Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Daylight Savings Queasiness

Now that Beezus and Ramona are 9 and 7, it's a fairly easy transition from daylight savings time to standard time.  They generally will sleep in on the weekends and they leave for school at 7:38am anyway, so the earlier waking is welcome.

Ramona and I have both felt out of sorts the past couple days - a bit queasy, more tired than normal, and a tad slow.  As I was telling Mr. Quimby that I might need to lay down before dinner, I asked him if he thought I might be pregnant or have diabetes.  True to form, he simply asked "why would you think that?" because the former is near to impossible and the latter is unlikely.  He suggested that it was just the over-abundance of Halloween candy, the busy work schedule with lots of travel over the past 3 weeks, and maybe the time change that had me feeling out of sorts.

As I'm writing, I'm reminded of the winter a couple years ago when I didn't slow down.  When March and April came, I was a mess.  I'm not going to make that same mistake again.  I want to live my life intentionally, choosing and charting the course as much as I can, making time to slow down.  The queasiness of the past couple days reminds me that I need to prepare for the slower rhythm of winter.

I've been working on paying more attention to the physical signs of my body as cues to my mood.  It doesn't get much clearer than queasiness, and I am grateful for the reminder.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Heard often in my house "I have this [insert symptom] - I will probably die in the next few weeks so you should be extra nice to me". Response: "or it's [insert extremely simple and hardly exciting diagnosis]". We can't all be realists.

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