I had a very hard day yesterday. The day before yesterday I had such a busy day. So much physical work to do. And THEN my mother in law called. And she does not shut up. She yammers on and on and on for an hour and a half every single time. It hurts to hold the phone to my ear all that time, and she only talks about herself and her every boring detail of her life. My body and neck and shoulders and brain were in so much pain. I ended up not being able to sleep all night. I tossed and turned and hurt. I wanted to load up on pain medicine SO bad. And when I got up I hurt SO bad. I was exhausted. I took my youngest child with me to the gym. That actually felt good. I was surprised. I went to the Farmer's Market and loaded up on healthy fruits and veggies (cause I do that on Fridays now that it's the season). I got three new tomato plants to add to my vegetable garden, one is an heirloom variety, I'm so excited to put it in this weekend. And I got a bouquet of peonies that are gorgeous, to feed my soul. By evening I hurt so bad all over I was trembling. I kept my kids busy all afternoon by playing "chores". hehe. We made pizza for dinner. We made brownies for dessert. We watered the garden and flower pots. We cleaned up the house and let the pet rats out to play. My husband was like, maybe you should take some pain medicine just tonight since you're hurting so bad. And I really wanted to. But I said "I can't do that now if that's not what I'm going to do in the future." So we decided to have him massage me a little. And that was actually very relaxing. I also tried drinking lots and lots of extra water. And I went to bed a couple of hours early. I ended up sleeping pretty well last night. This morning I don't hurt nearly as bad. And I didn't end up needing to take pain medicine. The moral of this story is. . . .Don't talk to your mother in law on the phone!!