It’s a holiday weekend for those of us stateside (like how I assume I have a ton of international readers?) Yes, we are celebrating the birth of our nation. Meanwhile, I’m counting down until our foodfest begins and just waiting to hear how many idiots will start fires with their fireworks (we’re living in extremely dry conditions right now).
Holidays aside, I do not take breaks from writing. And I most certainly do not “forget” to write. Okay. Yes, I did. But even on holiday weekends, our brains need a place to dump. My post today was a true Sunday morning brain dump. Enjoy!
Hey, guess what happens when you kinda sorta “unplug” for the day? Actually it’s more than just the unplugging. What I’m saying is this is kind of late for me to be posting my Stream of consciousness. So what you’re getting this morning is my OH MAN I JUST WOKE UP AND FORGOT TO DO MY POST! Followed by “Wait, it is Sunday, right?”
I swear, these days I”m in a perpetual state of fatigue. A few weeks ago, my husband was bitten by a tick and the bite started to look pretty bad. Turns out is was a bite from a lyme disease infected tick. He’s been on heavy duty antibiotics for weeks now.
But one of the major symptoms is fatigue. So of course, I keep telling myself, Maybe I got bit by a tick? Maybe that explains my extreme fatigue. But deep down, I really don’t think so. I think it’s a combination of going to bed too late, getting up too early, broken sleep. You know the drill, right?
Lately, my late sleeping son has decided to get up at 7:30 am every morning. I know other moms are thinking “Yeah, what’s new about that?” I’ve somehow conditioned my son to sleep late. The tradeoff is he goes to bed kind of late. So typically, he gets to sleep around 10pm. Then he sleeps until 8:30. A perfectly respectable time. Lately he doesn’t go to bed until 10 or 11 (like he won’t fall asleep before then) and he shoots out of bed at 7 or 7:30am. That doesn’t sound like enough sleep for a kid, does it?
Yes, I know an overtired kid will wake up early. But he doesn’t nap and won’t fall asleep. All I know is that mom is not getting enough sleep. Coupled with 2 pets that seem to miss me terrible every time I go away. So when I’m home, my dog wakes me up in the middle of the night with extremely loud panting. And my cat decides she’s going to meow and purr until I pet her. I think I’ve started doing it subconsciously because these days I only have faint memories of petting her in the middle of the night.
And that is why I’m late posting this morning. How’s your Sunday?