From Hell to Health

Nothing helps to heal my body, mind, heart, and soul more than time with my husband and dogs, surrounded by all the creature comforts (and privacy) of home.

While I’m technically “out of the woods” I still have a lot of healing to do. I remain undernourished and exhausted and even the slightest exertion wears me out. Just puttering around the house (while I’m ecstatic to be doing it) leaves me winded.

As I have to return to work on Tuesday (probably sooner than ideal, but the world doesn’t stop just because I do) I have been erring on the side of caution, avoiding overdoing it, and finding sedimentary ways to entertain myself.

To that end, I’ve spent the better part of two days lounging on the couch with the dogs, updating my tech and sorting through my electronic files, from photos to artwork, music to documents. It’s been exciting “rediscovering” favorite songs, photos, and moments; it’s also been sad to be reminded of so many people that I “used to know.” Ex-friends I once cherished with every fiber of my being, now relegated to permanent stranger status for one reason or another. Ah, well, “Nicht weinen, weil sie vorüber!
Lächeln, weil sie gewesen!
” (Do not cry because they are past! Smile, because they once were!)

Mostly it’s been a fun stroll down memory lane. I got to indulge my (self diagnosed) mild OCD by organizing a mess of documents, while adhering to my current physical limitations and still feeling productive.

Finally, with a nod to dear Spo, the fall spirit hit tonight and we brought out a couple old friends to grace our front window, notifying the neighborhood that good spirits and happy haunting are welcome here:

Let the Halloween Hoopla begin!

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6 Responses to From Hell to Health

  1. I am glad that you are feeling better. Try and take it easy at work. Glad your dogs and Jeffrey have been a source of comfort.

  2. Urspo says:

    I’m pleased as punch to read Love (man and dogs) is still the best remedy for what ails you.
    I hope your halloween haunts keep away the evil spirits (it’s in the job description after all).

  3. no kids in mah hood, so no candy in house. good to hear you are recovering. but do you HAVE to return to work so soon?

    • Sassybear says:

      I could probably push it a day or two more, but I have a desk job that requires only mental energy, so I should be ok. Worst case scenario, I show up, feel awful, and head right home. I’ve burned up a lot of time (2 weeks) and I need to start saving up time for a make-up Anniversary trip…

  4. NIce! I wish I were in the spirit of Halloween but no one trick or treats my apartment complex anymore. I’m already resigned to the fact I’ll spend that evening in one of my bedrooms listening to music while reading that week’s physical comics.

    Oh, wait. I call those Saturdays.

    • Sassybear says:

      I’m not so much into it as giving into it. We live in a neighborhood that had heavy trick or treat traffic (about 200 kids for the last 7 years) and we don’t want to be the only house in the ‘hood not handing out the Hershey’s Bars. I’d much rather shut off lights and hide out in the bedroom sipping cocktails and reading comics 🙂

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