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.