Sunday, September 5, 2010

Staying In

I'm skipping a family get-together today. And here's why:

1. It's hot and sunny. Neither is great for my head.

2. I'm in a bad cycle. I drank caffeine two days ago and am still paying for it. Nausea, dizziness, mood swings and my good buddy pain are unrelenting, despite medication. So, faking the funk for the sake of being social is pretty impossible right now.

3. We'd be taking public transportation. The car needs money that we don't have to be legal, so we've been borrowing cars, walking and bumming rides everywhere for the past few months. Today, none of those was possible and though public transportation is an option, it is often crowded, loud, and smelly. And there would be mandatory walking, which is no good in combination with points 1 and 2.

I can't help but feel guilty. I love my family. I miss them terribly. But I am exhausted.


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

I use trains and bus travel in Cleveland because when I go up there for specialist visits I can't afford the $40 cab ride or to rent a car. The walking and the humid heat and noise/smells can be a torture if The Headache decides it wants to play.

Wishing you were able to go to the get together and be able to enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Good choice. I'm not trying to be facetious or anything; it's a good choice when you add it all up.

I miss my family too.