The last couple of days I’ve been really tired and run down. Like I have a low level flu or something going on. This isn’t a new state of affairs, it’s a fairly regular thing for me. I have ME/CFS. A chronic condition characterised by a lack of energy, muscles aches and pains, frequent infections and feeling ‘flu like’.

It is my own fault I feel ropey right now. I’ve done too much. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I could feel my energy lowering the other day but didn’t stop and take a day or two out. Now I am paying for it by feeling rotten – and I’ll probably need to take a day or two out to rest up and get myself well. There is a brilliant blog about this out there called The Spoon Theory – it explains what it is like to live with a chronic condition and is worth a read for anyone who is curious: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

The other thing that happens when I get run down like this is my brain goes all ‘foggy’. I can’t remember names, dates, things I have to do. My grammar goes to pot and my spelling etc, deteriorates. Simple things become huge chores. And this time I am angry with myself because it is my own fault. I met a friend for a coffee and cake on the same day as I went into work – too much activity without a break in between. And it is cold and wet and that doesn’t help.

So this weekend I am taking it easy. Lots of sleep, warm baths, chamomile tea and snuggles with my doggy ūüôā

Manlove Flash!
Check out our critique groups Valentine’s Flash. Lots of great short and sexy stories for Valentines day running this week.
Here’s the list:

14th: Jena Wade and Heloise West

15th: Amelia Bishop  and Mina Kelly

16th: Kimber Vale and Shiloh Saddler

17th: Eva Lefoy and Azalea Moone

18th: Dakota Trace, Jade Crystal, and Crane Hana

19th: JT Hall and ND Wylders

20th: Evelise Archer , Kate Lowell, and Skye Jones