Apparently, all the stress of the past week has taken a toll on me physically. Yesterday, the dogs woke me up (needing to go outside) sometime before dawn. I got up and put them out then went back to bed and slept until four fifteen in the afternoon! The phone woke me up several times but I was so deeply asleep that I could barely pull myself to consciousness from the vivid dreams that I was having. When I did briefly awaken, I was startled to find the room slowly spinning in circles! The second I hung up the phone, I fell back asleep and returned to more strange, vivid dreams. Hours later: another phone call. The room spinning. Back to sleep.
When I finally awoke at four fifteen, I got out of bed. None of my poor animals had been fed! I ate a little yogurt, thinking perhaps the light-headedness that I was still feeling might be caused by low blood sugar, since I hadn't eaten anything all day. I managed to get all of the animals fed and watered and only had to take one break. Once back in the house, I had a bite to eat then spent the evening on the couch. At some point during the evening, I had an allergy attack. Out of the blue. I have no idea what triggered it, but couldn't find my damn allergy medicine! I could feel my throat swelling and was coughing so hard it felt like my throat was ripping. I finally found an old bottle of OTC allergy liquid medicine. Expired in 2009. I took double the dose and sucked on a cough drop and fortunately, the attack subsided. Not a particularly productive day ~ though I did get almost finished with the cuffs on my second pair of homespun, handknit socks! Yes, I did complete my first pair and wore them for two days! I'm very proud of them.