I knew this time would come in my healing... I feel good enough to add a bunch of things to my schedule, then exhausted enough to do NOTHING during the in-between times.
I see it as great progress that I can help someone get to a doctor's visit, spend hours in a waiting room, and come home without an increase in head pain. (especially because physician waiting rooms are a concussion nightmare)
I see it as an inevitable side effect that after these full days, all I can do is mentally check out and physically crash.
However, when my pain level is low like this - I honestly can't complain about fatigue.
In fact, with these crashes, I decided to make the best of it. I have taken pressure off of blogging something profound- or blogging anything at all (sorry, friends). I have allowed the dust to remain on shelves (sorry, husband). And I settle in for my favorite guilty pleasure....
A little ways back, I said to Neil "We've been married for a while, is there any secret guilty pleasure you have that you don't want people - even me - to know about." And he (alway wise and cautious) said "um, what do you mean?... you go first."
So I confessed to him that I have a deep love for every single Lifetime and Hallmark Holiday Movie. The cheesier the title the better... if the premise is that you think Santa moved into your apartment building than of course its called "Deck the Halls" (and I want to watch it). If an orphan girl, Hope, needs a miracle, tadaa "Hope for the Holidays"... and don't even get me started on the ones with dogs or weddings.
Of course Neil followed this confession by quickly stating in disgust "oh no. I have nothing like that."
Right now, I am back from a 3 mile run (in under 35 minutes!) and I'm too exhausted to do anything but watch a perfectly predictable christmas movie. Its been a long week.
Don't leave me hanging. Do you have any secret guilty behavior? Do you ever get sucked into the "Its a Wonderful Lifetime" movie selection?
Plus - I need your help - our next bracket club is about Christmas Movies and Specials! So, what are your Top 10 favorite? (Or Top 5, if you are having a hard time coming up with some. You can include Movies with a Christmas Backdrop, like Die Hard.) Can you believe we got a list well over the field of 64?!? That's a lot of Christmas