I’m Tired

I’m tired. I admit it. I think I finally have hit the wall as far as carrying the load on this whole Covid-19 thing.


Since March I have been essentially doing all the work in the household. Looking back, I thought it would only be for a few weeks, and now, here we are, at the end of July and our Governor announced that they are expecting a surge in our numbers and we should continue to stay in, protect ourselves, and our elderly population.

My days start early. I am up with the first glimpses of light. The dogs are cared for and I am usually able to find some peaceful time, but with the dachshunds having been sick recently, this did not happen.

I’m not thrilled about going out or ordering out meals. Not that we actually have many places to chose from, but I am not comfortable.

This means I’m cooking six separate meals a day. My meals, and Jack’s.

I’ve let the house cleaning slip a little admittedly, so today I am overwhelmed with vacuuming and washing surfaces down.

And that all makes me tired!

I know, wah, wah, wah! I am full of self-pity and woe. And personally, I do not find it very becoming on me either.

But, I’m tired!

I realize that it’s not just physical tiredness, but I think emotionally I am tired too. How long will this whole Covid thing be with us? How long will normal life not be normal?

I remember the good old days when I went to a WW Class. Afterward, I would slip over to TJ Maxx for a little retail therapy, and stop here or there running errands. Remember those days?

Now, I can report to you, I have not been in a store for retail therapy since early March. The only store I go to is the grocery store. And thankfully, my friends from WW and I have decided to get together once a week at a local Park and share in our weight loss journeys and crazy wild lives.

Thank God for my friends!

I am also deeply grateful for my diet. Planning my meals and staying on this plan has kept me sane. I know I would be a lot more unsettled if I were gaining this whole time instead of losing.

So I apologize, gentle readers, for basically having one giant pity-party today. I just needed to get it all out!

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5 thoughts on “I’m Tired”

  1. You are good to be doing as much as you do. I have to admit I would never do all of it. Jack cooks every day for both of us, i clean up, but he would do it. We share most of the rest of it.He does most of the outside work but I do some outside work too we both take care of the animals hasn’t been so bad. I have a few close friends who are in my little “bubble”. And others we see from a distance. For me, it’s really been OK.

  2. I’m tired too. And lacking in energy to accomplish much. I think it’s okay to be this way for now. It’s a very strange, unsettling time. I hear you on the cooking. We don’t have a lot of options here either so we’ve only eaten out (outdoors) a couple of times very recently. And I’m not shopping either. Unless you count Amazon which is a bit dangerous : ) Take care. Things will improve I’m sure.

  3. I think this whole situation is weighing on all of us… I am not surprised you’re tired. Physically and mentally! Hang in there, you’re doing the right thing!

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