Learning to say NO!

Aug 2, 2013 by

“I’m So Tired, My Mind is on the Blink….”

Jul 16, 2013 by

I’m tired, really tired. It’s only Monday as I write this! But lately the weekends have not been long enough for me. This is true even though I don’t go into the office on Fridays, because I take care of my grandson in the afternoon so I work at home in the morning. So in effect, I have a 2.5 day weekend and it’s still not enough.

I don’t know whether it’s work burnout, or chronic Lyme Disease, or getting older, or the heat, or what. But I’m really tired of being tired.

I definitely don’t go to sleep early enough, so I rarely get 8 hours of sleep. On the weekends, I love to take a 2 hour or longer nap each day. It’s quite delicious, but it doesn’t compensate for lack of sleep during the week.


Nov 23, 2012 by

I love the holidays and love thanksgiving, but the last two thanksgivings have been slightly different. I was not the well-rested, put together woman in a nice outfit. I was the tired, barely shaved and showered mother who is ready to go to bed before I even went.

My son has been teething (which is a whole other topic) and not sleeping as well. I should not complain since he is usually a great sleeper, but last night he was not. It is funny because I used to be hung over the morning of thanksgiving from staying out late and now I feel that way without having crazy stories to remember the next day.

I am writing this post at 8:00 pm after a wonderful holiday with a glass of wine and do not feel bad one bit that I am going to go to bed by 8:30pm and I do not care about the dishes in the sink, laundry in the dryer and that my husband is asleep on the couch.

My Husband’s Week Away

Oct 24, 2012 by


Last week, my husband went away on his first week-long business trip without us.  This was the longest we have been apart since the birth of our daughter two and a half years ago and the first time I had to manage being a working parent on my own.  I was very nervous about how it would go.  So, with my husband’s permission, and to illustrate what we learned about ourselves, here are some email exchanges between us while he was away.


To the Best Wife and Mother I Know, (ok….maybe I added that)

The dreaded MAN COLD!

Oct 19, 2012 by

My husband is AMAZING! He is a supportive, wonderful, hands on parent and partner but every few years something comes upon our house and brings havoc to my super productive husband.

Is it the bubonic plague, malaria, or even worse? No, ladies it is:


Watch out ladies this will incapacitate your partner or husband and stop his productivity dead in his tracks.

Someone hold me! I’m dying of a cold

The funny thing is my husband caught this awful cold from me. I had it the week before and I was not happy but you keep chugging along and clean, pick up the kid, do bath time all the while cleaning my hands over and over in hopes that my son does not get it. For some reason women do not complain or have the luxury of complaining when it comes to being sick.

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