Today has been one of those lazy “busy” days. It hasn’t been a day of busy work though. Busy work has a tendency to put me in a near foul mood. No, today has been filled with a doctor’s appointment that went surprisingly well and then a journey to my happy place: Barnes and Noble’s.
Roaming the stacks; having a cool mocha frap on a wonderful summer day and just relaxing outside of the apartment was just what I needed. It was like taking my first deep breath in…I don’t know how long. Perspectives were re-ordered just a bit, and goals were reviewed and organized…again.
One big thing that helped in all this was energy, as in – I had some. For the past while, with the various injuries and illness in general, there has been a blaring lack of energy. Last week, just on a whim, I took my blood pressure while I was feeling so exhausted and was shocked at the reading – 80/40! No wonder it felt as if all my energy was required just to lift a pen.
After a quick call to the doctor’s office, medication was re-arranged and little by little energy returned.
Now I feel as though I am actually going to accomplish the things, at least some of the things, I lay out for myself for the day. Today was the first day I accomplished more than a couple of things on my list and had some energy to spare. And the villagers rejoiced mightily!
(Some) Kidding aside – things are once again looking up, and forward. The two important tasks for me outside of the family is to get these tax papers finished and out; and to finish WHRT on time. Of these two, I am more confident of having the novel finished and submitted on time with the tax papers not too far behind.
On the family front, I have already found a Christmas present for The Husband. It is not secured at this moment, but it soon will be. (I know I am feeling better if I am already preparing to Christmas shop! Isn’t it wonderful?!). Along with the present, there are several new books added to the To Read list.
I am looking forward to the days ahead again. It is refreshing.