Today I woke up tired.
What was more unusual, after all isn't everyone tired these days, was the fact that I lay down and slept solidly right until 4:00 in the morning. No getting up to pee. No rolling around to get comfortable. Just a deep dark sleep. I never have those. So, I should have been refreshed. But I wasn't. I was just tired. I got up at 4 and did some stuff on the computer then went back to read for a while - falling asleep again. None of this is much like me.
While we were having omelets for breakfast, we watched the last two episodes of 'Garrow's Law' on DVD and then began to plan our day. We knew we had to get some groceries to make supper; a stew whose primary ingredient is a pint of Guinness. But I didn't even feel like doing that. I finally said to Joe, "Why don't we just stay in today?" He said that he'd go out and get the shopping done and I could stay back and read or play games or do whatever. I agreed, thanked him, then took a nap. And woke up tired.
The day plodded on, not much happening. Answered work emails as they came in - don't people take days off? Then headed into an evening of watching the final season of "Prime Suspect". So while there was murder and mayhem on the telly, there was a calm quiet around here. Other than Joe, the only characters I interacted with were fictional - sometimes they are a relief from the real thing n'est pa? It was nice to be distracted from the real world for a while. We knew that the news was awful. We knew that the world was out there doing what the world does. We just didn't partake of the day.
Except for Guinness stew.
Tomorrow, I'll strap the wheels on and head out the door to do business with the world. But for today, I thought, I'd stick to house coats, hot tea and home.