So I have gone a week without posting. That is not good. In my defense, I have had the flu, despite getting the damn flu shot! I feel rather ill-used about that, in addition to feeling just about as crappy as I have felt in a long time. I feel I should have a good descriptive of my crappiness, but nothing is coming (autocorrect wanted to make that “creepiness.” More appropriate? Discuss amongst yourselves).
On the brighter side, I have been feeling Less Crappy for a couple of days now. I don’t feel that I will ever be 100% again, but I look forward to feeling progressively less crappy as 2022 wanes.
I hold tight to that glimmer of optimism, because I am very sad about basically missing over a week of precious Christmas time. In addition to having scandalously few presents for my family and friends and very little energy to make up the shortfall, I have missed enjoying the time. I was about to start taking walks around the neighborhood in the evenings, to enjoy seeing people’s lights. I was going to listen to all my Christmas CDs, a feat I have never managed in a single Christmas season.
But don’t listen to me wine. We never do all we intend or hope, even without health issues. I also remind myself that depression is a well-known after-effect of flu, so I must not feel too concerned about feeling a little down. By the way, that could be a whole other blog post: how we must not beat ourselves up for feeling down, thus creating a downward spiral.
Now I see I am over 250 words. More than respe table for Lame Post Friday! I will just find a Christmas picture in my Media Library, to end on a festive note.