Really – I mean it. I had more energy today than I’ve had in a while. It happens sometimes. Not often. Not usually after a broken night’s sleep, though. After being up between 3 & 4:30 AM, I fully expected to be dragging myself around all day.
Instead, I was up at 7 AM, wide awake and full of energy. I felt like a different person! I left for grocery shopping, brought home groceries and put them away before 10:30 AM. I called to schedule a fuel oil delivery (I actually remembered). Then I drove to the auto dealer to bring my son home – his car needed repairs and stopped by WalMart on the way back to return some items.
It was now 11:30 AM. I washed the dishes in the sink, washed potatoes for supper and put in a load of laundry. At 12:30, a lunch break – coffee yogurt and a banana. I hadn’t been hungry all morning. Then a break when my husband came home for lunch. At 1:30 PM I was back to work. Put the laundry in the dryer. I prepared the turkey and put it into the oven, along with potatoes to bake.
I allowed myself a short break 2:15 to check my e-mail and a few other things online. I called the doctor to request a refill on a prescription. Then it was time to get the laundry out of the dryer, fold it and put it away. I set the table for supper and got the rest of supper set up – cut up broccoli for the steamer, opened a can of cranberry sauce and set that in the fridge. Whole berry to please my husband this time.
About 3:30, I drove the 10 miles to the doctor’s office, picked up the prescription and got back home by 4 PM. Since I have to mail it in, I filled out the necessary paperwork and got it ready to mail off in the morning. I straightened up a few things in the house, then checked on dinner.
Oprah came on at 4:00 and she had Dr Oz (not the wizard, an actual cardiologist) on her show today. He always talks about things to do to be healthier. That’s certainly something I need to hear since I’m trying to get rid of this excess fat. My weight today was down half a pound – ooooh.
Supper was Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, baked potato, steamed broccoli and cranberry sauce. It was such a pleasure after such a busy day! And I really was giving thanks – partly because my husband is willing to remove the excess meat from the carcass to save and partly because he was willing to take my son back to the auto repair shop to pick up his car (they called while I was out on my second trip – I told him I wasn’t going back right then!).
Now I finally have some time to relax. Read, TV, computer – what I feel like doing. I suspect I’ll sleep well tonight. I’d better – I have an appointment with my hairdresser tomorrow morning and we all know what happened last time (if you don’t know or remember, I forgot to go for the first time ever). I don’t want to repeat that! After dinner tomorrow I have last minute meeting of the Search Committee at church. Let’s hope that doesn’t last into the wee hours.
Days like this scare me because I may pay big time tomorrow for the energy use today. Fibromyalgia likes to fool you like that, sometimes. He lets you have a day with almost normal energy, so you behave like a “normal” person – you do lots of tasks and chores. Then the next day he gives you half as much energy and expects you to manage to get everything done with that. I think I’d prefer a happy medium, but fibromyalgia doesn’t understand that. I keep calling fibro “he” because a woman would never plan that poorly or be that perverse. As long as he doesn’t cause the pain to flare up significantly, I think I can meet the energy challenge. Maybe … maybe not…maybe… who knows?
Whatever – I’ll keep giving thanks for the days like this when I can get something accomplished. Being grateful for what you have is far more productive than whining.