Hmmmpppphhhh…… (THAT my friends was a sigh of frustration!). I cannot tell you HOW much I love waking up in the morning and discovering that somewhere between 2:00am and 9:00am I lost the ability to move. Oh yes, friends – I LOVE those mornings where I go to get out bed.. the sun shining brightly in through the windows… the feeling of JOY that a new week brings.. and then…. SHIT… I can’t move… (please note the tone of sarcasm).
I had a pretty busy weekend, but it was a nice one. I mean I am still feeling out of sorts since the passing of Grandma Flo, and I have had some yucky stress on my plate in dealing with a situation with my ex… but other than that, as far as weekends go, it was a pretty good one. On Friday night my honey and I just kind of hung out… we watched a cool documentary (I know I am a nerd), and went to bed. Saturday we went shopping for my Mom’s birthday present, went for dinner, and then played a few hands of blackjack at the casino (yes, I know how to play blackjack! It is fun, but I am not a confident player, and ALWAYS stick to a minimum bet, and I leave the table if I have lost more than 3 or 4 hands in a row… LOL… a gambler I am NOT, but my honey really enjoys blackjack, and that is what he wanted to do for his birthday). It was a late night – and I was pretty darn sore when I got home, but I thought a good sleep would help…. NOT.
Miss Lucy Lulu decided to wake us up 4 hours after we went to bed… yap yap yap… bark bark bark… cry cry cry… whine.. SCREAM… CRY.. MOAN… HOLY COW!! My little furry diva can make a HUGE amount of noise for a 3 pound dog! (Yes she is 3 pounds now! She is growing like a WEED.. so much for her being a true tea-cup sized morkie). You would think that someone was pulling out her claws with pliers… one at a time… She starts off gentle and slow, and if you ignore her she does one of two things – she stops, or all hell breaks loose, and she HOWLS… Well, lets just say that she didn’t stop… The cat was clawing at the blinds, the dog was screaming – my honey was throwing rolled up socks across the bedroom… GOOD MORNING ALL! (enter circus music here).
So I was pretty sore yesterday, and my meds never really kicked in the way they should – but we were headed over to my Mom and Dad’s for a barbecue birthday dinner, and I will NOT miss my Dad’s world-famous burgers.. so I put on a happy face, and tried to ignore the warning signs as much as I could.
My honey has a classic ’89 Firebird – cherry red, with tinted windows and a kick butt stereo… And since it sits in the garage all winter collecting dust, it is always a joy to take it out when the weather changes. We decided to take the ‘bird to my Mom and Dad’s, roll down the windows and blast some cheesy 80’s music (LOL… don’t judge me…). Well that was all good and everything BUT the car is SO low to the ground, and is SO hard for me to sit in when I am sore! By the time we left my folks at 8pm I was READY to go home and get out the heating pad and medication… but what I didn’t think about was having to spend another 25 minutes sitting in the car… I was a tad on the cranky side when we finally pulled into our parkade… okay I was a LOT cranky, but I was trying to stay quiet about it.
We got our little dude into bed, put in a load of laundry, chatted in the kitchen about the day, and looked over a grocery flyer (hello, can you say domesticity? We go from cruising down the highway in our classic sports car to looking for the best deals on canned tuna and toilet paper… go figure! Well I hit a wall – it was time for bed.. I needed to lay down IMMEDIATELY… I took my meds and called it a night.
Fast forward to this morning (I won’t bore you with the tossing and turning for 3 hours before I fell asleep) – OUCH! I don’t know if my neck is out and is causing havoc with all my muscles, fascia etc… Or IF it is my jaw, and is referring yuckies down my neck into my shoulders.. or maybe it is my shoulders, and it has worked its way up to the top of my head…sometimes it is so hard to tell where it starts and where it ends, but holy CRAP! I AM SORE!! Do you know the “hurts to swallow-cannot move my head-my jaw is locked-and I have a killer headache” kind of sore?!? THAT is the kind of sore I am today… (Why do I always say SORE when it is SO much more than that? I digress…)
I have NO idea what I did to myself, or if it is just a combination of things – but when my body starts to scream at me it is time to PAY ATTENTION… As a mom, I am so good at ignoring the whispers my body gives me until the whispers turn into screams… LOL! Am I alone here?
The sun is shining today, my puppy is sleeping (after trying to eat the carpet AND the couch LOL), and I am off to take a HOT bath, and see if I cannot unstick what is stuck 😉
I hope wherever you are today you are unstuck… and smiling 🙂 That is my wish for you today!
HUGS AND LOVE!!