Or maybe it's more like a -
"my stress is finally catching up with me and I need to escape for a long walk on the beach" couple of days.
It's odd how stress can shade or color parts of your daily life - shade it with dark, grey tones, with little creatures lurking in the shadows and thumbing their nose at you.
And as a guarded person, I become even more guarded to everyone around me.
I heard that term described to me in detail recently and wondered, "who isn't guarded?". Thank goodness! What would the world be like if everyone you know told you all about their inner turmoil and daily stress level when you paused to greet them during your day?
So, I'll tell you instead of the simple ordinary things I'm doing to try and shove myself out of this gloom;
making plans for the weekend,
cooked a dutch oven full of white bean and chicken chili,
deciding I'll walk with the dogs and N after dinner
AND writing this for therapy.