Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tired today...and yesterday.

I usually work through the tiredness; I think "If I wasn't doing this, I'd be sitting doing nothing" and that can't happen as there is always so much to do. Well, yesterday I kind of took the day off. I still cleaned and hoovered and ironed. I still made dinner. But I stayed in my tartan trousers, I applied no make-up...I didn't even pull a comb through my hair.

There was no frantic running. There was not a sign of urgency. Instead, I shuffled.

I walked slowly from room to room, half completing tasks and kicking the occasional teddy bear. Most of my time was spent blogging. Having never blogged as much before, I have to say it was great fun although my head started to hurt after staring at the computer for so long and my body went into a mild shock at not having done any walking. But that aside, it was fun.

A holiday.

I'm still tired today. I still have my tartan trousers on. You should see my hair; I went to bed with it wet and now I'm a fully signed up member of the Hair Bear Bunch (anyone younger than 35 won't have a clue what I'm on about!). I haven't yet placed a mascara wand near my eyes.

So, I'm at a crossroads: do I get dressed, do the housework, cook, do some paid work, go for my usual walk and generally run around like the proverbial blue-arsed fly or do I have another chillin' day? I think I already know the answer....*sigh*. Better go put on another pot of coffee....


SILVER said...

I do have days like that too, Helen. But there'll be good days too and you know that all that you've put in never go to waste ;)

Helen McGinn said...

Tis true, my friend. :o) xx

Jo said...

Get out your yoga mat and do some sun salutations followed by a bit of meditation. Jx

You'll feel great afterwards.

Helen McGinn said...

I did! I did a full hour too. It just wasn't the same today though, without you, the crowd, the coffee and the chat...but still, twas great. xx

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I totally get this! Isn't it funny that doing "nothing" still involves cleaning, cooking, etc. nowadays?? I remember pre-kids when doing "nothing" meant just that!

Have a great day!

Helen McGinn said...

Becky, exactly! I was thinking that as I was writing it...doing nothing means doing the usual with no extras thrown in which is still rather a lot! I'm glad it's not just me... ;O)