Something happened yesterday ... and I have no idea what. Nerves? A bug?
The day started wonderfully. I got up, started some laundry, and cleaned up a little. I started writing a blog post but I felt a small wave of queasiness. So I saved the post and put the laptop away.
After a bit, I felt fine. So I ran a few errands and paid the mortgage and a loan payment. When I got home, the specialty cookie cutters I ordered had been delivered. If anyone ever needs a custom designed cookie cutter, let me know. They turned out awesome!
I went to the kitchen, got out all the ingredients, turned on some HBO, and I started baking. While the cookies cooled, I started making tacos and Stoney was texting me updates on the game ... all the world seemed right. I took a load of laundry out of the dryer and headed upstairs to watch the game.
Something came over me and I was sick as a dog. I couldn't type ... I couldn't fold laundry. All I could do was curl up on the bed and wait for it to pass. Finally I got up and threw up everything from dinner. Not pleasant ... but I actually felt a little better. Not 100% by any means ... but better.
I woke up this morning ... and I still wasn't normal. I don't know what it was. I haven't accomplished anything today. I haven't finished laundry or iced the cookies. I laid down and took a nap ... and oddly enough, finally here at two o'clock, I feel fine. I feel normal. I wish I'd felt that way when I woke up at 8 o'clock this morning.
So what's the story? A bug? Tainted food? Nerves for tomorrow? Tomorrow's my first day at the new job ... and granted ... I am extremely nervous. My Dad was like that ... whenever he was nervous, it always affected his stomach. It's amazing that he thrived in the Marines. And me? The week before I met Stoney's parents, I could barely keep food down. So ... sure. Nerves are possible.
In any case ... things are fine now and they need to stay that way. I don't have time for a bug. Tonight Stoney and I are heading up to Bloomington to see a concert ... Jason Isbell. I've been looking forward to this for so long! Despite my stomach being a mess, between the TSP money coming in, finally getting our cookie cutters, and going to dinner and an amazing concert with Stoney? This has been a happy and fitting end to my six week holiday.
One that keeps me warm and clean
But I ain't dreamin' anymore, I'm waking up.
So I'll take two of what you're having
And I'll take everything you got
To kill this goddamn lonely
Goddamn lonely love
Jason Isbell -
Goddamn Lonely Love