Being sick apparently totally messed up my internal clock. I'm having trouble getting back into a normal sleep pattern, as my body seems to be saying, "Nah, let's stay awake until 3:00 o'clock!" I gave up last night and took something to help me get to sleep earlier, and I rested really well, getting almost nine hours of sleep last night. All in a row! I feel so much better today.
However, there is still some out-of-cycle residue in there, I think. I'm having trouble convincing myself that today is Friday. My head keeps wanting it to be Saturday. I've said, "No, Head, it is only Friday. Think of Friday activities," but the next few minutes, I'm back to thinking about Saturday in terms of my list of to-dos!!
It is interesting how your whole being responds to illness. In the past, when I was working, I wouldn't have noticed this, I suspect. I would have simply gone back to work around Wednesday and by now I would not even be aware of the dissonance or perhaps being in such a routine would actually help the body to adjust more quickly. But being at home most of the time as I am now, I guess I'm more aware of the subtle messages I'm getting.
I'm still a little bit weak physically. It's not bad, but I notice that I feel tired more often or more quickly than I think I should. I'm acutely aware of it because I'm trying to be careful and not over-do. I've heard or talked to several who have had flu recently and have gone back to work and relapsed. I certainly do not want another round of that stuff! So I'm writing this post on one of my "breaks."
I recently asked for recommendations of books to read, and I didn't thank any of you for your responses. I did take note of them, putting every title you left in the comments on my list. Sherry asked what I like to read, and I didn't answer that specifically because I didn't want the list limited in any way. I like almost anything. I'm very interested in history and biographies, but if I'm not careful I get into a rut. I like that what y'all referenced seem to be a variety. Thanks very much to all of you!!
I just joined Blockbusters online video rental. I chose it over Netflicks based on some of the benefits that seemed to fit my needs better. If I don't like it, I can change. I've picked a whole list of titles already and have received the first three. I think Gail and I may have a movie marathon this weekend! I'm not telling you what I got, because I'm asking now about movies as I did about books a few posts ago. What have you seen recently that you recommend. Even if it isn't out on the rentals yet, let me know what you've seen and liked. I'll put it on the list and get it when it is available.
That's it! My break is over. The boss is yelling at me to get back to work, so I'd better scoot before I get fired!!