I took a break today from being overwhelmed, from thinking, from worrying, from reading, from journaling, from being aggitated by the tenants upstairs (they weren't home ALL day - Amen!) and from feeling like crap. Physically this was the first day in WEEKS upon weeks when I didn't feel like crap, though parts of my face, neck & chest are still red, itchy & puffy. Psoriasis - yesterday was horrendous! My face and arms were swollen, red, hot & itchy. It drove me crazy! And I had a nasty sinus headache.
In an effort to keep my mind and body calm, I'm not yet going to get into here what I've been overwhelmed with, worrying & thinking about. Instead I'm going to focus on the break I took from it all today because it felt good. By the time Hubby arrived home from work, I felt good!
It was quiet because, as I mentioned above, no one was home upstairs ALL day! I'd been outside to the basement 3 times to do laundry and once to take out garbage. Yes, it was cold but it felt wonderful. (Probably because for once the heat worked properly and I didn't spend the day shivering inside thru a bitter cold day). I futzed around with my blog, something I really enjoy doing. I showered - nothing makes one feel human again like taking a well needed shower! I threw together a batch of home made chicken soup which turned out REALLY good! We ran to the library so Hubby could pick up a book he requested and I not only returned books but didn't leave there with any! (Can't say the last time that happened!)
Even now I'm still feeling good. It's quiet. Hubby's asleep (has been for an hour already - he's still sick and it was busy at work) and I'm not disappointed. I've had a cup of hot decaf tea with honey. I'm either going to start a reading a book from my Christmas gift pile or pick up Little Women where I left off.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow, to that coating of snow I'll suppoosedly wake up to in the morning (yup, only a coating in this neck of the woods) and to making pancakes with Jiffy raspberry muffin mix for breakfast! (Who knew?! The recipe is on the back of the box! I've also got Jiffy blueberry & oatmeal muffin mixes - can't wait to try them all).