Running On Empty

I’m tuckered out and I know April 15 is still a few months off. Pumpkin has decided waking up at 5 a.m. is a fun fun thing, and Hubby and I have this deal that when he’s got to get up and go to work in the mornings, I will get up with the girls. Usually, that means that Saturday and Sunday are my days to sleep in (you know… until like 6:30 or something wild and crazy like that). Unfortunately, once a month, Hubby has National Guard, and has to get up to work on the weekend as well. This weekend is one of those weekends. And being tax season and all, working Saturdays will soon be the norm. I’m wondering when I get to sleep in, because shoot: I’m tired.

And the sad thing is, it’s now quarter after ten – I should be sleeping. That would be the logical thing to do – especially since I am so tired. Other moms, nod your heads if you agree with me, though: this is the only time of day I can get ANYTHING done! I have GIVEN UP on cleaning my house. I was so proud of myself Friday – I had the downstairs cleaned so that a few parts of my living room and kitchen were actually presentable. Once Pumpkin woke up from her nap and The Princess got home from preschool – it was trashed. So – I don’t clean before 8 p.m. I can’t. If I do, I may end up crying watching my hardwork demolished by my little hurricanes. Curling up with a good book while the kiddos are awake? Are you kidding me?! Getting a good workout with having to worry about the girls getting hurt on the weights? Doesn’t happen.

Once my little monkeys are tucked into bed, it’s like a whole other shift of my day starts. And now? I’m too wound up from working out and picking things up (okay, I did a totally half butt job picking up – they are just going to trash it again tomorrow!), and not ready for shut eye.

(Thank goodness for Starbucks and Coke Zero – the caffeine is the only thing keeping me going some days).

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Amen to the useless job of cleaning up!! There are days that it does indeed seem to do no good to work so hard.

    I’ll say a prayer that you find some peace and calm in the next few weeks, even if it’s just sitting on the couch watching Little Einsteins.

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