I love the sound of that word, and I love its meaning – keeping someone or something from cold and exertion, to treat someone or something as an invalid.
I shall be coddling myself today.
Why? That bloody ear infection (as though being anxiously over-wound and depressed to boot weren’t enough!). I’ve been up for almost an hour and a half and my ear is absolutely killing me, despite taking two ibuprofen, and the world continues to spin if I move my head too fast, and I continuously feel nauseous. Today’s revised agenda: get into comfy clothes, find a horizontal position, and fix my gaze on something which isn’t moving – such as the pages of a book, or the TV screen. My “To Do” list may not get a good workout.
I shall have to be very mindful of my self-talk, too. If I am giving the “To Do” list a rest, that’s because it is necessary to do so, and does not mean I am lazy or worthless or any other self-loathing adjective my creative mind can come up with. Perhaps I need to make a note to remind myself of this fact. Actually, I will … and I did. Here it is:
If I do get on here and start rambling about how I’m no good, etc, feel free to jump down my throat with reminders of my frail state 🙂
Be well, everyone. Coddle yourselves as necessary.