Aug 4, 2015

What Do You Do When Your Pep is Pooped?

by Marsha Ward

This weekend was not the best of my life. Not the worst (and surely not as bad as some of our blog team have experienced lately!), but kinda yuck. On Saturday night I experienced a spell of food poisoning (this is getting ridiculous), although I ingested no mushrooms. Perhaps that chicken was past its prime . . . but I digress.

The consequence was that I was sick all night long, and into Sunday morning. At 8 a.m. I got up and texted, emailed, and called/left a voicemail message for someone, asking her to please take my duties at church, then went back to bed, hoping the recipient would get one of my messages before church meetings began.

I got a text in the affirmative just before the first church meeting, so I went to sleep and didn't wake up until evening.

Yesterday I felt somewhat better, so I got up and did a few things that needed to be done.

But today, I could not get out of bed. My pep was thoroughly pooped.

I only got up to conclude a text conversation with my daughter, who had concerns on a variety of topics, including my health.

I'm trying to take her counsel to rest and have a light-duty day, but as you can see, my blog post is pretty late, and I still have one major task on my list to fulfill. Can I put it off until tomorrow? I think I have to, because my pep is still pooped.

What do you do when your energy is flagging and you have a long list of tasks to accomplish?


  1. Oh, you poor thing! Food poisoning is the absolute worst!! :( Hang in there! You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. One thing I do is to remind myself of the scripture "and it came to pass..." It will pass. Whatever doesn't get done doesn't get done. Take care of your body.

  3. Ditto what Donna said. It's difficult to not get frustrated when I know I have major things to do and I don't have the energy to do them. I am learning to listen to my body and taking things one at a time. I know when I pray, read my scriptures and just take little bites of whatever needs done, the Lord magnifies my efforts, or at least helps me know that I am doing what I can. I wish I could help you. hugs~
    feel better fast!

  4. I must be lazy, I think to myself ha a day all to myself to rest, maybe read, watch a bit of TV.


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