Don't judge a day by it's beginning

Woke this morning with a huge sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.  Not the little sick feeling that's there every day but huge and all because yesterday was difficult and it was up to me to make sure today was better.  If I'm completely honest all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and stay there until this was all over (and I wasn't thinking about the current health situation) but that wasn't an option so I hauled myself out of bed and went downstairs to make tea.  While I was waiting for the kettle to boil I started to write this post (because after all I wouldn't want to forget how rubbish I was feeling) and began to pour my heart out.  Luckily for you before I got too far into it the water was hot enough to make tea so I did just that and went back to bed still with a heavy heart.  Half an hour later, feeling no better, I got up for the day and came downstairs to a message from my best friend who lives on the other side of the world suggesting a video chat later in the day.  Immediately the day improved.  We hadn't done this before and hadn't even thought of it before having confined ourselves over the years to first letters, then phone calls, then emails and, more recently, messaging.  We were up to speed with lives but hadn't actually set eyes on each other for four years so it would be fun and my heart lifted at the thought of it.  And it was just as great as I hoped it would be.  We talked and talked and, thanks to technology, plan to do it all over again in a couple of weeks time.  So there are several lessons to be learned from this little episode but the main ones are not to think my whole day is going to be awful just because it's got off to a bad start and not to start writing this blog until I feel on a more even keel.  Now it's lunch time, the sun's out, Ash is fence painting again, I've hoovered and mopped floors and have a plan for this afternoon of clearing out the summer house (AKA 'The Shed') so that it's back to it's lovely summer self.  Onwards and upwards really must be my motto from now on but, as I keep saying, I'm not a saint so be prepared for the occasional failure.


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