Sunday, February 06, 2005

I had the strangest experience Friday and Saturday of this week. I was planning to attack housekeeping and physical fitness with real vigor after all the chaos of the past few months. However, I experienced a physical and emotional shutdown Friday evening and all day Saturday. I slept for 11 hours or so Friday night, then went back to bed during the mid-morning hours on Saturday morning. I felt physically ill much of yesterday. It was a real effort to clean one room and go to the drug store to fetch a prescription. I think my body is reacting to 6-7 years of being stressed out and constantly on-call.

9 comments:

Ann said...

Take it easy on yourself. You don't have to do everything TODAY.

Miranda said...

Take time and decompress. You will need the energy to reinvent your personal life.

Randy said...

Perhaps I'll pass the time by figuring out Craig's latest posting and attempting to formulate a non-idiotic response. That should get me up to kickoff later today.

Miranda said...

You can do it by kickoff? I'm jealous. I'd have to block out till next June and maybe, just maybe, have something coherent to respond with.

Going anywhere for the evening? We are going to this ginormous party tonight, but I think we will leave at half time. I still have laundry and math homework to complete.

Randy said...

I'll confess I have to print out Craig's posts and make notes as I read them. Only then do I dare respond, unless I think of something smart-alecky to say right off the bat.

We're staying in for the Big Game today. We may watch a Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Seinfeld or something first.

Phoebe said...

Um, during the game we went to IHOP, and there were only two other customers there. The streets were eerily clear. We suck, huh?

That complete physical/emotional exhaustion thing -- that sounds like major depression to me. Will you check in tomorrow and tell me how you feel?

none said...

Something similar happened to me on the weekend, which sucks because I have to (especially) work on the weekends. If it keeps up you might want to talk with a doc.

Craig said...

Sometimes you need to have an intermission between challenges - and this certainly is the time for that. Every once in a while, I (who can barely be said to have responsibilities) find that I just have to ignore everything and spend a day or two doing nothing at all. Start the next task with a tabula rasa.

Besides, anyone attempting to find coherence in my posts will certainly need to be well-rested, creative, and, most likely, crazy.

Randy said...

Thanks, everybody. I'm feeling much better today. It's been a little weird without kids tugging at me all the time. Didn't know how strange that would feel.