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Zzzzzzzzz from a zonked out zombie

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I had great plans for today, but apart from starting to edit an engineering paper, rescuing a teenager from Zürich (the power went out in half of the city so no trains were running) and buying potatoes to eat with raclette tonight, I have achieved very little of significance.

I’ve been lying around for weeks and came to the conclusion today that I feel absolutely totally and utterly exhausted, tired to my bones, wiped right out. I have no idea why – although I do have to get up earlier than my body would really like, to get everyone else up and out and I’m never in bed as early as I’d like to be. For some reason after 10pm I have a little energy spurt which convinces me that I’m not tired at all and don’t need to go to bed yet. I see what a big mistake that was when the alarm rings at 6.15 the next morning…but I can’t seem to remember that at bedtime.

I’ve been a zonked out zombie all day. Not good. Not good at all….

I do have a plan though. It’s called a ‘sleep till you can sleep no more weekend’. One teenager and my husband will be away this weekend and the other two have things to do and people to see. I shall only be seeing the inside of my duvet. No plans, not going anywhere, not cooking or doing anything other than deliciously, delightfully SLEEPING!

Is tomorrow only Friday?

Helen

4 Responses to “Zzzzzzzzz from a zonked out zombie”

  1. diane stanley Says:

    You had me at Raclette! Oh how I love all that cheesy goodness smothering veges and meats. My German friend introduced me to it and then when Evan lived in Lucerne he learned to love it too. Now I just need to get the grill. Evan (our son) has one, so I usually borrow his.
    Now off with you, get some rest and we’ll chat again on Monday. Make it a three day weekend!

  2. CarlaHR Says:

    Helen, do you really need to wonder why you are feeling like this? You have taken a battering, you seriously hurt your knee, you were stressed about being snow bound with teenage guests, now you are worrying about the school results for your daughters – something has to give and, in this case, it is your body telling you that you need to slow down – mentally as well as physically. So be sure to stick to your plan – no deviations permitted unless, of course, you wake up at some point totally refreshed and are raring to start up on that new quilt.

  3. Susan Says:

    Pain is exhausting. So is caring for a family. Go to bed and grab all the sleep you can. Hope you only wake for sustenance all weekend.

  4. Stephanie Says:

    Rors loves raclette too. We inherited a grill from someone and had no idea what it was for ages!
    Do hope you get some good rest. I know that exhausted feeling – horrid.