It’s Thursday and I told you I’d be north of here.
It didn’t happen and here’s why. Remember I had a bit too much heat and sun yesterday? Well, I wake up this morning about 3 o’clock with a miserable headache and slight nausea. Oh boy, I know what this is.
It’s time to hunker down.
Although I’ve been blessed my entire life with good health, my “constitution” is a wuss. I don’t have huge energy reserves. My sisters can confirm that the least little upset and I’m down for the count. I have these episodes about 2 or 3 times a year, and have had them since I was a kid. What do I mean? Let’s say I have a major emotional upset or I eat the wrong thing or I get too much sun or whatever . . . . I lose my physical equilibrium. On comes the headache, trips to the bathroom, muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea, blah, blah.
I’ve learned a simple remedy to pull me out of it.
Sleep and eat. Eat and sleep. And in this case, drink a lot of water, too. I woke up around three in the morning with a monster headache. At daybreak I noticed my skin was not right. You know how, if you pinch together some skin on the top of your hand, the skin goes back in place when you let go? Mine stayed bunched up. Weird, I know. I think they call that loss of elasticity (dehydration).
No travel for us today!
I took the crew out for a quick potty break, then back inside for a marathon snooze. I put water bottles on the bed with me and kept the water flowing for hours. It is now about two in the afternoon and I’m beginning to feel normal again. My body has been recalibrated.
I realize more than ever the importance of wise decisions in this lifestyle. I don’t mean become so cautious I miss the point of living like this. However, I do need to be aware of my condition and capabilities on any given day. There will be times when I get one of those messages . . . .
“Please wait while your body configures itself.”
So I’m still here for another night at Brantley State Park. I’m sorry I’m not able to write and show pics about a new adventure in a new setting today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!
Since I was inside all day, here’s a photo of the little kitchen I love!