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Happiness is waking up.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This is a reminder to self that waking up really is a good thing. All this week, no matter what, my little one is waking me up at 5... an hour before I NEED to get up.

All this week, no matter what, I've been late getting out the door and getting to work.

All this week, no matter what, I've been so exhausted that I plan the workout I'm going to do on the way home but by the time I get there, I make some dinner and crash. Last night, I apparently fell asleep on the couch. When I woke up, it was 8:30, and my daughter asked me, "Did you sleep well, Mommy?"

A few minutes later, her father took her to brush her teeth and to read a story to her and put her to bed. I fell asleep while he was gone, and woke up when he asked me if I wanted him to turn the TV off.

Today is my 8th straight day without coffee, and although that does not mean I've gone strictly caffeine-free, I think part of my sleepiness comes from that abstinence. On top of that, I have just a bit of a headache whenever I'm... you know... awake. And when I sleep, I don't seem to sleep very comfortably. I've been achy, especially my back. I was doing some twisting as that partial warm-up to a workout I never got to, and realized just how twisty I couldn't be. My spine just seems a little too tight, these days.

I've been working to maintain some positive attitude, but I'm just so very bleh. The weather's been draining what energy I do have, because it's cold and rainy and all the things I remember hating about winter when I was young. Work has been slow, which means I'm just sitting and not even working on anything... and that gives me too much time to think about things I don't like and don't need to think about. Like this co-worker who came into the office I share, opened our closet, and took our can of Pledge. This was the other day--I was sitting at my desk when she did it!--and she still hasn't brought it back or even said anything about it. Of course, if she were going to say anything about it, she'd have said something before taking it, right?

She should never have even gone into our closet. And she went in like she knew what was in there... prompting me to start wondering if we need to be able to lock our closet, because most of the stuff in there is very literally ours--not the company's, but stuff we've brought from home to use here. And seriously? Who walks into the closet it someone else's office and just take stuff, when there are supply closets all over the place?

But I need to focus on less grudging things... Waking up really is good. Second best way to start the day--second because sleeping in all day seems like a WONDERFUL day.

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    Wow! I can't believe someone came into your office and took your stuff without even asking! Some people have a lot of nerve!!!

    I hope you do get some much needed rest. 5am can make for a rough start to the day. Good for you for trying to make it through the day without as much caffeine. I do that most days too and it can be hard to stay awake without some caffeine! You're right too, that's where your headache is coming from, the caffeine withdrawal. I hope you keep it up, less caffeine is good for your body. You are doing amazing work Mommacassey!!! Hugs, Michelle
    1916 days ago
  • SAMI199
    emoticon for always bringing a smiles-your" happiness is" blogs are priceless!

    emoticon The Winter blahs have hit here,too...bring on the spring!

    emoticon lack of sleep & caffeine withdrawal makes for rough days. Hang in there.

    emoticon Pledge Thievery! I'm glad you retrieved it-bet she won't do that again-geesh.

    emoticon I love your DD-"did you sleep well"-how cute is that...

    emoticon DH waking you up for any reason....what can I say...

    emoticon I hope your back & head behave today.

    emoticon Hope today is brighter !

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    1917 days ago
    I think it is time for spring. Bring it on we need it. Glad that you were able to get the Pledge back and it might be time to put a note up in the closet. I hope you get more restful sleep. emoticon
    1917 days ago
    My coworker went and got our Pledge back today! The woman who took it said, "What are you talking about?" at first, then admitted she took it, saying she thought she'd taken it back... and eventually brought it out of her desk drawer and handed it back.

    1917 days ago
    emoticon I'm getting sick of winter as well!! I can't seem to really pull it together...I feel like sleepy dwarf!!

    I agree that 5am is rough!! That is when I am sneaking out the door to head for the gym, so hubs would be on deck for that one... In our house, my 19 month old has discovered how to climb out of his crib. emoticon After 11 attempts to put him back in bed at midnight last night, hubs brought him to our bed...he sat there saying "hi," over and over again. It was cute...but just that once. It's not going to be cute much longer. I pray that I can get this situation under control soon!! I don't have the energy to stay up all night trying to get a kid to sleep and get my exercise in as well.

    Can't wait to see where you find happiness tomorrow :)
    1917 days ago
    Hang in there....I'm too scared of a caffeine withdrawal....

    I too haven't been able to keep up on my daily exercise (walking) because I'm working 2 jobs and leave at like 7:30 in the morning and don't get home until 9:30 (ish). Plus...I rely on public transportation so the commute wears me out....thanks for your blog. I always enjoy reading from your point of view. :)
    1918 days ago
    Waking up is better than the alternative....not ever waking up...Right? I'm having a blah day as's cold, I'm tired, & things are slow at my office too. Thanks for your post because it has helped me know I am not alone. I'm going to do Coach Nicole's 11 min chair cardio video in a few mins, before I have lunch, and hope that it helps pick up my mood. Hope the rest of your day goes better!
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    1918 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2013 11:32:42 AM
    Great message. Have a good day!
    1918 days ago
  • HFAYE81
    Waking up IS good!
    When I read about the Pledge theft, I got angry for you! Then I starting trying to think of it in other ways. Maybe she isn't aware that the Pledge wasn't bought by the company. Maybe she's a jerk, but you can't do anything about that. Unfortunately, all you can do is track her/it down and gently let her know that you purchased the Pledge, so you'd like it to stay in the office. You can offer the use of it if she gives you a heads up; or not. I wouldn't offer since it sounds like she's too comfortable using your supplies as it is.
    I am SO sorry about what sounds like caffeine withdrawal emoticon my best friend gave it up for a week one time and she was miserable, cranky, and had a constant headache.
    When my back is achy and hurting, it always helps me to do a little workout, even if its just 10 minutes of crunches, squats, or wall push ups. I know that may not sound great when you're in pain, but it really does help. It's like it loosens up the muscles around my spine and takes off some pressure.

    Hope the days get brighter. I suffer from SAD so I always feel like I'm walking near a precipice when the weather gets like this emoticon
    1918 days ago
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