It’s very strange, I felt so weird today. Lila went to a party today at an indoor play area near here and I asked Talaia if she’d like to come along to play as well, although she wouldn’t be allowed to join the party. She decided to come along so I took my kindle on which I had downloaded Goodnight Mr Tom. I found a seat, settled down and off they went to play. The party was just under two hours long so armed with a cup of lemon and ginger tea I was ready for some serious me-with-a-good-book time. Only my neck ached. I rolled my head around, attempting to alleviate the stiffness to no avail. Then it set into my jaw, this is usually the first place that hurts when I’m tense, so I tried relaxation techniques. As the (almost) two hours proceeded the ache gradually spread downwards, through my body.
I had to stop to return trousers which were too big on the way home and I was quite snappy with the kids because I just wanted to get home and they were messing around.
Once, finally, home I crawled onto my bed and lay down. Talaia came in too so I asked if she wanted to listen to some more of The Secret Garden which we started listening to on audio book. I put it on and got under the duvet, curled up all foetal and gradually felt all my joints melt. As though they were turning to marshmallows. I dozed for over an hour and I now I just feel hungover.
I wonder if I’m actually feeling end-of-term exhaustion without realising it and my body just asked me to stop.
On another note, I had several inches of hair cut off today, it was down at waist length and is now at my shoulder. :-)