The truth is, I think I’m a step beyond tired – maybe close to exhausted. I prefer to be strong and healthy and energetic 24/7 – but the truth is – not today. Maybe not even tomorrow.

Maybe, after the moving and the closure of an important relationship, there was bound to be a slump. This is my slump.

My knee is hurting pretty bad today. Going up and down stairs has been painful. It’s a bit better now – but yeah – I fell hard. And the rock was solid.

And I put my back out. I have no idea when I did that and it’s not awful but it is certainly twingeing. And that’s a sure sign of stress or exhaustion or both.

My body is talking to me. I am going to listen.

I had lunch with Joan today – another catch-up which was rather nice. And while that was happening, I had my car across the street at a glass shop having yet another windshield ding repaired.

And because I was in the north end, I dropped into Cabela’s (eek!) – my excuse (good one) is that they are the only place I can get Darn Tough socks – the ones in my size etc.

So I bought some Darn Tough socks, and no, I am not telling you how many. But later this afternoon, as I was walking in the back 40 with Abby, I thought to myself, “Well, I have enough socks and because they are guaranteed for life, I will never have to buy socks again!”

And then I laughed and laughed and laughed.

I went to Costco and bought another of those monster packages of chicken thighs. I gave myself plenty of time to cruise all the aisles – check things out. I confirmed what I had always thought: I am not a Costco shopper. When I looked at the monster packaging and calculated prices, I came to the conclusion that there aren’t a lot of savings on stuff here. And besides, where pray tell, will I put 2,304 rolls of toilet paper in my little place?

Okay – it’s good for dog food (raw chicken in bulk) and good for dog beds (I didn’t buy one but when I need to, this is the place). It’s also good for the odd bit of clothing that comes in – like the packable down jackets and merino tops. As far as I could tell, that was about it. As for tins of tuna? – cheaper at Thrifty Foods.

I was also pleased to note that I am not an impulse buyer – I had no urge at all to buy a multi-faceted and pronged shiny metal floor lamp nor did I want a kitchen gadget that slices, dices and splices kumquats and turnips.

Tomorrow the market. Tomorrow I will also take a huge basket into the back 40 and pick very ripe and yummy blackberries.

Right now? Maybe some quiet lying on my red couch, reading, meditating time – being kind to myself.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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2 Responses to Tired

  1. Pat says:

    Hi Goody, sorry to hear your knee is sore – you did fall hard, right on that boulder! I was thinking yesterday you have probably hiked every day since you got back! I agree with your views of Costco 😃 I hope you are having a restful day, you deserve it! Cheers and hugs, Pat 🤗

  2. goodyniosi says:

    Hugs back to you – tons of them

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