… yeah, I did. But I had no idea how tired I was until I finally had a chance to really rest!
After this last year-plus, I’ve needed nothing more than a good long vacation. Even though things have stabilized greatly (I haven’t had any more moms die lately), there was still this residual backlog of fatigue, so to speak. I was trying to chop it down to size as best I could, and more recently applying the “no competitions – no challenges – no cereals” credo I mentioned a few weeks ago. (Not perfectly, of course — I’ve fallen back into more than a few games of Risk at Pogo, albeit playing against the computer, which is a lot easier. And pizza is still my kryptonite when it comes to keeping the carbs down.) Slowly, my energy tank was getting filled back up again.
And then along came an unexpected blessing: the local school district’s screwball sked.