be a friend in Columbia, MO cheering you on. Kim


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