Beauty in the Ordinary

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Exhaustion...



"exhaustion...such an interesting physical phenomenon.  You try to complete one more rote task and it sweeps over you like a tsunami. No matter the consequences. Putting one foot in front of the other is impossible.  And so it goes tonight.  Scooped up and swept home to the intimate surprise of a delicious dinner in front of a roaring fire, a chilled glass of wine to accompany and suddenly the arms of morpheus surround me."JP





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  1. You made being exhausted sound and look lovely. Good night and sweet dreams.

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    1. Thank you Sock'em...only lovely however, when one gets to rest and recuperate (which I did).

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  2. Exhaustion can either be very satisfying, or your body telling you to calm it a bit. I used to enjoy the former; it resulted from a day well spent. Now, unfortunately, I usually experience the latter.

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    1. Respectfully Cro, might I suggest you are being a little harsh on yourself. Considering your list of to-dos (Haddocks, Sechoir, the tree house and daily cooking and exercising of dogs)...I think you earn your rest at the end of the day!

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  3. I have not worked to exhaustion for years, but I can still reach that state following a night (nights) of poor sleep. I do remember the delicious state of sinking into sleep.

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    1. What a great descriptive Joanne, "delicious". Those last few moments of consciousness before slipping away certainly are just that.

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  4. A dinner that sounds perfection and just what the doctor ordered. J, we're finding that now the radiotherapy treatment has finished, the side effects have not and I don't think we've had a full night's sleep for two months - I know what you mean about feeling zonkered - same here :)

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    1. Oh Molly - I hate to tell you this, but I can't remember the last time we had a full night's sleep...and I think that's at the base of all this exhaustion. Rudy is struggling with all the side effects of medication, not radiation - that seems to have sorted itself out, but the meds are driving us both to distraction. Dinner was great though...tilapia sandwiches and a lovely salad.

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  5. exhaustion never ends with such romance and peace for me. you are one very fortunate lady! then again, I'm exhausted on a daily basis, b/c of MS so I think I too am fortunate... my husband sweeps me off my feet and carries me up the steps into our bedroom on a regular basis and brings me meals in bed frequently... not romantic, but quite loving:-)

    your photos are beautiful!

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    1. It's the love that matters Laura. Hope you are doing well.

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  6. Hope you're feeling better Sis, wish I could be there to make you a cuppa and take some off some of the load. Someone told me to do this when those waves of exhaustion come...lie down, settle yourself into a relaxed position and then 'call back to you any energy that has been scattered out'. It actually works! Love you.

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    1. I know you have my back V. I love the notion of gathering in all that scattered energy! LOL!

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