Well, vacation has been a rousing success. Though I've gotten up mostly early the first couple of days to work on worldbuilding (Which is mostly done, HUZZAH) I want to do a detailed outline but for me, its like pulling teeth. Might go for the seven steps and call it a day.
Decided to actually sleep in yesterday and took a nap, then I couldn't sleep last night. Whoops.
Its really been amazing what some time away from work and stress can do for you. I've been in less pain this week, though I've had a few doctor's appointments. I'm sleeping, I'm READING. Man, I've read like a book and a half in the last 6 days. It's been awesome.
We literally sat around all day yesterday, me and the kids, while my husband slept. We were in our PJs all day. It. Was. Glorious.
I suppose what I've learned from having my little staycation is how utterly important it is to have time off. I've never been one to have time off. I just work. I stay on schedule and just keep pushing forward.
With all that stress, though, it really does wear the body down. I can't believe how much better I have been feeling. I managed to get all of my medicines refilled, too, so that's also back on track.
I'm reading the A Discovery of Witches series since I recently binged the ENTIRE show. Man, those books are FANTASTIC. I loved the show, don't get me wrong, but the books are so incredibly dense that they left a LOT out. I mean, whole-ass plot lines and characters. They are just so good. I read the second book Shadow of Night in like two days. I started The Book of Life last night and couldn't sleep til I'd gotten 200 pages in.
This makes 11 books I've finished reading this year. I don't think I read 11 all of last year or the year before. Rediscovering how much I love reading has been a literal joy. It also, incredibly, makes me want to write more.
I'm going to see what I can do with Mercy of the Fallen today. Then, its a bit of laundry and housekeeping before we head to the zoo tomorrow.
Memo to me: Take more time off. Its good for me.