As I was drying myself off after getting out of the shower at 12:30 a.m. I noticed something strange. I could not towel dry my hair. Uh oh....
Let me take you through my day and how I arrived at this point. I woke up very tired after having a busy day on Tuesday helping take care of toddlers at the MOPS group and then did some quick shopping and headed home. Once home on Tuesday, I proceeded to get busy cleaning like a mad woman since my parents and one of my brothers arrives on Friday. I cleaned until my body could not take it any more and I was in a lot of pain. I had strange dreams Tuesday night and woke up exhausted Wednesday morning with a long "to do" list in front of me. It was supposed to be our only rain free day so I needed to get as much done in the garden as I could to get it ready for the cold weather.
While I was having my coffee and answering and commenting on a few facebook posts, my son Chris called me and asked me what my plans were for the day. I told him about my garden to do list and he said "oh, well that answers my question". I asked him what he needed and he told me that all the elk burger from the elk he got was ready to be packaged up and labeled and they needed help. I asked him if it would work for me to come the next day and then he told me how long the burger had been sitting in the big coolers at the butcher's. Yep, it needed to be done today so I quickly got dressed, without even getting a shower and headed over. Between the 3 adults and 2 grandboys, we managed to get 2 huge coolers full packaged and labeled in about 1 1/2 hours. They sent me home with elk burger, steaks and some roasts. :)
Upon my arrival home, I got busy here. I made a pizza for a late lunch for my hubby and I and then I took the dog for a walk. When we got back from our walk I then got hoses and sprinklers unhooked and laid out to drain. I took out the tomato cages, ripped out all the tomato plants, beans, marigolds and a few other things. I harvested some sunchokes and then dug a trench and buried a blackberry branch so that it would make new plants. By then I was exhausted and collapsed on the couch.
My hubby and I watched a few shows, he headed for work, and I had a late dinner. I was too tired to sleep so I got a few more things done. I finally headed to the shower and washed and conditioned my hair, washed my body, and rinsed off. I wrapped a towel around my head, dried my body, put on my jammies, took my meds and supplements, brushed my teeth and then proceeded to towel dry my hair. One problem...I rinsed off my body but apparently forgot to rinse the conditioner out of my hair. Can you say foggy brain moment? So I grabbed a load of laundry, got that started since I was behind on it yet again, and then headed to the guest bathroom when I got the sprayer attachment from the shower, leaned over the side of the bathtub and finally got my hair rinsed off.
It is now 1:15 a.m. and my hair is towel dried, the laundry I started in the washer is now ready to be hung up to dry and I am still too exhausted to sleep. Yes, I realize that it sounds odd, but seriously, with CFS, sometimes you can't sleep, even though your mind and body are screaming for it. I overdid it and I am paying the price for it now. I pushed myself far beyond my limit and I really should know better by now, but there is just so much to get done and so little time to get it done in.
I'm going to get up, hang the laundry to dry and then head back to bed and try this whole sleep thing again. Hopefully I will be able to get to sleep before 3 a.m. but I am not counting on it.