I think I may have figured out what’s causing my tiredness. When my doctor suggested increasing a dosage of a drug, in the back of my mind I knew there was a reason I shouldn’t take it at night but I couldn’t think of why. Since it doesn’t seem to be doing any good anyway, I stopped taking it the other day. I figured it would take a day or more to get out of my system. Today I am feeling much better. Of course, it could just be that I hit my wall of exhaustion and finally got some decent sleep but I don’t think so. Tonight I plan to be more awake for Lion activities. Even if we just snuggle it will be an improvement over the past few nights.
Ultimately, I need to start exercising. Unfortunately, I only decide I need more exercise when I’m achy or tired and there’s no way I can do it then. It’s a catch-22. I know exercising, in the long run, will help me lose weight, make me less achy and give me more energy. In the meantime, it will make me more tired and achy. Lose-lose, in the short term at least. I just need to suck it up. After all, that’s what I tell Lion to do.
Ironically, despite my tiredness yesterday, I was going to play with Lion. Then I read his post for today. He said he wasn’t asking for play and I didn’t want him to think I was doing it just because he wrote about our lull. Sometimes we get our wires crossed.
He is correct that our errands take a lot out of me. I’m hoping that will not be the case this weekend although I view weekends as the time to relax, as much as we can with errands and chores. Lion likes to keep moving. Let’s go out. Let’s do this. I’m happy being home and vegetating. One outing per weekend cures my shopping/people needs for another week. That’s one of the problems with opposites attracting, I guess. We need to find our compromise.
Being around people, especially large groups of them, in public, sucks away all my energy. I despise doing “errands” and especially loathe shopping – for ANYTHING – for this reason. My husband, on the other hand, finds being out in public to be somehow energizing. Opposites attract? Yes, I’d say that’s a textbook example. Me, I need my quiet time (preferably *alone* at home) to rejuvenate.
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