Monday, October 19, 2009

Just Say No

Have y'all read this post by Jill? I am the opposite. I have had a chronic case of The Yes since childhood. I sort of function better when I am slightly over-scheduled. But I also tend to lose my mind a little. It's a six of one, half dozen of the other sort of thing. I'm happiest when I'm busy but it makes me crazy and sometimes sick at the same time.

Well I've been feeling run down lately. Does anyone else sort of feel the pre-sickies a few days before real sickness (cold, sinus, flu, whatever) sets in? Its like my body's way of saying, "hey KK, here's your 48-72 hour warning to eat leafy greens, vitamin C and get some quality sleep in you before you will be forced to suffer in bed for a week." So today, I took note. I was asked to help with all these last minute things that I usually say "yes" to, even though it is completely rude to expect me to be at your beck and call. But I am addicted to yes. I think Jill wrote that post yesterday for me, though. Today, I said no. I said it politely of course. And offered to meet next week if needed. But this week, I have a lot on my plate already. And I just don't think it is wise to add anything extra. This quick change to cold weather is wreaking havoc on my sinuses. And I've yet to go get my flu shot. So it's early to bed for me this week. No extras. No, no, no. But with kindest regards. No.

Also, I finally remembered to put my heated blankie on my bed last night. I actually use it under my fitted sheet to warm me from the bottom up. I cannot believe I never owned one until last year. It's like a crockpot for my bed. (y'all know about my crockpot love!) Keeps me perfectly warm all night long. In high school, I had a teacher who used to give us the same bonus question on ever test. She wrote "happiness is ....." and all we had to do was fill in the blank. It was only worth one point but even if you bombed the test, you got that bonus and left the room feeling a bit happier. So my lovelies, happiness is my heated blanket. What is your happiness today?

9 comments:

Jillian, Inc said...

You sweet precious girl.... How did you know I wrote that just for you? :o) Take very, very good care of yourself. And if I lived nearby I would totally say *YES* to bringing you a care basket.

KK said...

Ha, my A/C will be on all year and I need one foot out in the cold, so no heated blankies for me! I do know what you mean about that feeling that you know you are getting sick.

Rachel H. said...

I'm just like you...I have a habit of saying yes to everything that anyone asks me to. Like I said yes to making someone dinner tomorrow night, and I don't even have time to make Grant and I dinner. Why do I do that?!

Just Anonymous Prep said...

Oh I understand completely about having an overflowing plate - I try so hard to avoid saying no that I eventually get so overscheduled that the entire situation tends to snowball into a mess. And my sinuses have done the same thing - it's really annoying!

Torch Lake Prep said...

walking coco while only needing to wear a light weight golf vest!

Henley on the Horn said...

Good for you for saying no!!!

Preppy Lizard said...

Hope you are feeling better. My happieness is my daily walk on the bayfront looking at the boats and beautiful water.

cancersucks said...

Thank you for the sweet post. It's not Kim's great idea. I will disclose some day- but it will be a year or so until I can if that is a hint. I will still read and comment to you. I will probably change my name but I will give you a ps- cancer sucks! so you will know it is me. Thanks for the love!

Kristin said...

Happiness is It's Always Sunny in Philly!

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