Alas, I could not. I was just so damned tired. I could not get myself off the couch after I arrived home yesterday. I had three separate naps between 6:30 and 10:00 last night, waking only when the cat either jumped on me for cuddles, or got bored and jumped off.
I crawled into bed for a proper sleep just before my usual time of 11:00pm, and fell to sleep immediately.
Persephone has a really sweet habit of curling up with her head on either my shoulder or upper arm. She only does this when the Amazing Flatmate is away, which has me conflicted, let me tell you. Anyway, she curled up immediately with her head on my shoulder and purred. I smiled, and then fell into a sleep like death.
Nothing could have woken me.
Except in the morning, when Persephone woke me for breakfast by walking all over my back. Persephone is not a small kitty. She's chubby. She has a lot of weight. My muscles are very sore for the first session of weight training since I got shingles about three weeks ago (a month ago?). It is both the most painful and most relaxing way to way up in the morning.
I think I need to book a massage.
I really, really needed that sleep. It might have been a combination of post-convention exhaustion, first day of weight training after a protracted break, and the lack of sleep because of the neighbours tapping away all night Tuesday night, but boy did I need that sleep. I was so tired, I couldn't make it home without stumbling. I can't remember the last time I was just that tired.
Self-care is something that a lot of people neglect. I know I did for a long while. I didn't understand how vital proper sleep, exercise and eating well actually were. They're so vital. Not just for your physical health, but your mental and emotional health as well.
Please take care of yourselves!
I will be trying to do a make-up live stream sometime this week, because I wasn't available on Wednesday. Keep an eye out on my Twitter, if you're keen on watching me fail digital adventures.
Until then, here is the highlight reel from the stream a few weeks ago: