It’s the age old question asked since the cavemen chiseled wheels out of enormous rocks and attached them to sticks: WHY does driving all day make you SO tired?!
I spent all day Saturday and half of Sunday driving home from Kansas City. My children, so precious, slept in the car so they felt just fine when we got home. I listened to an audiobook for a few hours, but that started numbing my mind and making me feel drowsy. Thankfully I had my Sonic ice and Mandisa albums or I might have fallen asleep at the wheel.
When we finally got home I announced that we would take 30 minutes to “speed unpack.” It was a whirlwind of half eaten packages of food, blankets, dirty laundry and cords.
Oh the cords! I miss the days of cordless travel. Now we’ve got phone cords, car chargers, earbuds, computer cords…..plus I travel with an extension cord because apparently hotels haven’t figured out that we need to be able to plug 14 things in at once. Why on earth do they still just have one lamp base outlet for the whole room?!
Within half an hour we had literally put away every single thing from the trip and, as much as I wanted to hang out with my kids that I hadn’t seen all week, I fell into a nap that even Sleeping Beauty would not have believed was possible. And I slept for the next 24 hours, breaking only to go for a walk at 6:30 the next morning.
I don’t actually remember it. I only know that I went for a walk because I found selfies on my phone from 2 miles down the road. I’m pretty sure I slept walked the whole thing. I hope I didn’t do anything embarrassing. Like take my shirt off in the middle of the street.
But the rest time is over because this Saturday we are having a graduation for two of my girls and I have lots of planning and preparing ahead. We’ll be having 45 people over for dinner on Saturday night plus have a bit of a ceremony. This is our fourth graduation. This one will be much smaller than what we did for our son a few years ago. We try to do whatever fits the personality of that child and the 2 girls that we are graduating this weekend wanted a smaller affair.
After that I.AM.SITTING.DOWN.FOR.A.WEEK.
I may spend all of Monday and Tuesday in the pool. I have a lounger that has been begging for me to spend some quality time with it.
Have a great week y’all!