I've been sick for a couple of weeks. I'm headed back to the doctor today. This experience has really got me down. It turns out, I don't do idle time well. I'm not very good at resting. I think of myself as a care-giver and a nurturer of others, so it's hard for me to accept help and do a little self-care.
But, I'm learning.
The other day my brilliant Mandy said to me "Mommy, when I'm sick you make me rest. You didn't make yourself rest." That one really cut me to the quick- I realized that she was right. I was carrying on as if nothing was wrong and my body was literally shouting at me to knock it off!
So today I called in sick to work.
I spent the rest of the day on the couch watching TV, hydrating, & knitting.
This is what I accomplished today.
It will be a sock when it grows up.