I hope this finds you well and good. Today I had to take a rest. I have been pushing myself too much. I have been getting to bed late, very late every night. To compensate, I have been making myself drink 2 cups of coffee every day to function (something I do not usually do). I have not been eating right, because I have been eating on the go more than usual, as I have had to run extra errands lately, trying to attend to some household matters. It is tax season, which for us means a tax refund, so we are trying to get some things fixed around the house that are broken, while still saving enough money to survive off of while my husband does not have enough hours. I have been pushing and pushing myself in the struggle to get things done.
But today my body said Enough. I had finished my big shopping trip for the majority of two weeks, and as I brought bags in from our van, my head began to pound. All the little children's noises just got noisier. Their excited greetings were not as usually pleasant to me, and I begged them to quiet down. After I nursed the hungry baby I struggled to get the food put away and then get everybody's dinner that had been cooking in the crock pot all day. I then told Husband I was going to lay down for a bit in our dark, (somewhat) quiet room. I had taken some acetaminophen, which I don't normally like to do, but will do when I have a migraine coming on. When I forced myself to get up about 40 minutes later, my head felt a lot better. I tucked all the children into bed and kissed them goodnight and then got myself some dinner. The dishes did not get washed and will be waiting for me there in the kitchen in the morning, which I am not happy about. But this is what happens When Mother Needs to Rest.
I will try to take better care of myself next week.