Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Anyone else have this problem??
I keep thinking my tired state is due to my job. [Hey, did I tell you about my job?? Friends of mine own a restaurant and I clean it for 2 hours every morning (M-F). It is a fantastic job because it doesn't really require me to think very much, so my mind can wander, I can pray, I can solve the problems of the world or just sing along to whatever music is playing. AND, I get a bit of a workout every day! The best part is that I am home by 9:15 every morning and by the end of the month I've paid my rent. It is perfect and I am very thankful.] I've been doing this job for a couple of months now so you would think I would be used to it by now and not needing to nap every day because of a couple hours of mopping, dusting and vacuuming.
I also have another job that doesn't require anything physical of me, but wow does it take up my brain space! I am learning to write grant proposals for funding applications for non-profit organizations. Holy complex stuff Batman! I really like the challenge, and I can't wait to see if I can actually bring in the money, but my head hurts at the end of that kind of work. (Another great reason to have a nap, by the way. Nothing gets rid of a headache like a good nap in the afternoon.)
Another reason that I could be so tired every day is my uterus. (my apologies to the two guys that read my blog!) I am waiting on a hysterectomy because "Eunice" (that's what we call it so the conversations we have out in public are not quite so disturbing to others) is falling out. Apparently, if your Eunice is behaving as badly as mine is, it can be quite exhausting. I am not completely convinced this is true, but it has been authenticated by women who have walked this road before me, so really, who am I to say differently? (By the way, this is one of the many perks to having some women friends who are older than me.)
Of course, there is always the stand by reason for exhaustion... I am a single parent to two teenage boys and teenage boys seem to take way more time and energy (physical AND mental) than baby, toddler, preschool or school age boys COMBINED!
I suppose the point of all this is to say that I am all out of whack and I'm not getting any of the things done that I thought I was going to be getting done this summer. Hey, maybe I should change The Stripper Project to a Sleep Study Project. Now there's an idea...
How are the rest of you doing? Are you lazing your summer days away? And it is totally ok by me if you are (I don't want to be a hypocrite after all.). Or are you in full stripper mode?
I am going to make one teeny, tiny goal for myself. Before this time next week, I want to have at least listed the stuff from my brother's storage unit on Craigslist. Theoretically I could even do that from my bed. All it would take is to list one or two things before I close my eyes for nap time. Surely I can do that. We'll see how that works out.
There is so much more that I could tell you, but it wouldn't be right of me to complain about being tired and then get caught blogging at midnight, would it?