Overbooked, overtired, over it!
I need to be REALISTIC. I need to realise that I am not as capable of forging on day after day after day - not like I could when I was 25 -35 or even 55! And there is no shame in that. Somehow I appear to feel the need to PROVE I still 'HAVE IT'.
There is nothing wrong with my energy levels. They belong to an active 62 year old...! And believe me I can tackle my world when necessary.
But the past week and a half I lost the vision of what I could and couldn't handle.
The events and activities were awesome and LOVED every minute of it. There is no room for regret because it was all FUN, WORTHWHILE and REWARDING to be and do what I managed to do.
It just meant, I got over tired, slept more than poorly and my day today is for most part - a write off.
The ironing can and will have to wait.
The floors dito.
My blog writing, an important part of my week - was put on hold and I have, despite the fun and hectic schedule of the past days - was sorely missed. Made me a wee bit cranky! Well, maybe not cranky but I felt bereft.
So, now the reality. I am no longer 45. My activities need to be kept in balance and I need to remind myself - build in 'time out' moments.
Today, a day to re-assess, to look back on some amazing events, having received loving, heartwarming and complimentary emails about my cooking skills and know my fatigue was a small price to pay for the
I am back - back on line. Back at my desk.
Will take the next few days to update my blogs, my recipe books and my photo gallery.
The first album to complete ( having started it months ago) - is for my niece. Then 2 for my wee grandchildren. Those 3 are 'promises to keep. The rest are projects I want to work on.
Just like after a good break and enjoyable holiday - I feel great to be back at my desk.