Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Monday night I was watching some mindless TV* and had a revelation.  I realized that I felt good.  I almost forgot what feeling good felt like.

My eyes were no longer puffy and allergy affected.

My body didn't ache.

My mind was clear.

I was relaxed. 

I also went for a run earlier in the day, on Monday, and my run felt good.  My runs almost always feel good, even a crappy run is a good run, but this was different.  I felt more aware and more in control.  I think it's time to crank up the running and be a little bit more competitive again.  Cruising is fine, but I'm getting the energy back to push myself again.

Aside from not feeling sick and running better, I also noticed that my animals are happy that I'm home.  They will not leave my side.  On Tuesday we all sat on the back porch to watch the sunset.** 

Actually, I sat on the back porch and watched the sunset, the dog was at my feet, one cat was on my lap, and the other cat was sitting behind me.  I wished I had been able to photograph that moment.  It was peaceful.

I'm sure the people in my house appreciate that I'm not cranky and tired all the time.  They just don't glue themselves to me.  Heh.

Sunday's Song:
That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On - Sam Cook, Adele - Extra bonus points to Katiefeldmom for guessing Adele


*The Bachelor... and it really was mindless...
** Actually, a sunset photo from another day, but I needed a sunset photo from my back yard.  I didn't want this blog post to be picture-less.


Chris K said...

Look who got her groove back. From that pic, I'm guessing you live in Bay Park. Aren't you loving the extra hour of daylight too? You don't have to answer that, of course you do.

Black Knight said...

I can imagine how beautiful was that moment with the sunset and your pets.
Great post.

Jill said...

Ahhhh, isn't peace just so...blissful!?! Enjoy and keep the stressful days away!!

Anonymous said...


Laura Lohr | My Beautiful Life said...

Beautiful photo!

I worked a job for a long time, although it was affecting my health and well-being. I was young, lacking the wisdom to quit and eventually got fired. Honestly, I felt better than I had in two years when they walked me out of the building. I think you made a wise decision.

Enjoy this time, Irene. It sounds like you already are!

Nitmos said...

Animals can sense trouble. If you were watching The Bachelor, they could sense you were in trouble of some kind.

iJuls said...

That's some kind of awesome. Hurray for you.

Anne said...

So glad to hear your [mental] health has been restored. Here's to more sunsets like the one in your post.

Fair Weather Runner said...

that's fantastic, good for you! i am suffering from allergies big time and just waiting for that morning when i wake up and feel better. peaceful = wonderful!

Dori said...

I feel peaceful just reading your post. Glad all is well.