Saturday, August 7, 2010

Splat



One minute I was dancing around the chateau, drinking martinis and singing Shake yer groove thang, shake yer groove thang, the next minute: flat on my ass. Yeah. I got sick, an inevitable consequence of too much booze and coffee, not enough water, and not enough sleep. The body never lies. For awhile now my body has been telling me to slow down. But I was too busy having fun to listen, so - my body knocked me down. Ouch.

When I'm in a mood to blame something other than the unbridled behavior I've cultivated since I moved into my own space, I hold the crazy planetary arrangements and especially the mass coronal ejection of last week responsible. It's an excellent storyline: extreme space weather brought me to my knees. Ya think? Why not blame Brother Sun? He doesn't care, yes? I say yes.

Recovery from a big ole solar beat down requires monumental effort. I'm off all liquor for awhile, all caffeine, too, drinking lots of water and juice, eating carefully, getting enough sleep. Does it sound boring? It is actually refreshing, believe it or not. Slowly but surely I am coming back to my usual standards of good health. Maybe I can be a little bit more moderate in the aftermath. That is my intention.

Happy Saturday to all. L'chaim.

16 comments:

Angela said...

There is a time for everything, Reya, dancing and singing and even boozing, and becoming humble and moderate again. You are just right, in any disguise. Fröhliches Wochenende!

John Hayes said...

Take care of yourself, Reya! Tho I don't drink, I also have a tendency to push--glad to hear you're feeling good about slowing down for a bit--that makes it so much easier.

Steve Reed said...

Everyone is entitled to a little extreme behavior now and then, right? Whenever I go a little too far, I always relish the experience of detoxifying my system with water and some healthy food. In any event, it's good that you ventured far from your center, and it's even better that you're now coming back. :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, friends. I am, after all, only human. Puny human this week. I wonder how long it'll take me to forget all about this? Hmmm ...

lakeviewer said...

We learn after many falls. Good to know you are enjoying your new diggs. Eat simple things too.

Linda said...

Where you landed is exactly where I would have landed if I were to dance around a chateau drinking martinis!=D I hope it was memorable fun while you were dancing. I am empathetic if it is painful now... the pain will pass. Take care of yourself dear lady. I am sending gentle hugs your way.

ellen abbott said...

I predict the memory will fade about the time you are rehydrated and caught up on your sleep. something I'm doing my self after a week of long days in the shop. I drank three glasses of water before I went to bed last night and I didn't get up to pee once.

The Bug said...

Hope you feel better soon. I'm a terrible influence - I kept thinking that the best part of detoxifying is that when you reintroduce stuff it's even better (in small doses).

Reya Mellicker said...

Linda I am SO GLAD to see you here!

Thanks, y'all. I get carried away, then I fall down. Fall down once, get up twice...see why that is my mantra?

steven said...

reya your outfit matched the bike in the top pic!!! more to the point though - if you don't jump high, fall low, shake hard, stumble, make waves, splat, bang, make a rumpus, whimper then what's the point of all of this!!!! go girl. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Steven you are so right! Life is short and we aren't dead yet. We should do it all!! Yes. L'chaim!!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Glad you have come to your senses! Everything in moderation... well, maybe you can't drink too much water. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Too much excitement with the move. Love the chrome on the bike! Take care.

Vicki said...

My Love to you...I am in AWE! OH YEAH<3

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear!
but it sounds like fun while it lasted

do hope all that juice and down time end up being restorative and soothing

Elizabeth said...

Hope you are bouncing back.
I recommend Kefir and swimming in water.
Preferably something bracing.
Followed by a sauna or hot tub.
Or just a Epsom salt soak.

Paul C said...

Your photos serve as an effective contrast to your title. They always give me a boost.