Grueling day Open Thread

Why yes I am a bit stressed

Sorry for the blog silence today.  It’s been a grueling day, and I haven’t had a second to sit down, let alone to think or, God forbid!, write.  A trip that I squeezed into to see to doctor, because I was feeling almost scarily off my game for a while there, revealed high(ish) blood pressure, too fast a pulse, and an iron deficiency.  The first two are attributable to stress; the third is an open question.  Next week the blood tests begin.

I probably just need to shift my diet a little — or it may be a temporary blip since the last few months have been more crazy even than usual.  There are a lot of people who look to me to make things right, and I have familial or work obligations I owe (or at least feel I owe) to them.  I think I’m going to have to make “NO!!!!” a much bigger part of my vocabulary.  It seems to me that the people calling my name need to figure out that, if they ask for less, they’ll get what they want and need, but if they ask for too much, one way or another I’ll just check out.

Now I have to apologize for griping too, but I’m not going to delete what wrote and I am going to publish.  Sometimes I just want a big audience to hear that I’m tired.

Fortunately, aside from ferrying people places and making a couple of dishes for a potluck Thanksgiving gathering, tomorrow should be a lower stress day than usual.


Speaking of tomorrow, I’m sure I’ll have time then to say “Happy Thanksgiving” to all of you, since all of you are blessings in my life, and I am very grateful that you’ve made yourself a part of my blog family.  However, in case my day gets derailed again, let me be among the first to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Times are tough, but that just reminds us to be more than usually thankful for what we do have.  And having griped about the people in my life, let me say that I’m still very glad that they are a part of my life.

Since I’m done in and may not be writing anything tonight, please feel free to share in the comments anything that you find interesting.