Monday, October 11, 2010

A First.

A huge first for me this week - all alone in the house while my partner and two children fly down to Melbourne for a week's family holiday. I had planned to go as usual despite some pretty big misgivings about my health. But as the time drew nearer those misgivings grew louder and louder until I could not ignore them anymore. The usual solution of me coming along and resting back at the hotel/apartment while everyone did the zoo/museum/gallery/fun park thing made my heart weep. Then an inspired compromise: why don't I stay home, gathering my energy, and fly down a few days afterwards? So here I am in my quiet little house recieving text messages like how "coot" the Meerkats were at Melboune zoo, how dad lets them have Hungry Jacks for lunch and frozen lasagne for dinner. As for me last night I got over twelve hours sleep. It's often said sleep is the best medicine of all and how true that seems to be. Things seem a lot clearer when you are well rested too - like a life lived on the back foot all the time is not such a great one. To this end I've been collating ideas of how I might live a better life despite illness. Practical stuff like getting groceries delivered to the house as doing the shopping, quite honestly, sucks the life right out of me. Then sacrifices such as no reading novels when they keep me up all night and leave me worse for wear the next day. And maybe the study will need to be cut back even further? It all sounds so New Years Resolution doesn't it. but it's been a dificult year and some changes do seem in order....I guess we'll see....

5 comments:

karenw said...

sounds perfect, just what you need. call me during an awake time and we'll organise a borders morning tea xx

C.R. said...

Hope You feel better soon.

blue moss said...

i hope you gather up tons and tons of rest.....
take care

Ruby-Robin said...

Hey sweetie. My heart always goes out to you when I read how tough things have been for you. There must be something in the air because I am also sitting at my ponderng chair and trying to develop some strategies to live the best life possible with illness. I can't help but keep coming up against my notions of what makes a 'good life' and a 'sucessful' person- seems the work might need to be done on the inside lol. I think your ideas would definately help. Would love to be able to see you more and natter away-thank god for the net hey. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Happy resting ox

Luna said...

Thankyou all so much!