Much to my surprise, I realized that I cannot slow down the world. It just keeps going! Damn Newton and his laws of physics! However, I can slow myself.
Yesterday, I was dealing with the side effects of changing the medications for my thyroid. My heart was racing and I was shaking like I was going through withdrawal from something. I felt dizzy and I couldn’t concentrate. My friend invited me to stop working and come to her ice creame party at work. I decided to do that. I left early and went to the ice cream party. Still dizzy, still shaky. I only stayed a bit, but it did my soul a wonder. I tried to exercise and got a full session in, but it was very hard for me to slow my heartrate. I then took Luna’s skates to be embiggened. Ok, proper term is "popped out". No, I am not joking. I guess you can stretch the skates to 1-2 size bigger to help a child fit in them longer. Since I blew the bank of these skates last year ($70) I am hoping I can get them to last longer. I had a bit before I picked up the kids. I swung by my hair dresser and she could take me. Ah! A quick trim later, I was out of there and happy!
See? I slowed down!
Today I am working from home. I did a fit of work this morning that left me very busy, then took a break to make peach fruit roll-ups. We had so many fresh and ready to eat peaches that I figured I better do something with them! In another 9 hours, they should be done! (they are dehydrating in the oven). I wish it wasn’t so warm today because I am leaving the oven on 180 for 10 hours, but I am afraid they will go bad if I wait for Saturday. Since I’m crazy (lots of proof of that), I colored one tray blue, one red with blue swirls and one natural (orange) with a really nice blue swirl.
This is hard to slow down, but I need to. I need to remember that I am good at what I do, I am a good mom, a good wife and in general, a good person.
But I can be all of this slower, right?