Saturday: work, care, Clan of the Cave Bears

I’m always super busy, but this week I feel like I’ve been pretty mentally busy, too.

Yesterday I had two breaks scheduled into my day, but somehow I was wiped out at work.

I still went to the gym, but after warm ups….. @_@;; I couldn’t concentrate and I felt the onsets of a cold.

I got Megumi (Fuji) to work some technique with me that I’ve been wanting to practice (other than the ninja one).  Then she gave me a back/shoulder massage while people were still trickling in, warming up.  I told her she could stop after a minute because I didn’t want to bother her, but she said, “No, I’ll do it longer.”

Thanks to her, I was able to just close my eyes, relax, and let someone take care of me.  That’s really an underappreciated, childlike feeling, that we don’t get to feel so much anymore when we become adults. Having someone want to take care of you without you having to pay them money for a massage or training or whatever service.   I could stop thinking about work or the fact that I have to lose like 7 pounds and I already feel so thin, the fact that I’m catching a cold…whatever.  It was all gone, and after Megumi finished, I felt better, and then went to sit in the Gold’s Gym hot tub.

I went to bed at 10:30 and woke up at 3:30, went back to sleep until 4:45.  Now I’m eating breakfast.

I’ve really been enjoying reading the book “Clan of the Cave Bears” on the train, on the commute to work and the gym.  I started it because I remember my best friend Kathleen from middle school loved it, but someone had told me it had sexual violence in it.  That bothers me a lot.  A lot a lot. I stopped reading Melanie Rawn for that reason.   I always avoided The Clan, but I’ve always been interested in reading the book, so what the hell. If it bothers me too much, I’ll chuck the book.  But I heard that some kids had to read it for school, so…

The Clan of the Cave Bear