When I'm not feeling well, I'm a big proponent of the "suck it up and soldier on" approach, but this weekend it occurred to me that I've been canceling more and more activities because I'm literally under the weather.
The weather has been very strange this winter, with lots of big storms and wild temperature fluctuations. Unfortunately for me, it seems that my head has turned into a living barometer. When the atmospheric pressure is high, I get headaches that don't respond to any OTC medication and cause me to curtail most of my plans in favor of sleeping or just lying around saying, "ow."
It took me more than a month to figure out what was happening and accept there's really nothing that can be done about it. This past weekend was two days of misery that finally relented when a big thunderstorm came through.
So if I've seemed like a party pooper lately, I apologize. It's just hard to concentrate when your head is a huge ball of pain. I'm sure that's also why my blog posting has been light. Here's hoping that spring is a little easier to bear.
Photo credit: Jon Swanson