Cost for the spell - could that be vanity? Think about it - I really HATE when my face is fucked up. I hate looking like a pepperoni pizza. I don't leave the house if I don't have to until it goes away. Which actually, works really well for me. If and when I do a working that kicks my ass like that, I actually prefer the down to time recuperate and not have to deal with silly mundane life stuff.
It happens. I don't know why - just that it does. I have some theories but - they're theories. So, I just roll with it. What else am I gonna do? Fight it? Right, cuz that always kicks your ass even more. LOL
If I've worked hard - I look it. Sometimes, like you came out of a boxing match. I looked just as good as when I finished a 24 hour, 1,200 mile round trip. That was fun. Not.
Replenishing and pampering yourself is most helpful in recovering and recuperating. Take that luxurious salt bath, take a couple days and hang out in your jammies if you can. Nurture yourself, eat right, get the rest that you need. We have to take care of ourselves. Who else is going to do it for us?
RoseRed that is so so true. I really need that down time too afterward, physically and mentally. I am a vain ass bitch, I will admit that quickly. Paying for my workings with zits of doom truly hits me where it hurts. Being the Southern belle that I am, I will not leave the house without makeup. I was in pageants, a Cotillion debutante, a sorority...that lot. So yeah, I am vain. There are some things that makeup will not hide, or it can be garish in a Tammy Faye Baker kinda way to wear it at times. Those days I stay home and if it is during the school year I call in for a substitute. It is a price worth paying to me though, for the benefit of the working, to exchange a little personal humiliation for whatever purpose that it served.