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I've been pretty low energy all week (lucky me) but at least part of the fatigue I can lay blame to a case of Shingles. Color me surprised when that's what my spotty, itchy, ouchie self came down with. I always thought that was an "over 50" malady, but not so.
I'm on the mend, but still a bit tired. It's hard to tell what of that is just poor sleep (I always sleep poorly before my period), what's a Shingles symptom, and what might be a side effect of the anti-virals I got prescribed. I guess in the end it doesn't matter! Tired is tired.
The meds also give me a bit of the queasy-guts, which is both new and not particularly fun. Only another 2 days on them, though.

Reading news:
I finished "Broken Homes" (4th in the Rivers of London series) and am about 40% of the way through the 5th book, "Foxglove Summer." Still having a lot of fun with this series! So far "Moon Over Soho" is the obvious weak link, and I'm glad the subsequent books have kept my interest. Unfortunately it looks like my library system/Overdrive doesn't have the 6th book on audio. This is deeply sad. :< I really adore the reader.

Cooking news: 
No new experiments, but the remaining jars of my coconut yogurt have been delicious, and I can still make a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies.

Life news:
Put in a few hours of OT today, and a new Thing I'm Doing is trying to be as CHILL AND NOT STRESSED as possible. ;) You may note from the all caps that this isn't super easy right now. I'm in a higher-than-usual baseline anxiety state at the moment, and trying to ease that down. Nothing awful, just... higher baseline. :/
Apparently one of the triggers for Shingles is stress.
>_____________>;;;;
Part of it is work, part is probably hormones, part is just my brain.
Things I'm doing-- I downloaded a meditation app and am trying to do at least one tiny little guided meditation per day. I'm also trying to do more yoga.
Things I need to figure out how to do-- not absorb my bosses endlessly escalating stress levels.



Date: 2017-06-26 01:20 pm (UTC)
mlaw: blinky black cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] mlaw
Shingles? So sorry to hear about that...they can be pretty painful. Wow.

Maybe just go outside and take a walk in a part, (if the weather is nice>) Fresh air and the sounds of nature can help destress.

Hope the baseline anxiety gets to a more than manageable level. Breathe in, breath out, breathe in, breathe out. Visualize something peaceful...

all the best!

Date: 2017-06-27 02:33 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh yeah, work can do that to you for sure...strees that comes home with you.

Date: 2017-06-27 02:35 am (UTC)
mlaw: blinky black cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] mlaw
That was me with the oh yeah. I logged in and for some reason it booted me out and I didn't see it. Hope DW doesn't get 'glitchy' like LJ.

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