Back to the Grind, Dammit!


I didn’t sleep well last night. I have no idea why. I do know that I had a smidgeon of coffee this weekend. My esthetician noticed that I had some redness on my face. “What is that about?” she asked. Was I doing something different? There was nothing I could think of that seemed to matter to her except that I had coffee for the first time in awhile an hour before. I had a shot of coffee Sunday, and when I looked in the mirror I could see it. My face was flushed. Just like some people flush with alcohol, I am now flushing with coffee.

I woke up anxious this morning. Even a 45-minute yoga nidra did very little to calm my jittery disposition. So, I’m committing to soothing green tea this morning. At least I didn’t have sugar yesterday! I’m over three weeks off that evil powdery drug. I’m starting to feel better and more energized every day.

As much as I love my crazy, high-energy new job, I don’t want to go in. I want to sit here and drink my tea curled up with my furbabies. Then I’d like to go out for walk in the sunshine or hike for a bit on the North Country Trail. I could fix a nice smoked whitefish salad for lunch and take a long nap after. A few things around my house need to be done. I could lazily go after those after my sleepy self wakes up. But, alas … it’s time to wake up from this idyllic fantasy. I have to get dressed and herd cats for approximately 8 hours.


I’ll leave you with a resource I found this weekend. I went to the Mason Jar Cafe in Benton Harbor, and they have superfood lattes. There’s no coffee in them. They provide a jolt of energy from healthy ingredients designed to stoke your immune system and soothe your nerves. This morning I made one with homemade almond milk, some cacao and matcha. Yummy!

What’s it going to take to get your Monday game face on? And, if you are retired, go out and have fun. Just realize how damn lucky you are!


2 Comments on “Back to the Grind, Dammit!

  1. I was not up to the Monday challenge this morning, either. But yes, I went to work anyway! A regular paycheck is a powerful motivator, that’s all I can say. Hope you have a great week, Sharon!

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