You know you're tired when... (and an Update)

You Know You’re Tired When… (and a Blaak Family Update)

You know you're tired when... (and an Update)


//  What are some of the craziest things you’ve said or done while completely sleep deprived?

  • I remember saying to my husband when we still had babies, “Oh honey, you can’t park there. It’s HANDIWIPED.”
  • I remember asking him to “Please go out and mow the carpet.”
  • I remember trying to pose everyone for our annual family picture and telling my kids to “Sit there on the machine” as I pointed to a rock.
  • I also remember finding my keys in the fridge, and my wedding ring in the sunscreen bucket.

Yes, tiredness can be hilarious when it comes in small doses, but this week, I experienced the not-so-nice version of sleep deprivation. Read more

Day 31: ‘Only’ Changes Everything

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is ONLY. Go!



//  “ONLY”… what a beautiful qualifying word.

When the world is overwhelming you, and your TODO list feels never-ending, try adding this simple word to your vocabulary.

‘I still have to do the laundry’ becomesI only have to do the laundry.’

‘There are still four hours until the kids go to sleep’ becomesThere are only four hours until the kids go to sleep.’

‘I still have to buy groceries’ becomesI only have to buy groceries.’

‘I can’t do one more thing’ becomes ‘I only have to do one more thing.’

It’s about changing your perspective     

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