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Jan 9 -- Think I'll take a nap

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I got a good night's sleep last night and haven't been too busy today, but I really feel like snoozing.
After dropping the kids at school, spending an hour at prayer circle, then about 45 minutes at Bible study, I just feel like curling up and getting some more rest. Hubby got home earlier than expected and has already turned in so I'm thinking an hour of snuggling would be nice :)
Hoping I can be well rested so that when I do my Walking Fitness group tonight, I'm not too worn out. Don't have long though because I'll have to be up when Eric gets home from school.
Time to shut down the computer, shut my eyes, and just relax and dream!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/10/2013 6:55PM

    sometime a power nap or just snuggling is just what the doctor ordered to give you a little zing in your step or extra energy .

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6:00am and still haven't been to sleep

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I know sleep is such an important part of health, but it's a gift I won't see until after the boys leave for school. I'm actually grateful that they are going back today so I can get some rest this afternoon. Came up with another headache this evening and the "medication" (an herbal energy supplement) has kept my engine revving all night. I'm fairly tired now but no point in laying down since the boys have to be up in about 30 minutes.
Last night was definitely not good. I had a meeting for a committee I'm on, and I felt completely ignored and undervalued. The chairperson knew I didn't feel well but insisted the meeting had to be tonight which worked better for the rest of the committee which I understand, but the meeting was scheduled for 7pm when she knew 1 person couldn't be there before 7:15 or 7:20, and the other two were in scout meetings until 7:30p. As a result, I didn't get home from our "quick" meeting until a little after 9pm. I'm thankful that my hubby was kind enough to cook but he never prepares anything that fits into my diet or even anything I can log (he doesn't use recipes or measure anything so I can't get an accurate count on his food). Then, when I came home so irritated from how things went at the meeting, I just pigged out and ate 2 helpings of beef stroganoff which I'm sure he loaded with sour cream (he stirs it into the pasta) and more carbs than I needed for the whole day!
I also blew off my exercise time (though clearly I could have done it since I was up all night) and didn't even do my daily reading so now I'm a chapter and a half behind. Basically, anything I could do wrong I pretty much did :( Maybe this is a bipolar moment, maybe I'm PMS'ing, or maybe I just hate life right now but as soon as the boys are gone, I'm closing my eyes then hoping I wake up in a better mood to a brighter day.

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 1/8/2013 11:25AM

    I have felt that same way so many times. I know for sure that when I am stressed, over tired, and NOT getting a good nights sleep, I feel the way you do now. I just had my daughter, her hubby, and thier 4 children move back into our house..... WOW, what was the definition of sleep again?!

School started back today from the holiday vacations and I actually slept until 9am! That felt fantastic but I could have layed there for another 2 hours. I am on a diretic and have to get up at least 5 times during the night so I never sleep a straight 8 hours the way the doctor thinks I should.....

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LOSENIT66 1/8/2013 8:10AM

    Maybe the next time you are in your meeting, you should bring some hand weights and use them while you are speaking and listening - that will get their attention - lol. emoticon You felt undervalued. Sometimes, that's just in our own heads and people really don't feel that way about us.

WOW, an energy supplement that keeps you going all night - what is it? I need it in the morning to get me going. Hang in there and have a great Tuesday!

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/8/2013 8:09AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon It's over. Today is a new day! Keep Sparkling!

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Jan 7 -- A bad night's sleep making for a rough day

Monday, January 07, 2013

Last night I totally broke the sleep rules, and I'm paying for it today.
I had every intention of getting to bed by 11:00p. I made sure my youngest had his sleep-aide by 10:15p so he would be down in plenty of time. My oldest was tucked away in his room ignoring us all as he usually does, but safe without a doubt. My husband had turned in around 9p and there was nothing good on TV to keep me up all night.
Then I made my mistake -- I picked up the telephone. I love my father-in-law with all my heart. He is intelligent, supportive, and a joy to talk with. Sadly, he is also rather lonely and as a result, loves talking on the phone! Now, I don't fault anyone for being a talker because I am horrible about it; I also know that a talker will burn-out if the other person gets very quiet, but that just doesn't happen when I call Pops. I made the call at around 10:30p and didn't hang up until after 11:15p. Meanwhile, I sat on the computer playing spades so that even when I did hang up the phone, I wound up sitting up until around 1:30a.
The good news is that I fell asleep pretty quickly but the bad news is that I had to be up at 7:00a to get my son off to school. Now I'm running on about 5 hours sleep and I really want to run back and crawl under the covers! As soon as my husband wakes up (he always takes a nap after work), I may need to sneak a catnap.
Guess this will teach me to be a bad girl and stay up all night!


Jan 6 -- Nothing like a day in God's house

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The boys and I made it to Sunday school as well as worship service this a.m. I did let them cut out during the closing song because their dad got there to pick them up before we were done (I was staying after for an advisory counsel meeting). Admittedly, I didn't time everything well this morning and had to scarf down dry cereal while we were reading Genesis 50, but breakfast didn't get totally neglected.
After service and the meeting, I had a chance for a great lunch -- grilled chicken, green beans, baked potato, and bread. NUMMY!!!!! Now I'm heading out to the gym to get a workout in before tonight's youth group. After that we'll make evening worship.
There's a lot to be done but I know I can do it! I'll even find time to finish my chapter in "You're Already Amazing". God is good...and truly good to me!

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PARKERB2 1/6/2013 2:14PM

    Yes he is good to us. I enjoyed your blog. Glad you go a good lunch.

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Jan 5 -- I feel like vegging out today

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I should have gone to church this a.m. to help take down the Christmas decorations, but I woke up late and honestly didn't feel like getting out. Ate some leftover tortellini for breakfast (ok, not a breakfast food but chocked FULL of veggies and truly yummy even the morning after!) and plopped down to relax.
I decided to invest a little time in reading so settled in with "You're Already Amazing" by Holly Gerth. I can tell this is going to be a valuable read but I really want to restrict myself to a chapter a day so I can process the message rather than pushing my way through.
Today I want to do at least 3 miles on the treadmill. I have laundry to do and dinner to plan, but before I tackle anything I'm going to curl up with my laptop, play a few mind-numbing games, and relax in front of the "idiot box". This is a lazy but great way to spend my weekend!

UPDATE: Well, days don't always go as planned; sometimes they go even better. My hubby decided we should have a family day instead of sitting home so we took the boys to Greenwood for a movie (Finding Nemo 3D) and dinner at Incredible Pizza Buffet. My tracking isn't absolutely right but fairly close, and I didn't do as badly as I expected I would although it's a good thing I didn't eat lunch! Because of the time away, I didn't quite get 3 miles in but I did get 2.3 miles in so not to shabby. Now I'm going to go soak in a warm tub and turn in for the night. Feeling pretty tired.

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/5/2013 6:56PM

    Sounds like a great weekend to me!

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