OK, I confess. I flaked out. I didn't go dancing tonight. I came home from work around 3:30, and I was just too tired. Truthfully, I know that had I driven back into Ruidoso, I would probably have come alive and had fun, but the thought of driving the 25 minutes back to town was what got me! Then thinking of driving home late at night, over the mountain, as tired as I felt at 6:00 was just unbearable.
So I put on my jammies and have had a nice simple dinner. Now my feet are on the coffee table, and I'm mellowed out. I'm not regretting it. I know I need some rest. I've been dealing with a low level of fibromyalgia for about three weeks now, and I am just worn out. When I have this kind of discomfort from FMS, especially over a period of time, it just wipes me out. I'm going to bed early tonight, taking meds to stop the aching, and I hope to sleep deep enough to release some of the discomfort and tiredness.
There was a change in my schedule beyond that. The birthday celebration has been moved from tomorrow to Sunday because the birthday girl is participating in a "Wellness Experience" and an open house at a healing center. I had forgotten that I planned to go there tomorrow, not knowing my friend was a participant. So that actually works out very nicely for me. I will do some work around here in the morning, head over to the center for an hour or so, then come home and do some more work and get some rest, too. Sunday will be very busy, but it will be a day of play and spiritual refreshment. A very good thing!
I'm making this a short post so I can rest, but before I go, I have a couple requests. Prayers, first for my daughter who is having mediation for her pending divorce. It isn't getting any better (although she is handling things well) as the soon-to-be-ex keeps throwing ugliness into it all, and she could use all the prayerful support available for an end to the battle and an agreement that allows her to live reasonably on her teacher's salary. (Toss in a prayer for all teachers, as they are grossly underpaid!!) Second, my step daughter is having surgery on Tuesday. She has colon cancer, early stage, we think, and is having a bowel resection. Please keep her in your prayers for a good diagnosis, a good surgical outcome, and a gentle recovery. I'm hopeful for an easy time for her and a positive result. Can't help but be worried, though, both she and I.
And with that, I take my leave, dear hearts. Au revoir!