I spent a blissful couple of days curled up in bed, moving very little, and reading books. I love reading books. Today, though, it was time to return to the “real world,” so I’ve showered and shaved, done laundry and cleaned. I still have some things that I need to address, but my energy level is flagging. I’m wrapped up in a Snuggie (you may NOT make fun of me) and catching up on other things that are important: blogs of friends and family. And reading about a friend’s blogging project: living out loud (LOL, non-funny). If it continues into this year, I think I will participate. Right now, what I really want to do is curl up in warm and fuzzy bliss and sleep; it was 5am last night when I finally managed to doze off. I’d been not-moving for so long, my back was painful enough to keep me awake. So, obviously, I kept reading. I also grabbed my massaging mat (HoMedics) and stretched some; it helped, and finally the locked-up muscles relaxed enough to allow me to snore peacefully.
I got a good reinforcement lesson about the kind of person I want to try NOT to grow into. I am going to consciously make an effort to complain MUCH less. Nobody wants to hear about my piddly aches and pains, and, unless they’re threatening to life or limb, I rather seriously doubt anyone wants to hear about any of them (including migraines, upset stomachs, etc). I think I need to focus on it less anyway; it leads to feeling sorry for oneself and intensifies any tendency I may have for hypochondria. So this year I’m going to be healthy. I’m sure I won’t be perfect: I’m human. So I have a few personal things to work on for 2010. I think, for once, I’m ready!