Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free day Results!

This post is dedicated to those of you who neglected watching your favorite TV show so that you could hang by the computer and wait to see what I did with my free day.

Did I do as I normally do and try to cram as much into one day as I could? Or did I call forth my inner lazy child and sleep the day away?

Actually, I used my keen sense of rationalization (it's primo) to tell myself that I should sleep until I felt rested.

You see, I don't sleep well at night. I make it to bed between 12:00 A.M. and 1:00 A.M.  I get back up between 6:00-6:30 A.M.  That wouldn't be so bad if I slept straight through, but [top secret ahead] I wake up every one to one and a half hours to visit the ladies room. On average I get up four times a night. When that alarm sounds at 6:00 A.M. I generally am found whispering, Please God, just give me one day where I can sleep as long as I want to.

And he does! He has given me plenty of days to sleep, if I would do so. But every free day finds me trying to  cram, cram, cram until I fall asleep at my desk at midnight while correcting papers, or preparing lessons, or shhh...playing Farmville.

After I hit "Publish Post" yesterday, I wrapped that gray robe tightly around me, put on some purple fuzzy socks, and cozied up inside my comforter. I woke back up at 1:00 P.M. yelling "Hurray for sloth!"

No, I didn't finish everything on my list. I got the laundry, dishes, jalapenos and parent/teacher reports done, along with a long hot shower.

Now, a word of inspiration to my fellow organizational freaks, overachievers, and plain old busy moms---I slept instead of doing what I should have done, and lived, without guilt!  It took me until I was a half century old though, so please don't wait that long. In fact, I challenge those of you who are overworked and underslept to take a nice nap on Sunday.

 Why don't I feel guilty?

Because it's 9:00 P.M. on a Saturday night and all the males in my house are crashed in front of the fireplace while I am busy doing laundry. (Oh, all right. I'll give them credit for moving one ton of coal today.)

(Aren't they cute? I couldn't get Blogger to put their photos side by side although they were small enough..after two years of blogging maybe some day I will catch on... )


  1. Sleep is good for the body and soul. Choose it when you can.

  2. Yeah, for some reason I find it far easier to sleep in the day time too. Maybe we are really kitty cats inside and like to sleep in the warm sun. :P

  3. I'm glad you got rest. :)

    The napping pictures are so cute. That's too funny.

    And in my opinion, even though you had a "lazy" day, you still got so much done! You're a super mom!

  4. Auntie M: Aw, my mommy used to always say that too.

    Juliegoose: Yeah, it's amazing. During the night--up every hour. During the day I can go for three.

    Taleah: Thank you! I did still feel like I got a lot done, especially since the "moving coal" part was accomplished by one husband, one son and two grandchildren.


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