October 23, 2009
My blood pressure has been up the past couple of days--I think it is from lack of sleep. My three youngest have passed around a little virus--it started last Friday. It started with our 6-yr old, then on Sunday I was in an after-hours clinic with our 3-yr old~101 degree fever~, praying that he did not have swine flu (he didn't!), and then by Tuesday, our 5-yr old was suffering. They have all taken turns keeping me awake during the early hours of the morning, and I am exhausted.
Last evening, I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes, then locked myself in my bedroom to take a hot bath. I realized that I haven't taken the time to take a bath in a while--it is truly relaxing! I pulled out my lavender bath salts, poured a huge glass of red wine (good for BP, yes?!), lit a candle, and read a magazine until the water cooled. Then I took an icy cold shower--amazing how it is breathtaking and fantastic at the same time, lol. I felt tons better--I felt like I could finally take a deep breath. (I don't know about y'all, but anxiety for me feels like I cannot catch my breath!).
It's bath season...