You cancel a hike!
You do one load of laundry and it takes you five minutes and two rest stops to bring the clean sheets back upstairs
You take the dogs for a ten minute walk and you need a two-hour nap afterwards
You have twenty bazillion bars of very good chocolate in the house and you’re not interested in eating a single one of them
In fact, the thought of food is enough to make you cramp all over.
Lying on the couch under a down blanket is considered an “activity”
You look at your to-do list for today and ask yourself “what was I thinking?!”
And that’s just today. Last night was another thing altogether. Between being too cold, too hot and too damp (sweat), there was the rustling overhead on the ceiling, which, when I turned on the light, turned out to be a rat. Really? Yes, right above my head. He was wandering through the pink insulation, which will be replaced. So, I suppose we have a small pet until then.
And then there’s the stink bug that’s following me around – I swear it’s true.
On the bright side, I am sitting up for now – the sun is shining through the windows, which really is totally lovely – and Simon is coming home today to soothe my fevered brow, and/or lecture me on how I should be taking care of myself.
No matter – he will cure me with love.
Last night I was thinking that with all this rest, I should at least be having profound thoughts. I tried – really I did.
The deepest thing I came up with was wondering if I should eat some oats. I didn’t. End of thoughts.