SoCS – In Other Words

For all my talk of 2018 being so much better than last year, it sure started off in a bad way.  I feel like this damn flu has swept me up in its clutches and it just won’t let me go.  Every time I feel like I’ve beaten it, I do something like start an exercise regiment that is far too hard for someone who hasn’t really exercised in two years, and BAM!, I’m straight in bed.

In other words, and perhaps more plainly, I just can’t seem to catch a break.

Here I thought that things were looking up.  I bought an elliptical, a new year started and everything seemed new and fresh.  I suppose it still is.  I just need to learn that I can’t do it all, you know?  I have a tendency to go all in when I really need to start slowly.  I think I realized too late that I was pushing too hard.  I tried to take it easy and then last Saturday I did a workout that was just too hard.  That one finally sealed my fate.

I stayed home from work yesterday and I’ve spent a lot of time reading, which is nice.  I started reading the Game of Thrones series in December of 2016.  I am finally on book five, but it has taken me a year to get here.  The really sad thing is that the next book isn’t scheduled to come out until next year.  While I have plenty of time to finish this book, I’m sort of ready to start something new.  However, I’m one of those people who has a hard time moving on until I’ve finished whatever it is I’m working on.

I’m stubborn.  I actually bought a few books and even tried to start reading a new one, but Game of Thrones kept beckoning.  So, now I have another book lying on a coffee table with a bookmark in it.  I’m probably going to have to start that one over again because I can’t remember what I actually read.

Sometimes getting sick is just what a body needs.  I suppose this is my body’s way of saying slow the hell down.  I’m planning to take it just as easy today.  I even hooked up the laptop so I could be lazy in my recliner.  I must do this more often.  It actually makes for relaxing writing.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “in other words.” Use the phrase at least once in your post. Have fun!



16 thoughts on “SoCS – In Other Words

  1. Yeah, my 2018 got off to a shitty start too. Job still sucks and started off to a big low after I was told there were no openings for my job description at the place I applied at. The week after that I got into a wreck (not my fault). Was feeling down in the dumps for the first half of January solidly until out of the blue this other company calls me back and say they want me to interview.

    As it is, January might have a happy ending and February a happy beginning as I’m expecting my new job to come through any day now. They’d be creating a new position for me that the see the need for so it’s one of those things. Wish me luck.

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  2. I got the flu shot, but O got it late. I don’t know how effective it is.

    Now I’ve started off 2018 with a lot of crap going on, including a cold for the last two of three weeks. I have writing due and am not feeling at my best.

    Hope your exercise program can proceed with slow but steady benefit to you. So much to read, so little time.

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