Sunday, I slept in as long as possible, before heading out for a quiet day with family that was a belated birthday celebration. We stayed in and watched The Dead Don't Die, a very weird, awkward zombie comedy that had me charmed from the first, but had an ending that could have been so much better. Still, I'm not sad I watched it. My dad was less thrilled with it, so we went on to watch Hobbs and Shaw, which was as funny and fun as I remember it. There's just something really inherently amusing about how Dwayne Johnson, who is basically an avatar of masculinity, pokes fun at all the toxic masculinity in action movies.
Then we had a lovely home-cooked dinner, I tried a new scotch that I ended up really liking, and then I went home, showered and collapsed into bed.
Honestly, if it wasn't for requiring a pay-cheque to live, I'd still be asleep in bed.
Now that I'm a little more rested, however, I really need to issue an apology to all my friends. Exhaustion from all the things in the past two and half months has made me the worst friend ever. I have emails that have gone unanswered, texts I desperately need to reply to, letters that need writing and sending, and a whole host of other things that I have neglected because I could barely function (and this isn't including things like cleaning the house, which I haven't had the energy for, either) beyond getting my arse to the places I had to be for the past few months and pretending to the outside world that everything was fine, and I was doing well.
Truth is, I don't really remember the past few months. It's all a haze of activity blanketed by the fog of exhaustion.
With all the sleep I've had this weekend (also requiring neglecting texts and emails, but I needed this sleep), I'm feeling much better. So, I'm going to spend this morning catching up on the texts and emails I haven't been able to answer before now before I head off to write some more. I won't be able to catch up on all of them, but I'll be trying to continue to do so throughout the rest of the week.
Also, take it from me, schedule some time when you have no obligations. Make it a day. On this day, you don't need to do anything except read, or watch your favourite show, or take a long bath, or something. Burnout is real, and it sucks giant hairy balls.
Right, i have to go and do things. Hope you all had a great weekend.