The gift of a shower. First shower in 9 days. It was wonderful. Exhausting, but wonderful. Seriously, taking a shower and changing all of my clothes all at the same time was the most sustained exercise I've had in 9 days, and it got my heart beating.
That was depressing.
And the nap I had to take afterward, while enjoyable, was also depressing.
But the hot water felt wonderful. There were several areas I couldn't reach, like my back and my lower legs/feet, but I did manage to wash my head, even if it did take my breath away.
I still can't open my closet, so I don't know why I find this surprising.
Merry Christmas to all.