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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 2 - Good Morning, Gorgeous

Day 2 – Good Morning, Gorgeous! (Speak Life)

Day 2 - Good Morning, Gorgeous

 

//  She woke with a start, the sound of the alarm slicing through the silence like fingernails on chalkboard. How could it be morning ALREADY?

The restlessness of the past six hours showed in the dark circles under her eyes. Tossing, turning, and praying desperately for relief from her racing thoughts. Too much to think about, too much to do. The snoring coming from beside her was a cruel reminder that she wasn’t sleeping… again.

She desperately wanted to collapse on her pillow and let unconsciousness take over… but she couldn’t!

Sit up! Shake off the sleepiness. She had work to do, deadlines to meet, responsibilities to take care of. There’s no time for slumber today.

After dragging herself from under the warm blankets and stubbing her toe on the corner of the bed, she staggered into the bathroom. This exhausted woman who looked like she had just run a marathon and then been hit by a truck,

looked at herself in the mirror,

took a big breath

and said,

“Good morning, Gorgeous! You are totally gonna ROCK today!”  

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