What a weekend! I usually don’t post spur of the moment post like I am today but I felt the need to. My body has a way of telling me when it’s time to rest and take a break from everything and it slammed into a wall last night around 9pm. I haven’t been sick in a while but I knew what was coming. I figure it was just allergies. Our weather has been changing a lot lately and even Gus has puppy allergies. But when I rolled out of bed this morning I felt like someone had ripped my limbs off. My body ached, my throat sore and my head hurt. Sundays are my shopping days. I make a grocery list the night before and go early Sunday morning. Then I finish up anything I need to finish before the work week. Clearly that wasn’t happening today. I felt terrible. Ever since I got married, I have been staying on myself to help out more around the house. Since Judd works weekends, I grocery shop, do the laundry, take Gus for a long walk. But today I threw in the towel. If there are things I am thankful for every day it’s the people in my life. My mother called me this afternoon and had a heart to heart on everything. She always tells me to take a step back and rest when it’s needed. My body needs the rest as of lately. Work has been stressful for not only me but Judd. He works his tail off just so we can afford to live. But this is a two-part deal. We both work to provide. No free rides, no charity just hard work. Well all the hard work has driven me to empty. Judd got off work around 2pm this afternoon after working since 5:30am. His job is to take care of people at the hospital and today he came home and took care of me. I cannot express how thankful I am to have him in my life. He could easily have come home and rested after a long day at work but he didn’t. Marriage isn’t always easy. it takes a lot of work and patience to make it work. We are a family and that means taking care of each other and looking out for each other’s well-being. He’s a saint!
Gus even got a sense that I wasn’t 100% today. He has yet to leave my side. He curled up next to me and even rested his head on my neck. I have always been a dog person but owning a dog of my own really changes things. He cares for me the way I care for him.
As for me, I am hoping to kick this thing in the butt in time for work tomorrow. Lots of rest, fluids and love from my boys will make this thing manageable!