2 weeks before event: put potluck in calendar
1 week before event: see potluck in calendar, see many other things in calendar, wonder if I’ll make it
Sunday: thinking potluck is a good idea
Monday: figure out what to cook for potluck
Tuesday: feeling optimistic; buy ingredients for dish for potluck
Wednesday morning: stay in all day to rest up for tonight’s potluck – yay!
Wednesday afternoon: figure out timing for cooking and travel
Wednesday evening: cook dish for potluck, look up directions to place of potluck, start getting dressed for potluck
Wednesday evening, later: realize I don’t really want to go to the potluck; ok, I want to go, but not as much as I want to stay in my pajamas and watch tv all evening; yup, that’s what I want
Wednesday night: watch tv, eat the dish I made for the potluck, remember that I’ll go out another time, hope that some day nights aren’t so tiring for me, feel glad that I’m just feeling a bit tired and not feeling completely horrible like some other nights
Thursday will be another day with new opportunities.
I’ve had many days like that, too, even without your uncooperative body. 🙂
Thanks Karen. I have another potential one tomorrow. I hope it works out!
Argh… I feel your pain so much… getting the balance between staying in and going out is so very tough. I find it hard to know when I should push myself and when I should say no. I did manage to go to my friend’s wedding though, and to go to my parents house the next day… but I forgot the most part of my medication, as it’s all in one box and I left it sat on the side!! I had the powder with me that I drink, and my flask for it, and the pain-patches on my arms, and that was it… and I survived! (was just over 24 hrs) Times like those are so rare though. The valleys far outweigh the mountains. I did blog about the weekend this week.
I have read your last post about your iron levels. I prayed so much that you would have a good result so I am glad about that and hope it starts to make a positive impact on your health soon, so that one day soon your plans can become a reality.
Wow, Jacksdavie, I’m glad that all worked out! That’s a lot of activity for just a couple of days, especially without some meds. Congratulations on making it through! I hope you were able to enjoy it all, too!
Thanks for your support. That’s really sweet. And I hope what you said comes true, that I do get better soon 🙂
OMG! I do this sort of thing as well. Sometimes being with people is just too overwhelming, can,t stand people being too nice asking how I am , look you know where I am visit me if you,re that bothered. My sofa loves me. Lol!
Hey Lorna, that’s a good point. In fact, this was the opposite – it would have been a room full of strangers and I just didn’t have the energy for small talk, especially a lot of people asking what I do for a living. I guess it’s tough either way.
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