Well friends, I have officially reached code red status of exhaustion. As much as I love to travel, it wears me out and takes me a week to recover from. Add that to the time change recovery period and we’re talkin’ deep sleep deprivement that only a cruise or quiet beach house would cure.
I thought about trying to take a three day nap, but my life of homeschooling and OCD house cleaning doesn’t lend itself to being asleep for days at a time. I wonder what would happen if I just closed my door and fell asleep at odd hours. Would my children survive? If they did, would I survive the state of the house afterward? Would I have to notify everyone or could I just disappear? These are the questions I ask myself in my sleepy stupor.
Last Wednesday I was just home from a quick trip to California and spent the day catching up with the kids. I went though their school work and played games with them and generally laid on the couch while they told me stuff that was in their head. I learned that Elijah has decided not to become a grocery store manager and now he is planning to become a hurricane chaser. Boy, you leave for three days and all kinds of changes happen!
On Thursday I went to the city with my 2 best friends for a fabulous evening of eating on the Riverwalk and seeing “Wicked.” No kidding…this play was so amazing I just sat there glued to every word. I used to wish for a trip to Hawaii but I am now dreaming of a trip to New York so I can go see more of these incredible works of art and talent. My dreams change frequently. Wait. I am starting to understand Elijah a little better.
Then as if all of that wasn’t enough, I went on Friday to see the new Muppet movie, which I have been waiting for since forever! Even though I was worn out, I wouldn’t be able to call myself a true Muppet fanatic if I didn’t see their new movie on opening day. It was so cute….I loved it. But I’m not objective since I have a huge crush on Kermit. He’s my kinda frog.
I took my daughter, Hope, with me to see the movie and we talked and talked and had such a good time with just the 2 of us. I want to bottle her up and keep her in the closet ‘cuz she’s so sweet. More impossible dreams.
We spent the weekend filling Shop24 orders and trying to stay healthy since several of the kids were getting a cold. I kept putting essential oils all over everyone and they’re feeling better this morning. What would I do without my Thieves?! And lemon…oh and peppermint….I could go on and on….
This week I am getting ready to do a 5K on Sunday. I wish I could say that I did an intense Couch to 5K training, but I really haven’t prepared. I am doing it with my sister, so I have warned her that I will be slow and she is welcome to run ahead of me. I doubt that 5 days of preparation will really help much.
I’m off to try my idea of disappearing and randomly falling asleep. I’m hoping to get down to a code orange by tomorrow.
Have a great week!