Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zzzzzzzz . . .

I've had one of those days that just didn't happen the way I planned. That happens a lot. To be honest, my plans for today weren't so exciting anyway. The plan was, to sleep in, then get up and tackle the mountain of laundry that has been accumulating around here. Nothing exciting, just a leisurely day of hanging out and folding clothes, but after the past few days of kids and chaos, that sounded pretty good to me. It didn't take long for those plans to go by the wayside.

Within an hour of being up, I figured out why my body wanted so much sleep. I started coughing and sneezing, which progressed to a headache, feeling achy and itchy, and an all around feeling of crappiness. I guess the last few days of warmth and sunshine, preceded by a week of wet and cloudy weather, has got something blowing in the air - most likely mold spores - and my allergies are pissed off!!! I spent quite a bit of time outside yesterday, walking the dogs and running errands, I guess I'm paying for it today. It just sucks that it never seems to catch up with me until the weather turns nice. I would have preferred to have spent the cloudy days feeling like poo.

I did try, I got laundry started, I just ran out of steam way too soon to really say that I accomplished anything. Instead, I decided to hell with the laundry and just take things easy. Jasmin stopped by with the kids for a while, and that was all the excuse that I needed.
When they left, I took some Tylenol and went to lay down. I had planned to give the meds about 15 minutes or so, to kick in, then I'd get up and do something. Instead, I fell asleep and didn't wake up until 7PM ! By the time I fed my crew of hungry bears, and cleaned up - my day is shot. I guess that's the way it goes sometimes. I just wish I could take something for my allergies, but everything that does any good, messes with my blood pressure, so I guess the best thing for it is rest.

Everyone went to bed early tonight in preparation for Monday, and back to school and work. So here I am, with the TV all to myself. I got to watch The Happening by M. Night Shaymalan. It wasn't as good as I had hoped. The endings of his films always disappoint me. It reminded me a lot of The Village - kind of weird and pointless. Listen to me. I'm hardly qualified to sit here and critique film. All I know is, they just don't make spooky movies like they used to.

Shit, I can't believe I'm sitting here yawning after all the sleep I've had today, but I am. Geeze, I feel like Rip Van Wrinkle! I give up. Tomorrow is another day, maybe, I'll wake up feeling better. Good night.

Love,
Susan

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sparsely kate said...

You know I felt the exact same way about The Village..even though I loved Mr Phoenix in that film...gosh he was lovely in that. I have heard mixed reviews about The Happening. Some ppl said it's the worst piece of crap ever and others said what a great ride....I've got to see it for myself and then you and me can have an indepth discussion ok? hehe

I hope you get a good nights sleep. Damn allergies..they knock you around huh??

Cat said...

I hope ya got a good nights sleep - that first cold of the season can really be hard!