A Thanksgiving Miracle

It’s really funny how things work out.

Yesterday I was all, “I’m so tired I can’t form sentences.”  Which, by the way, my husband finds kinda amusing.  But thankfully he knows what I’m trying to say because we apparently SHARE A BRAIN.  It’s seriously messed up.  But that’s another topic for another day.

However, the last two nights I have slept better than I had in…  well, longer than I can remember.  (Which I guess doesn’t mean much because I can barely remember what day it is.  So let’s call it months.)

Not to say that I feel completely rested or capable of competing in a game of chess, but it was really wonderful to have my alarm go off and NOT HATE THE WORLD.  I still hit the snooze button a couple of times, but only so I could stay in my warm bed for a little while longer.

But what makes this occurrence even more bizarre is that I finally fell victim to Allison’s cold last night and went to bed with one nostril completed clogged with snot.  I’m telling you, it’s a miracle that I slept at all. 

Then it dawned on me after I referenced the calendar 4 times today that it was Thursday.  And it is in fact November.  Coincidence?  I think not.

So… I was thinking I would do a repeat of Thankful Thursday from last November.* 

But since I did most of the big stuff already, I thought I’d focus on some of the simple joys in life that all too often are taken for granted.  Like blissful sleep and the peace it brings to our lives.  Because all those parents out there know how difficult it is to function when you are exhausted.

And that lack of sleep was doing nothing but making it impossible for me to take care of my home, enjoy my family, and not loathe myself.

Obviously, two nights of better than usual sleep are not going to cure my ailments.  But it helps.  And today I am seeing a little clearer.  Which is something I desperately needed.**

*If anyone would like to join in, let me know and I’ll add a Thankful Thursday linky to this post!  I might even manage a cute button to go with it…

**I want to thank everyone for their support on yesterday’s post.  While this here blog is still just a hobby for me, I take it pretty seriously and get easily frustrated.  It’s really nice to know that there are still people out there rooting for me.


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2 Responses to A Thanksgiving Miracle

  1. Mrs. Tuna says:

    My husband is all talked out by me since apparently I am never tired of listening to myself.

    • Jen says:

      I’m sure my husband would agree! He told me the other night that I “need to work on my reactions” because I make too many gasps/sighs/groans/whathaveyou.