Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm calling in sick

I really don't have anything to blog about or any time to do it, but here I am.

I'm crazy tired today. I don't know why. Actually I have a pretty good idea. I got up and went running yesterday morning at 5:15. This is the usual time, but I wonder if it was a little too early after the marathon. It actually felt good to run, but it caught up to me today.

Ok, I think the other reason I'm so dang tired is that I told myself I was going to stop drinking Coke until after the marathon. I've cheated a little, but for the most part, I'm staying strong. I'm sure this exhaustion is partly because my body is wondering where its caffeine fix is. I'm this close to caving.

I would really like to have a day where we just sleep in and do nothing all day. That sounds so nice. I should relax and just watch TV or read a book or something. I should. I cleaned yesterday (although it doesn't ever stay clean for long), I'm pretty much caught up on laundry (except I am putting off folding the last batch). Peter gets to go over to her friends for a play date at 10:00. I have AJ today (my cute little neice), but she's pretty easy going.

Here's my way of watching the kids while I'm tired. We all went out (me, Peter & AJ), climbed on the tramp, and I laid down in the middle while the girls jumped over me. Can you say lazy?

I'm also going through a very serious homemaker funk. I am boycotting it all. I have absolutely no motivation or desire to do any kind of housework (no surprise, there), and also any kind of decorating. I see many of you posting your cute little fall projects. I don't even want to walk downstairs to get the decorations I have to put them up, much less take them back down again, just to put away. I don't want to decorate for Christmas either. I am really, really DREADING the holidays. I know....bah humbug. What a grinch. I am planning on getting a Festival of Trees tree this year on auction, so I don't have to decorate. Clint got us on the auction list last year. It goes to a good cause, and my kids will still get a tree. That will be the ONLY decorating I will do this year.

Cooking? Forget it. I went to the Taste of Home Cooking Show last night with my MIL and SILs & GIL. While, I can appreciate eating a good home cooked meal, I have absolutely no desire to make one. Oh, I'm not a bad cook. Back in the day, I used to be a pretty good cook, and I liked to do it. But, it's hard to get into the spirit of cooking when there is no one to eat it. Kids won't eat more than just cheese tacos and mac n cheese, hubby doesn't come home early enough for dinner, unless he gets off early for me to go somewhere (like the cooking show), and we're not eating anyway.

Oh, and my yard is being overtaken by weeds. Cuz I don't want to do yardwork either.

I have lost all desire to do anything domestic. How do I get out of this funk?

Somebody help me, pleeeaase!!!!!!!!

21 comments:

Peggy said...

It sounds like you need me to bring you some cookies...

Jan said...

Can't help you Sher. In the same funk. I had to go to ER last night due to this intense tired feeling. And dizzy spells. I hope you get it back though. I hope I get mine back too. :)

wonder woman said...

Yeah, I'm feelin' the funk, too. I have absolutely no advice for you. Sometimes when I wake up really tired, I put on PBS kids, get the kids some cereal, and try to doze for an extra 20 minutes. I rarely fall asleep, but even that almost-unconscious still-hear-the-kids-but-starting-to-dream state helps for a few minutes.

Some ideas....Read a book outside. Sunlight rejuvenates me (sometimes.) Call up a friend and go out to lunch somewhere cheap. Turn off TV and computer and turn up some fun music REALLY loud. Dance and sing while you do dishes and tidy. TELL yourself that you're going to have fun.

Motherboard said...

ME TOO! Homemaking sucks. I love to cook, but why when Jefe isn't here and the kids just want mac n cheese?

I WOULD decorate, but the cleanup blows.

When someone invents the point and click with your computer mouse to clean up all the decoration crap-- I will happily decorate. Until then... I will boycott it with you!

MERRIANNE said...

wish i could help ya Sher!

seems like this FUNK is spreading like wildfire!!!!

i got it, too!!!!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Can I join the boycott club? I've been feeling that way for awhile so I took next week off from work. No place to go. No projects planned. I'm just going to sit home, read, watch TV and blog. I plan to enjoy my laziness until I get tired of it. Maybe that will help me snap out of the funk.

Cottage Touch said...

This is so weird I was just craving Diet coke and ready to go across the street to get one! I started last winter drinking soda and never drank it before! A God-incidence! Love your blog too!

Sher said...

I'm glad I'm not alone in my laziness.

Peggy-thank you soooo much for the cookies, they are delicious (and are almost all gone already).

Jan-The ER? Are you OK? I hope so. I wish I could teleport some of Peggy's delicious cookies to you.

Queen Elizabeth said...

Ok, I wanna join the "in a funk" club - (Except I just mowed my lawn.... we were one car-on-cinderblocks away from redneck-hood so I had to) You could EAT off my floor - because there's so much food on it! Oh, and I finally took down my TWO fourth of July decorations. ?!?!?!?

Hang in there!

MERRIANNE said...

Sher....YOu don't have PERIODS cuz of the IUD?????? i want more details!!! email me!!!!

MERRIANNE said...

and is your background music YOUR music that you play on the piano?????? it is beautiful!! i think i might have to get a CD!

Rebecca said...

Tried the caffiene ditching thing too..to see if I'd sleep better, and I did! After 2 - five hour naps over the weekend and feeling 'sluggish' the Caffiene is back in full swing...gotta love the diet cherry coke!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sounds to me like your just ran a marathon and you are getting ready to run another one. Man, it took me a month to feel normal after running one... Give yourself a break girl!

Nick and Stacey said...

I know what you mean! I feel like life is just catching up, and all i do is clean and clean and clean...did I mention clean? ANyways I think it must have somethign to do with the fact that it is getting colder outside and I can't just let Mitchell leave the backdoor open and let Faye walk out in her bare fett! They actually need some attention! Oh well this too shall pass! yeah you get to get a festival tree I love those!

Mother Goose said...

hmmm.. this sounded like me, or sounds like me. I am basically un motivated as well. I do what I have to do. I love your background.

I have to say, I got out of the funk. I set myself goals and have to's before I blogged. I set my self a HAVE TO get out of the house. I can migrate a lot. and I set a work out schedule and a clean schedule. Because I am a task oriented person and like to check things off, when I did these things I felt motivated,

why don't you sit down at the piano and right a melody to how you are feeling. there can come some great soul searching with that.

atsimms said...

Ditching caffine sucks. Why does it have to taste so good?!? Best of luck!

Mikki said...

Oh sister friend, I am in that same housecleaning funk. I think I have been for at least 6 months now, and I have no idea how to get out of it. Some days I just feel like packing a suitcase and walking away from the mess (that or just lighting a match),
Let me know if you find a solution.

Smith Family said...

I have been in that funk for awhile. Good thing I have enrichment meetings at my house otherwise it would never get clean. Who needs holiday decorations? I gave those up after the last move. It's just stuff that we don't need!

Andrea said...

Forget the extra stuff, just do the essentials, one day the funk lifts, (I think...) Good luck with that...

tammy said...

BTW - Your music is beautiful! Do you sell the sheet music too? I hear things like this, and it makes me want to play them.

Jessica said...

I know what mean! This last week I've felt the same way. Almost like I don't have the energy to do more than clean! Is it the time of year? I'm not sure but I want it to go away.