10 December 2021

A Friday At Home

Yesterday afternoon, I decided that I was going to take a personal day today, because I just felt so tired and so sluggish.  I have been sleeping as well as I usually do - which isn't that great, but I've never been that good of a sleeper - but I was just feeling like I was dragging myself around the world.  I know that it has a lot to do with the stressful situation at work, which has amped up comsiderably in the past couple of weeks.  So on the spur of the moment I decided, since there was nothing that I specifically needed to be at work to do today.

Last night I just *had* to go to bed much earlier than I usually do, because I was just kind of sitting watching a show with The Tim, and missing most of what was happening, since I was dozing in and out.  

Well, I think my self-diagnosis (such as it is) was correct.  Because after going to bed really early, and then waking up this morning at 8:30 a.m., I feel So Much Better!  And I can't think of the last time I slept so late.  (Yes, 8:30 a.m. is late for me.  I realize that for a lot of people it is too early, but there you are.)

So today I plan to do as much or as little as I feel like doing.  I know that as soon as I go back to work on Monday, things will be extremely stressful again, and I'll start all over again, but that will be then.  In the meantime, I'm going to just go with my own flow.  

The only very specific plan I have for the weekend is getting my hair cut tomorrow, so the rest is just my time to decorate and do some baking (hopefully).  I found a new recipe for some sugar-type cookies that use cream cheese as one of the ingredients, so I want to try those.  I'll be sure to let you know if they are deemed successful.  

The Tim sent this to me yesterday, and I decided to share it with you.  I'm sure we've all heard of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, but did you know there is yet another one that's been discovered??

Here's hoping your weekend is free of bagpipes (unless you like them, in which case, go for it - the bagpipes, not the virus!), and that you can enjoy whatever you like about the holiday season, or even just simply a pleasant weekend.   Take care, and remember - if you are feeling too tired, get some REST!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's amazing how much a toxic workplace can really take it out of you. I've been there! I'm really wishing 2022 brings you a better work opportunity. In the mean time - take all the personal time you can!

Kim in Oregon said...

I read a story yesterday in the NYT that there is a CREAM CHEESE SHORTAGE so hopefully you are well stocked with cream cheese for your baking adventure. I have a few here just in case.

Araignee said...

I haven't seen an entire show in a week now. I fall asleep in the middle of everything and then I wake up at 5 am. My sleep clock is a mess.
Before it's done we're all going to have our own variant. Daughter is reporting that the kids and coaches who are attending competitions are dropping like flies with it. The worst she's seen yet.

KSD said...

Oh, Tim --- great find!

Dee said...

Stress is a pain in the arse! Feeling it over here too.

What I need is a good nap and it's only 8:17 in the morning. LOL

I had to send that joke over to Stephen. I saw it a few weeks ago and thought it was hilarious ................the bagpipes. Not the virus.

Nance said...

I've been feeling overwrought and fatigued, too. Stress is a killer. Our weather has been ridiculously changeable, and that can bring on these symptoms, too--sort of a migraine malaise without the headache.

Funny comic about the Scottish Variant. I like bagpipe music for some reason, so it really made me chuckle. Your cookies sound good; let me know if the cream cheese dough was a pain.

Ellen D. said...

Glad you took the day off to relax and recover! Have a nice weekend!

Meredith MC said...

You inspired me to make an appointment for a haircut. Thank you!

Kym said...

I'm so glad you decided to take a day off, Bridget. I'm sending good work juju your way . . . in the hope that it helps alleviate some of the stress . . . maybe a little bit. XOXO