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!