I have been so grouchy and low-energy lately. It seems everyone in North Carolina is getting over the flu. HWWLLB and I have been spared (so far), though both of us have been sniffling and sleepy and I think fighting it off.
Yesterday I was working from home, and it had been raining on and off all day. As we drew towards evening, a huge storm was approaching, and as I stared out the window, I realized that I hadn't ridden my bicycle in ages.
So I grabbed the last snatch of daylight and sped down to the wetland near our house to visit the herons and the turtles. The sky was such a dark gray, with dramatic rolling clouds, and the wind whipping treetops in every direction. Only the herons seemed unfazed (you know how herons always act very cool).
As I pedaled home again it felt great to be outside in the fresh, early-spring air. I careened down the big hill behind our house with my unzipped jacket flapping behind me, like wings or a cape. It had been a long time since I'd felt that wonderful flying-downhill sensation.
Not enough exercise. I think that explains the tired, tired grouchiness. Today I got up early, got back into my yoga routine and biked into work. I feel like myself again.
In like a lion!