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Friday, March 15, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Rest


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I sometimes wonder what it feels like anymore.  There was a time when I could have slept through a nuclear blast.  Now, the slightest cough down the hall jolts me from my sleep.  I push up out of bed with all that is within me most mornings, and thoughts of coffee swiftly make their way to the front of my mind.

At night, I long for it, but I also long to be awake with my husband – just the two of us.  I want to enjoy sitting without the constant request for an Oscar-winning performance as Sally, a LEGO fire truck, or whatever random stuffed animal is nearby.  All these characters come complete with nonstop dialogue in this house.

When naptime comes I want to steal a few minutes, but also long for some productivity at some point in my day.

I tell myself I will rest later. 

Can anyone tell me when we change our clocks to later? 

Thanks.  J

16 comments:

  1. Friend - I hear your weary mama heart right here. Lifting you up and hoping for some stolen moments! October - October our clocks go later :-)

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    1. We lose an hour then, that puts me even more behind. ;) Oh, well. that's why they invented school, right? :)

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  2. I am so glad you visited my fb page today! I totally relate to this post. Even now that mine are in school! I think you give up sleep forever once you become a parent. Ha.

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    1. Probably right! Thanks so much for offering your page as a place for us to present ourselves. That was completely generous.

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  3. Later never comes...tomorrow, next week, next year, when they go to school, when they can drive themselves...then you wake up and realize the time you get to later is when you are looking back and (hopefully) grateful for the fact you enjoyed those days one at a time, for what they were.

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    1. Great wisdom there, Tammy. Thank you so much for sharing from on down the road a little. I so appreciate this!

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  4. Ha! I had to scroll and scroll and scroll to find you today but I did! I feel ya sister. Sometimes it feels like a never ending roller coaster with these gifts of life we've been given but the time will pass and we'll wonder - "Where did it go?" Mark and I had an evening sans kids recently and while we perused Whole Foods looking for dinner I felt this old feeling, that I remembered from long long ago, of just the two of us. It was nice, but fleeting. Someday it will return and I'll write to you and say "What happened?" but until then - I wish you rest my friend. Love and hugs! ~me P.S. YOU ROCK!

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    1. Yeah, "later" is often when I finally get things like FMF done. :) Wishing you rest, too! Life is slowing some as we start to get settled into a rhythm, but I know things will change and the ride will start all over again. Thanks so much for your constant encouragement, friend!

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  5. I'm wondering too....

    I try and convince myself I'll get plenty of "rest" when I'm dead; such a pleasant thought :-)

    Hang in there mama

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    1. Haha!! Nothing like optimism to help you through each day. whatever it takes!! Hope you are hanging in as well. We should make a deal to let each other in on the secret if we ever figure it out. :)

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  6. I fight that same battle. Sleep or snuggle? Sleep or swiffer? Rest or reorganize? Sometimes I just have to be ok knowing that rest today will make me more productive tomorrow :) and in the meantime...coffee. lots and lots of coffee.

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    1. Oh, yes...COFFEE!!! And for when the stress adds on to the tiredness... CHOCOLATE!!! It's good to take what rest you can get and be realistic about the rest without beating ourselves up about it. Snuggles beat swiffers any day of the week!

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  7. oh thank heavens for coffee... and seriously, this time change thing is ridiculous! Messed me up so bad this week!

    sending a virtual extra hour of sleep your way!

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    1. I gladly accept that hour and send you back one in return. I am actually so happy when the time changes back, it just takes a couple days to readjust. I believe coffee and chocolate are two of my favorite parts of creation. ;)

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  8. Hi sweet friend. Glad you wrote these words-- I have been in that same place of tension lately when the quiet moments finally come (kind of like Crystal mentioned- productivity vs. sleep vs. quiet time with the hubby vs. alone time to recharge by myself). I think each of those options can provide rest in different senses of the word- it's just deciding in the moment what we need the most! Hope you can find some moments to rest this weekend, Amy!

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    1. Thank you so much! My rest has come in making waffles for a precious breakfast with my family and spending slow time together. I hope that you find rest this weekend as well. So glad you came by. I think I'll pop over for a visit on your front porch.

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