I’ve been poisoned. There’s just no other explanation for how I’m feeling today. At 2:00 on Monday afternoon, I am finally, finally coming up from a long sleep-wake-hydrate-sleep-wake-eat-sleep-wake cycle. My blood feels like it’s sludge. My head feels like someone took a hammer to it. I’m hot and it’s not because it’s warm outside. I must have been poisoned. Here’s how it happened:
Friday was hot. Really hot. I walked a lot in the afternoon and by the time I went to meet up with a group for worship in the park, I was literally steamed out.
Next weekend, the youth group kids have their exams so we planned to spend this weekend studying and preparing. That involved staying in the basement overnight studying and talking, eating food with questionable content… and also no sleep… well, that was the plan. After much talk, much studying, much work, I took a nap sitting on a chair, my head leaning on a table in front of me. Not the makings of a comfortable rest.
After just a couple hours, we were up and at it again. We made breakfast and studied until midday. The kids have a great work ethic and they didn’t complain. I think I lucked out with this group.
I had to tutor a kid in Math after that and I definitely was not at my mental peak. I did an equation twice before realizing I had written the wrong sign when I copied the question down. Yikes! We had to take a break in the middle of the class, just to sip some water and look at the view out the window.
But I had also promised to join the spin class. 35 minutes of intense cardio, fueled by a sample of an energy supplement which I’ve never tried before.
I met an elderly man on my way home and had the most interesting discussion about religion and tradition. I wasn’t at my mental peak but we had a little banter that made me think I was holding my own.
And then I got home, took a well-needed shower and started watching Naked and Afraid and couldn’t finish a single episode without nodding off. I fell asleep waiting for my dinner to heat up. Then I ate and fell asleep again. I woke up at about 10:30, convinced I would be able to stay up late again because I’d just spent the evening eyes closed. I started reading a new novel that was supposed to be a thriller. But neither the book, nor the ice cream I ate to cool down my insides, could keep me awake.
And when I woke up on Monday morning, my head was heavy, achy, and spinning. Which is how I ended up drinking my weight in water (that’s how it felt) and going back to sleep, convinced I’ve been poisoned.
At 2:00 in the afternoon, I am finally recovered and ready to take on the world I’ve been missing in the past 72 hours. Now what shall I do with myself?
My goals this week:
- Submit my latest manuscript to a publisher
- Get my diet back on track
- Run 3 times
- Finish reading 2 books
- Start working on a new novel. I think I have my outline finished.
What was the best/worst part of your weekend?
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