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"Caffeine IV STAT!"

Monday, July 06, 2009

Lately I have been bonking about mid afternoon in my energy level. My initial response is WHY??? Then after a few moments I remember why and smack myself. I am rolling out of bed every morning to go across the street to babysit and tend to my neighbor's household. I bounce between 2 houses on getting things done, ie dishwashers unloaded/loaded, laundry processed, meals for the kids tended to, dinners planned and started - and of course entertaining the troops, aka the 3 kids and 2 dogs walked. I am enjoying teaching the kids various craft projects, working with the parents on expanding their dinner (and lunch choices with some planning), and figuring out other activities the kids can do. But I do tend to forget that I am also waiting around for a surgery on my foot that is blown out every morning, settles down after awhile and then blows out come evening. Oh and then add Ms Aliegh to the mix which lately I have had her with me more than not. So for now I have taken to adding an extra cup of coffee to my morning and/or adding a sugar free energy drink in the late afternoon. Not the best coping mechanism but hey a nap is out of the question (as is diving into some other food item I shouldn't be eating). Ms Aliegh, on the other hand, thinks a nap is JUST what she needed on the 4th of July.
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  • MUSIC66
    coffee keeps you alert and helps you deal with your work.
    3126 days ago
    Can't go a day without my coffee...and what a lovely baby! She's so cute!
    3148 days ago
    mmm I love coffee myself :) when i was working i would always have a big cup in the morning and green tea in the afternoon... maybe you should try some green tea? or white tea there's not that much caffine to it.. but it might help the transition a bit :)

    and your granddaughter IS ADORABLE!!!!!
    3152 days ago
    I like my coffee in the morning too. You are tired just with the RA. You are very busy! Be good to yourself!
    Must be hard on you with that surgery lurking in the future.
    On the most tired days do your breathing exercises. Breathe in your nostrels long, slowing and deeply and then let it out. Check into 'core strength exercises. Less effort but well worth it! Suggestions from a friend!

    3152 days ago
    Wow gal you are so busy! Your little Aliegh is so cute! Ahhh to be able to sleep like that again. Take care of yourself!
    3152 days ago
    Best wishes for all your needs...sleep, pain relief and successful surgery on your foot.
    3152 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    No wonder you are exhausted by mid afternoon. I would be doing the same on at least a temporary basis. Good luck with your upcoming surgery!

    Good luck with all the extras you are doing right now.
    3153 days ago
    My surgery is scheduled for Sept 22nd and then I will have my "wings clipped" and will be bed/house bound for 3-4 months. Hence the need to pack in much activities this summer! emoticon
    3153 days ago
    Look at that beautiful smile; I'm so in love with little Aliegh! And those little gel sandals are adorable! Enjoy your time with Miss Aliegh.

    What's wrong with your foot? I hope your surgery is scheduled soon.

    3153 days ago
    Whew! I'm exhausted just reding this - no wonder you need a boost mid day! Hang in there - have they scheduled your surgery yet?


    PS CUTE little one!!
    3153 days ago
    She is just so darn cute. I don't think a little blast of caffeine is a big deal with all that you're doing. Better than loading up on a lot of empty sugar calories.
    3153 days ago
    anyone with a blissful smile like this while taking a nap is my friend.
    and your day sounds terribly exhausting ... i think a cuppa is totally in order.
    i adore your energy and dedication!
    3153 days ago
    Caffine is my friend. And looks like you can afford a dose now and then.
    3153 days ago
    Gawd she's CUTE!
    3153 days ago
    You know what I think of caffeine. LOL.

    I'm exhausted just reading about your life. It makes both of my feet hurt. LOL. I can't imagine what keeps you sane. LOL.

    Your grand daughter is soooooooo cute!!

    3153 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/6/2009 10:23:58 PM
  • LLTS01
    What an absolute cutie. Those cheeks and that smile would make anyone's heart melt.
    3153 days ago
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