Hopefully by now everyone is thawed out from last week’s Polar Vortex. You would think living in the South, the cold air that we got wouldn’t be all that bad, but even though we didn’t see any snow, the temperatures were pretty brutal. We had some trouble with our water pipes for two days, and let me tell you, THAT was for the birds! I had to fill up our toilet tank with water just to flush and it made life just a little inconvenient to say the least. However, our pipes finally thawed and I was very thankful that we made it through those few bitterly cold days pretty much ok. There are so many other people who had to deal with no electricity, tons of snow, and being cooped up for awhile.
However, this past week has been tough for me. Last Monday was the first day back to school since Christmas break and I have never had a really, really tough time adjusting back to my regular schedule. Usually, in years past, I have always been excited about getting back to work and feeling productive. Not this time, and I can’t put my finger on what is different. I work at a wonderful school, so I know that I wasn’t dreading going back to a job I didn’t love. I guess I just enjoyed being home so much with my family, with no schedules, and much more quality time than we normally get to enjoy together.
What I do know is that it has taken me every ounce of willpower I can muster up just to do the most mundane things: take a shower, fix my hair, put on makeup. I’m normally a morning person and don’t mind at all getting up at 4:30 or 5:00 A.M to start my work day. It’s like my brain is in a fog. It has lifted a little. Today is actually a good day and I managed to get a lot of housework done this weekend. I’ve also been in a pretty good bit of pain. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia after having E.B., and they’ve both really kicked in with this colder weather.
Maybe it’s just the weather. Maybe it’s just my health issues coupled with the weather. Whatever it is, I hate feeling like this and I’m fighting it.