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taking it easy

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I slept on my shoulder wrong the night before last and I blew off a few hours of work yesterday. Usually blowing off work just means I don't get paid for it but yesterday was the last day of the pay period, hours I already called in, so now I'm left making up for it today. Not a big deal really but it just feels heavy. I'll get over soon enough.

So I'm in pain from the shoulder, unable to turn my head easily. Mentally bogged about about making up work this morning. And I have to drive out of town 3 more times this week.

Today, I'm giving myself a break. I took a shorter walk with the dogs this morning, I'm skipping walking shelter dogs today, and I'm not leaving the house. Letting go of some self expectations made everything easier already.

I learned something valuable this morning. I reintroduced dairy Monday. I came to the conclusion I'd be ok with a little butter, the very occasional scoop of ice cream, and the rare harder cheese (the softer and semi-soft cheeses are definitely a no-go). WELL I was wrong on at least one count. I scrambled some eggs and a load of veggies including spinach, roasted red pepper, squash, zucchini, onion, and sundried tomato in a little butter this morning. Now I'm not feeling well. I think butter is on my no-go list. :( Technically, I shouldn't have more dairy yet as I have one more reintro day of gluten left but I'm glad I did. Mentally noted and moving on.

A little rambly today but that's that. I'm not only taking easy. There will be naps, reading, at-home yin yoga, and of course catching up on work. But also? Taking it easy on myself for making these decisions today. No guilt.
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