Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

stress shows his ugly face...again

You would think I would be totally relaxed during this vacation week, but apparently, the stress was hiding somewhere deep inside just waiting for the most inopportune time to pop up and say, “surprise!”  Despite a pretty good day yesterday, and going to bed at a fairly reasonable time, I woke up this morning with the sort of headache that makes you feel like your head might just explode.  I knew immediately what this meant.  My blood pressure was high.  Possibly very high. 

The funny thing about stress is that you can hide from it for a while, but it finds you eventually.  I didn’t even suspect the stress was looking for me! It’s a good thing I have Mike!

My husband has been taking care of me all day.  He has cooked for me, fetched medicine from the pharmacy (I'm finally following my father's advice and taking a supplement for high blood pressure), and he even took the dogs out for me…

Back up a moment.  He didn’t actually take the dogs out for me, but not for a lack of trying.  The problem with the dogs lies in the fact that they refuse to go out with Mike.  They all whine to go out in the morning, and when he gets up to take them, they all climb back into their spots and pretend to be asleep again.  It’s as if they are telling him, “Oh no, we didn’t really have to go out.  We were only kidding.”

So I got up to take them out. 

We were originally supposed to close on our little bit of mountain air on Wednesday morning, but due to circumstances beyond our control, that has been postponed.  This leaves us with an opening in our plans.  We are going to wait until the morning to decide.  After all, I have no idea how I’ll feel in the morning. 

Hopefully better than I felt today. 

This calls for a good night’s sleep, I’d say.

Until the next time…I’m turning on the relaxation CD to listen to rain fall all night long!

 

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