downs and ups

After 35 plus years of living, it still surprises me how my outlook can change so dramatically in a short time.

Yesterday afternoon Greg, Elliot and I were all exhausted and at least two out of three of us were feeling crummy with the beginnings of a cold (we’re not sure about E). I think it was the first time all of us were that tired at the same time, and we all had to get through the evening together.

We made it, barely (in hindsight dinner plans should have been scrapped and replaced by takeout), and when I went to bed, feeling icky and exhausted, I wondered how I would get through the week if I was starting out this tired. I didn’t sleep very well, which didn’t help matters.

We dragged ourselves out of bed and to work, and thankfully it was a good morning for Elliot so there weren’t any struggles with eating, dressing or getting in the car seat.

I’m not quite sure what happened, but as the day progressed I realized I was feeling much better mentally, and when I got home I had lots of energy to play with E while Greg made dinner. And this despite the fact that physically I feel like my head is going to explode.

I think part of it is that my job is not very taxing from a physical point of view (compared to my jam-packed day yesterday with E), so some of my energy stores came back. And I had a very nice lunch with two friends, and that boosted my spirits as well.

So tonight I feel as if I will get through the week, no problem! Of course it could all turn again overnight…:)