I’m back at work this morning, trying very hard to stay all day. My boss has been very sympathetic and understanding, I just don’t want to push it. I’m feeling somewhat better. I know I’m over the virus because I had a very hard time resting yesterday and then last night I didn’t sleep very well. This is generally a sign that I’m doing better – my body has finally returned to it’s usual tricks.
If I hadn’t been feeling icky yesterday it would have been a perfect day. I got along with Josh all day long, got that sock finished, and managed to do a few small things around the house. Had it been a scheduled vacation day I’d have called it a complete win.
We’ve actually been getting along well since Tuesday, which is awesome. I’m not entirely sure why this is though. My best guess is that because I was home resting I wasn’t feeling too much stress. Stress seems to cause a fair amount of trouble in our relationship. I’m hoping since my calendar is clear today and I’ve only got a few things to deal with that today will be a good day as well. I’m hoping anyway.
I guess I’m lucky- my system didn’t try to overload me with too many things at once this time. While I was feeling my worst physically, my mental conditions didn’t seem to be bothering me too much. I guess my brain decided that dealing with everything at once was too much to burden me with. I’m just glad I was able to keep my shit together so well. I don’t think I could have handled too much more than I already was.
The mood has finally leveled out. I’m guessing finishing that first sock and getting the Christmas presents started helped. Even when I’m sick I want to feel like I’ve been able to accomplish something. And the more I have energy to accomplish, the better I feel.
However, having said that… I don’t plan to do much of anything at work today. I’m pretty well prepared for what’s coming next week and there’s only a few things I really *should* get done today, so I’m not going to push it. I’m going to try to concentrate on having a good day with Josh. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to fuck off all day – I’m just not going to push myself to achieve great things. And I brought another washcloth with to knit at lunch. I do love me some washcloth knitting.
So I have some kind of exciting news to share. The nice folks at CureTalk interviewed me this week. I don’t know a whole lot about their organization other than I find the idea of sharing “survivor” stories intriguing. Gemma was interviewed last month and it was pretty cool. If you’d like to read mine, you can visit their site.