I always think that starting back to school will be just a matter of going to work each day instead of staying home. After all, I’m busy all summer and working on various things that engage my mind and body. I drive somewhere at least a couple of times a week so I’m out and about in the weather. I have bills to pay and problems to solve and the usual amount of stress. So it’s not like I’m stepping out of some serene spa setting and going back to the real world.
But my body is telling me a different story. The first thing that happened when I started working on my room in August is that my nails began to break. I had pretty fingernails this summer, despite a little pre-drought gardening, and even got a few compliments when I polished them. As soon as I went back to school they were history! Lol This morning I took a good look at my hands- nails so short you would think that I chewed them off!
My feet and legs are still telling me that they do NOT like the concrete floors at school. And they do not like to be in shoes all day.
I have not been sick all summer. I ended the first week of school with a cold/sinus infection “something” that gave me sniffles, a sore throat, and a headache on Saturday. I dragged around all day, doing only the basics, and took a one-hour nap.
So this week I’m taking extra special care of Mrs. Maurer. Super healthy food, vitamin B complex, and extra sleep. At least that’s my plan.
I should probably also avoid the evening news! I have come to the conclusion that the evening news is a direct contributor to the increase of dementia in our country! Every report seems to be followed by a contradictory one. Listen to what the government has decided on Monday and chances are it has changed by Friday. Political promises change with the wind. Celebrities change partners once a month. Things that were illegal yesterday are now legal…but only in some states. Even our local weather forecast can change by the hour. So then we are left to the conclusion that our memory is failing us! I sit in front of my television thinking, “but didn’t they say yesterday that he wasn’t going to do that?”
Little notes for those of you who care: still using non-fat dry milk, tried and like Quinoa, love Greek yogurt, Kraft non-fat cheese is better than Borden’s, Fiber One 80-calorie cereal is not so good. Little changes in the diet. A little more progress…
Have a healthy day!