I've been sick
Mostly, I was sick on the weekends, which meant I couldn't use sick leave anyway. Now that is a bummer! The only good thing about it was that I wasn't sick during our vacation in Hawaii.
Being someone who doesn't usually get sick, I was struck by how much lower my energy level was (and still is), even to needing to take naps on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. That, and in addition to the fact that we are still in the throes of winter here, did nothing for my mental state. There is snow on the ground. Last night the thermometer dropped to 7 degrees.
My husband, whose normal, knee-jerk reaction is to disagree with almost everything I say, actually agreed with me on something yesterday. I told him I hated this weather and I couldn't wait for it to be over. Expecting him to say something to the contrary, my mouth dropped open when he said, "You think?"
I had no energy to battle with him, and was readying my mouth to simply say, "You have got to be kidding" to his reply. But he agreed for once, and so the battle was averted.
And that tells you a lot about my present, low energy level. No fight in me.
I hope I will feel like myself again soon, and that the weather will warm up, snow melt and go away for good.
Meanwhile, I am privileged to attend a SCBWI workshop in Spokane, WA this coming Saturday with esteemed editor, Cheryl Klein, of Scholastic.
In case the weather is still not cooperating, my friend is driving us up in her 4-wheel drive Subaru.