For those of you unfamiliar with The Spoon Theory it was the brainstorm of Christine Miserandino. It’s not actually a theory but a way of explaining to healthy people why those of us with chronic illness or chronic pain can’t always do everything we want to do. You can read The Spoon Theory here. A couple of days ago I ran out of spoons.
Since I began this blog I made it a point to do a post each day. There were a couple of days I could only post that I wasn’t really up to posting anything. But at least I let you know I wasn’t going to do a “real” post. It was a matter of pride that I share recipes, tips, or even just some humorous anecdotes every day. Because I really appreciate the time you take to read what I write I don’t want to let you down.
But a couple of days ago I realized I was in trouble. I wasn’t able to walk and I could barely stand sitting in my wheelchair. It was frustrating because the weather hasn’t been really cold. In fact, for this time of year it’s been gorgeous. And I hadn’t done anything more than what I usually do so there’s not the ready-made excuse that I over-extended myself. Honestly, I don’t know what went wrong. But I ended up in bed feeling miserable and worthless.
I decided today that I had to at least let you know that I was taking a couple of days off. Yeah, I know. You already know I took yesterday off. And today really doesn’t count for much. Be nice. I’m giving it my best shot here!
You should know that I’m going to be posting a recipe for another kind of Au Gratin potatoes my family loves. And I’ve got some great Thanksgiving treats to share with you. These are so easy even I can’t mess them up!
So don’t run off. There’s a lot to come as soon as I stop being dead. Meanwhile practice saying things like “Doesn’t she look natural?” It’ll help remind me that if I don’t get moving someone is going to start digging a hole in the backyard!