Ok, not really, but that got your attention, didn't it? Sigh, I'm dealing with pain from shingles due to stress. If you've read my last few notes then you know the kids have been sick w/ ear infections and then croup since New Year's Eve and I have not gotten a good nights sleep or a good nap in since 2007. To top it off, my mom is in the hospital with an unknown intestinal blackage and hernia and, I'm going to be very selfish here, I miss out on date night to the Cs game tonight b/c she's our sitter. Waaahhaaawaaahaaa.
Sigh, so in this lack of sleep, caring for everyone around me and worrying about those who are sick, worrying about work and trying not to be disgusted by the fact that my toilets could be cleaner than they are, my dormant herpes zoster decided to jump up and down on my hip and remind me that I'm not super mom and I, too, need a break.
I'm lucky; I have no rash so no long healing of scabs that lead to scars. It's just the pain, and the pain this time isn't nearly as bad as it was when I got full-blown shingles 10 years ago. It will pass. We'll all be healthy soon. Work will get back on track. And fairies will come in to read bedtime stories and make beds and entertain clingy whiny children. Bwaahahhahaa, I almost peed my pants for a second there.
Of course I have an upside. My yoga practices this week have been hard to dig my heels into. Very hard because I'm tired. But, in the end, they are bringing my body back to me and my mind. Yoga is a centering force for me. Today I"m going to experiment with clingy children and yoga. Perhaps I can market it?!!? I should take pictures...Today is the new day I've been waiting for since the start of this year. It will be healing, enlighting, and strong. Starting now.