Slow down...11:57 AM
...you move to fast. You got to make the morning last...
The opening line from Simon and Garfunkel's "The 59th Street Bridge" song, is stuck in my head at the moment.
Those who follow me on Facebook, already know I was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday. Nothing major, my tummy didn't fully agree with the rest of my body in the morning, and by mid-day I was feeling tired, had the sniffles and a sore throat. All symptoms that could be everything an nothing at such point and only required me to just take a day off...from everything.
I haven't really stopped running since Ganesh Chaturthi on August 29th. Thanks to the last minute extended school holiday, I spent a lot of time figuring out how to keep a super active, mega social 5 years old entertained while the monsoon made a come back with a downpour from hell. Downpour which had us trapped inside on most days. We also ended up heading to the doctor for a pinworm infestation, followed by a ringworm eczema on the face, and a return to get a written note saying she could attend school as her teacher wanted to keep her out because of it. Jam in a few gymnastics classes, and play dates, a kitty party I was hosting and the usual everyday chores and errands and you have a recipe for exhaustion.
I am convinced that my feeling a bit funky yesterday was due to all that. And in such cases, I listen to my body and lift my foot off the gas pedal. Moms can't really be sick, we all know it, or at least can't be sick and do nothing but rest. So I limited my burden, and the instant Ishita was in the school bus, just grabbed a cup of tea, a plate of cream healthy crackers ( you know the ones from Britannia), put my legs up and watched the Big Bang Theory (not sleepy enough to nap).
A day living off crackers, bananas, tulsi tea and chicken soup, doing just the minimum houshold wise and an early bedtime was pretty much what I needed to feel fresher this morning. At my best? Nope? But functional enough.
Sometimes it is better not to fight anything and go with the flow, especially during the festive season. I wouldn't want to be burned out by the time Diwali comes, since we are heading to Lucknow this year.