I am SO HAPPY to note that as my day is closing I feel much, much better than I did at its beginning. The worst of those allergy symptoms are mostly gone – at least for now. I do expect sleep to come easily tonight; and I’m planning to dose with the allergy meds prior to putting head to pillow in the hopes that my sleep will be long and restful.
It is interesting that the disorientation and “zombiefied” condition that defined my morning left me in the early afternoon when I spent an hour with my Rosary and Auxilium Christianorum prayers. After this hour I had enough mental clarity that I was able to spend the next hour calmly working on my chess games. And honestly, I was able to “see” those games better than I’ve been seeing them for some time, looking more moves ahead in most of the games more confidently. That was a nice surprise because I felt so rotten earlier that I had considered avoiding the games today.
But I don’t feel rotten now. I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep tonight and a good day tomorrow. I’ll check back with you in the morning.