PMS + lack of sleep + no alcohol + moving across the ocean + extremely active and social daughter around with nothing to do! = EXHAUSTED!
I also had a mild headache throughout the day. Because of the detox? Who knows.
So much to do yet I did so little. It’s OK. It’s OK to give yourself a break and not beat yourself up when you just can’t.
I took several mini naps, read my book, watched TV with the kids. I did sell some stuff on Facebook, but that was the extent of my activity for the day.
Blaire did not show up. I don’t think she would’ve dared. I was too tired. I would’ve bitten her left arm off.
I took some melatonin around 8:30pm. (Thanks, dear Jayma for reminding me about melatonin!) And I crashed around 9:15pm. HARD. Very hard crash. I haven’t slept that long or hard in, well, maybe ever.
I woke up groggy despite my ridiculous sleep. Because… period. UGH. I’m 40 years old! Done with having kids! Shouldn’t that nonsense be over by now? I’m too old to deal!
I think women should come with an on/off switch for periods, ovulation, etc. Wouldn’t that make a lot of sense?! Think of all the trials and tribulations we’d avoid! This deserves its own post, which I’ll get around to someday cause I have a lot to say about this topic!
If you thought Day 3 was boring, you should’ve seen this day! This was bear-in-hibernation day.
I slept even more. Read even more. And did even less. I even watched some TV in the middle of the day!!! That’s when you know it’s gotten bad!
It’s OK. Sometimes you have to listen to your body and give it a break. Belle mentions in Tired of Thinking About Drinking that detoxing from alcohol often simulates flu-like symptoms. I definitely felt like on this day. Not to mention the monthly tragedy… cramps, headache, so tired I want to die.
When your body is getting rid of toxins, it can take a while to feel normal again. I think this is why people give up so easily. You think, well I feel like crap going through this. Clearly it isn’t working. I’ll just go back to what I was doing before.
NO! You can’t give up! I can’t give up! You have to go through the pain to get to the good stuff. And remember that it will take a while for your body to feel normal again. It’s OK.
So I let myself rest, and only a couple of times thought, “I have so much to do!!!” But then I thought, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”
I had ordered some replacement drinks to be delivered this evening, but only the ice cream arrived. I didn’t want ice cream. Thankfully I had one San Pellegrino left.
I took another melatonin pill hoping to crash again, but it wasn’t meant to be. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don’t. So I stayed up till 11:3o watching Netflix. Oh well. You can’t win them all!
But at least Blaire didn’t show up today. Which made me a little nervous. She must be lurking around some corner. I’m sure of it. I’ll have to be on my guard.