Good evening lasses and gents!
It’s a lovely 25 and above degree day. It’s toasty and warm as I lay out on the back deck enjoying the all-consuming sunshine. I never can seem to get enough of it, although my blindingly, pasty and awash-with-freckles skin display no evidence of my love of the sun, ignoring the rare, red-hot burning of my skin by the sun.
Enjoying the sun, will however be my only activity for the rest of the day. It’s just the way days are going this summer. I’m in so much pain. From my head to my toes. From the muscles of my neck down to the joints in my ankles. From my finger tips to the bottom of my toes. Sometimes it stabs. Sometimes it feels like I need to shake it off me. Other times I can’t move at all. All my energy goes into ignoring the pain. By watching tv, listening to music, reading, talking, anything. The catch 22 of the whole situation is that I get tired at the drop of a hat. I get exhausted so easily and for doing nothing at all. Showers require a long recovery time and sometimes a stool. Stairs require multiple rests and gasps for air. My lungs at times feel like I can’t get enough air. I am nauseous in the morning. I have headaches so often. I always feel like I have the flu.
So tonight I had dinner with my parents and the big activity of the day will be a shower. I am preparing myself for the huge toll it will take on me. A shower.
After that, tv. Talking just wears me out, at this time of day. I am so loopy from the exhaustion I can’t carry a civilized conversation. So instead I will laugh. I escape to the wonderful town of Pawnee to enjoy the adventures of Tom, Leslie, Ann, Ron, April, Andy and so many more. I’m excited to watch it with my dad – it’s something we can do together, which doesn’t immediately require a long deep Sleeping Beauty slumber.
The best parts of my days include giggling. It makes everything seem better.
So away I go to shower and become a Pawnee-an.
Its time for SATURDAY NIGHT!
(A fun song for Saturdays)