Today? So far so good. I finished yesterday still quite sick. I dislike being ill. I woke regularly during the night. My fitness tracker points out that I got 7 hours of “rest”, only 3 hours of deep sleep, and reminds me I was up several times during the night. Well, yeah. I woke feeling functional, though, and I say a silent “thank you” to my traveling partner, sleeping elsewhere, appreciating both that he didn’t have to spend the night tossing and turning in response to my restless sleep, and also that his suggestions for managing cold symptoms have worked so well for me over the years. 🙂

I spent yesterday bundled up, although the day was warm, reading, watching South Park, and drinking tea, juice, water, broth…and now and then, when I could muster the energy, even had some soup. I wasn’t up to much more than that. This morning, I make an attempt at working. I don’t feel “100%”, but some better for having taken care of myself yesterday. This particular bug seemed to run its course pretty quickly when my traveling partner had it, maybe I’ll be completely over it in a day or two. 🙂

This morning is better than yesterday, so far. I’m moving a little slower than I’d ideally like, but I’m getting by. It’ll be a good day to set healthy boundaries, and to double-check my work, and to ride the bus instead of taking the long walk. Choices. Each small choice, well-chosen, adding up to a lovely day in spite of being ill… it’s a nice plan. 🙂 I guess I’ll see how it works out as the day goes along. My results vary. 😀

Begin again. Again.

Begin again. Again.

Today is a good day to be patient with myself, and also with other people; we’re each having our own experience. Today is a good day for kindness, and for taking time to listen. Today is a good day to improve the world, one interaction at a time; we’re all in this together. 🙂