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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Taking a Teeny Break




               The sun keeps trying to peek through heavy clouds, but yet again the clouds are winning. We had a nice bright sunny day for Mother's day and that was great. I hope your day was beautiful too.


I haven't posted anything for the last three days.

             My mind seems to be a bit muddled lately; maybe it's the weather, or maybe it's because I am just plain tired.
                                                
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I have often told myself that I don't need much sleep. I've got things to do and not enough daylight in which to do it; so I would "borrow time" from sleepy time hours.

For years it seems that I would go to sleep at 2am and sometimes later... only to awake at 6 and I seemed to be fine.
                                    
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Working "part time" only meant that I took the paperwork home and would work way into the wee hours. "Full time" meant Double Time.

Working late nights on this little blog brought me such great enjoyment that I pushed the urge for sleep away just so that I could post.

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But now this week.....I feel like burnt toast.
                                          
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Caring for my Mom, taking care of two households, two kids and a husband has brought me to this point.


I am BONE TIRED.
                
                       WEARY

                                 POOPED
                                           
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NO matter how hard I try, I awake exhausted and spend the day feeling "absent".

In fact after Church on Sunday when my Husband suggested going out for a walk and then to Dinner...quite frankly ( now if you guys blab on me I'll just deny it) I kind of felt like saying..."Please, no walking, no strolling, no anything...I just want a nap!"
                                  
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But I didn't. How could I? I went along with the idea and had a great time. But by the end of the day My bones felt wobbly and I was right back to feeling exhausted.


 So I am taking a few days off.

                 Now, as a Mom you know that is virtually impossible. Laundry still needs to be done and who is going to feed this family? and God forbid that anyone else feed or bathe the dog.....and people can we talk about the toilet?....OK maybe not.

 Now I need to go out and find my daughter an outfit for her band concert.
    Wash a couple of loads of laundry.
       Check on Mom and make sure to pick up some things for her at the store.
             Mop the floor.
                  fold and put away laundry
                     Clean the office
                        balance "Unbalance-able" checkbook
                           pick up daughter from practise
                             Make dinner
                              ......... etc etc etc
           nothing spectacular, just regular "Mom stuff"

I think somewhere in there I can close my eyes for a bit.
Between 7-7:10pm It'll all about the ZZZZZZZ's!
Nope...have a Church group tonight. Maybe I'll take a nappypoo tomorrow.

It's ALL good!  see you all in a few days! Unless The lottery smiles my way and then I'll be typing this little blog from Hawaii!
                                
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                                                    Blessings, Joanne

22 comments:

  1. Keeing my fingers crossed for Hawaii for you.

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  2. Seriously, you need to cut back on everything you can for awhile!! People who have sleep loss like this are at much greater risk to have all kinds of health problems...trying to do it all is not good for your health! What good is life if you walk around all day feeling like you want to be asleep and out of it...you can't enjoy anything. I know because have been like this. End of lecture. Please gets lots of good sleep and rest and I will see you later.

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  3. I get that i to sometimes feel burnt out and just want to stop everything. hope you feel better soon go take a nap

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  4. Take care of yourself!! You have a lot on your plate now so do only what has to be done.

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  5. Enjoy your time off. I haven't been posting much at all. I have ideas but no desire to write a post!

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  6. Have fun, and yes mother life never goes away but it is nice to do all of that knowing that you don't have to go to work as well or even blog, but do remember to let us know any funny things you did in your quiet time!

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  7. I think a lot of us find as we age we need more sleep curse our bodies for wanting sleep when we have so many things we need/want to do each and every day.........

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  8. Enjoy your break:) But don't stay away too long.

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  9. I know what you mean. I also feel fine for days of little sleep and then one day catches me and I'm wiped out. See you when you're back!

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  10. I hope you can manage to get some rest because it is vital. Maybe you could schedule a nap or two everyday. Sometimes just 15 or 20 minutes can be helpful. Try and make it your priority because you have to be feeling good to be able to help your loved ones. And don't forget the chocolate.

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  11. This is such a wonderful, fun, and "real" post! I've had weeks like that. I hope you get some sleep, have a good break, renew yourself with God's strength! Blessings!

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  12. Time outs are so healthy! Good for you! I've always needed LOTS of sleep :) Rest is important - sometimes even just declaring the Time Out makes us feel better! Enjoy yours.

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  13. go re-charge your batteries---see ya soon!

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  14. Enjoy a little time! I need some, too! Sending you some hugs to last a few days! Hugs, Diane

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  15. Tired or not girl you always make me laugh! Sure hope you get back up to par soon. You sound a bit like me. I don't require alot of sleep, but every once in a blue moon I am just pooped, you know; tuckered out and kcan't keep the old eyes open. You have a lot of responsibility riding on your shoulders. You deserve a break for sure! We'll be here when you come back.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Have a good break! I needed to take one too. Hope you are getting rest and rejuvenating! Hugs.

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  17. I was pooped too, after the challenge. It helped to just do housework, homemaker stuff, give my eyes a break. You'll be back!

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  18. Joanne I hope you got some extra hours of sleep as it will be very refreshing and good for you, body and soul. You need to fill yourself up so you can continue to pour out all the caring for people that you do.

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  19. Take all the time you need. You sound like you are really tired. You must take care of yourself, dear friend. You are managing too much. We will miss you, but we all need a break sometimes. XO

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  20. When blogging becomes a chore it is time for a time out. Take that break, recharge. Will be here when you get back

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  21. I just recently came back to blogging from doing exactly what you are doing. Take care of yourself, first. Because if you don't think you are important enough to take care of yourself, no one else will either. Hugs to you! We'll be here when you get back!

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  22. Good for you girl. I hope you actually got a moment to relax. LOL I know it so didnt' happen but we can dream right.

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