I'm trying to be a bit kinder to myself this weekend. You see, I think I slipped back into some habits from last year that didn't serve me well and my body definitely screamed out, "Hold on a sec, you promised you wouldn't do this to me again!" I've been pushing myself a bit too hard in order to try and keep up with everything and my back packed it in late in the week. I knew it was coming on Monday, but tried to ignore it for as long as I could. Not my best idea.
The couple of days rest and making friends with my trusty hot water bottle again has helped a lot. I really should book in for a massage but I'm being a bit of a wuss about it because I know it will hurt more before it starts to hurt less. I know, I know. I'm a big girl and need to suck it up! Sigh.
I had a bit of a "first world problems" whinge on Instagram and Facebook and immediately felt so guilty about it. The week actually started with the discovery of a mouse in my house and my tenant let me know that the hot water cylinder went kaput over there - all before the working day had even begun! I had a bunch of meetings with colleagues, students and parents after school for the rest of the week, which meant I didn't get any marking done and didn't get to write any reports. Then my back went on strike and yesterday when I woke up at 4am and couldn't get comfortable, I went to get up and watch telly only to find it had also gone kaput. Sheesh.
BUT! I have a lot to be grateful for. Measures have been taken and I haven't seen that bloody mouse since. There's a brand-spanking new hot water cylinder installed in the rental and it will last for 30 years. I can do marking tomorrow for Pete's sake. And now I have a brand-spanking new telly. So that's all quite good, really. Unlike last year, I don't want to get to the point where little things are making me anxious - it left me nowhere to go when the crapola really hit the fan with the big, bad things when they came around. I'm not going to spend my time hoping and wishing that crap won't happen (big or small) but I am sure hoping I'm better able to cope with it when it does. I'm very much trying to put that famous saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff" into action (with middling success.)
Hope the weekend is treating you well.
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