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October 27, 2008

Sleep-deprived and rambling

I should warn you, this probably won't make much sense. If you are looking for poetry or inspiration, you are even less likely to find it here than you would be on a good day. I got a grand total of 3 hours sleep last night and I can barely remember how to spell my own name.

I am exhausted. Actually, that doesn't really begin to cover it. I'm beyond exhausted - I'm almost to the point of being life-with-a-newborn exhausted, when you're so tired you're literally spasming from it, when you find yourself one morning sprawled and drooling on a mat at your Mommy & Me yoga class with absolutely no recollection of how you got there. Disturbingly similar to your college years, only this time it's your maternity pants that are on backwards and instead of the booze you can just blame the baby. (Ah, who am I kidding? University was never that fun for me.)

But this time I can't even blame the baby. Instead it is a cold and an idiotic combination of sinus medication and a late night caffeine fix that had me up until 3:30am, counting the cracks in the ceiling and nearly vibrating. Some people claim to do their best thinking late at night, when saner folks are sleeping. Last night proved beyond a doubt that I am not one of those people. I spent 5.5 hours alone in the dark trying to recall the specifics of at least one episode of Perfect Strangers and contemplating the possibility of a home perm. 

I spent the morning at home with Mads in a stupor, trying to shake off this head cold and wondering if she would notice if I just pried my eyelids open with toothpicks and took a nap on the couch. Oh, and for those of you who find The Wiggles trying at the best of times, I can now assure you that on next to no sleep they are just about enough to send you into a psychotic rage. (Sidebar: Has anyone else noticed that Anthony gets more tanned and oily as the seasons progress? I can pretty much pinpoint the year based on how orange his skin tone is.)

And now she's napping, and I'm about to do the same, but not before a quick rendezvous with some Advil gelcaps. Sweet dreams. 

(Before I fall unconscious, I added an email subscription box to the sidebar - look right, and down. Sign yourself up! I promise to be more coherent in the future. Well, I promise to try.)

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Oh, one of those.

Yeah, and the wiggles, sooo glad I'm past that stage though I never noticed that about Anthony, interesting.

Now, I'm cringing about the sound of Barbie.com. "Well, girls, who's going shopping at the mall, ha, ha ,ha."

Get some rest and thanks for bloggin even if you are semi-conscious.

Posted by: Treemama | Oct 27, 2008 5:37:11 PM

So sorry that the head cold got to you. Drink wine instead of caffeine.

I hope that The Wiggles gave you some quality couch time. Have you ever heard of Yo! Gabba Gabba? My son sent me a link to a YT video of one of the songs in the show. I thought that it was a spoof but **shudder** it is a real Nick Jr show.

There's a Party in my Tummy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LTONwzISwE

Your recent visitors map is fun!

Posted by: MaryOliver | Oct 27, 2008 7:46:45 PM

ah care, that sucks that you're not feeling well...take care of yourself! BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY.... i am soooo excited to be on the mailing list! this is just so exciting. your blog is the first place i visit when i log on, to see if you've made a new post...now i don't even have to check, they'll come right to me!! yippee!(that sure made me sound lazy, didn't it?)
thanks carolyn!! love ya!

Posted by: brandee | Oct 28, 2008 9:20:26 AM

I love the descriptions you throw in! I know where you're coming from, Ive had way too many of those nights. One night, I even video blogged about it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJEJL0NrqNc

Katy is into watching RIVER DANCING, which Im totally happy about. You just can't watch riverdancing and not be caught up in the glee

Posted by: michelle | Oct 28, 2008 7:50:45 PM

Aw, poor Care. Feel better soon and go to bed early tonight!!!

Posted by: Bea | Oct 29, 2008 4:35:20 AM

UGH
I feel your sleep deprived pain, and there is NOTHING worse then chasing a toddler around when you are sick! In our house it is THANK THE LUCKY STARS for Backyardigans and Nemo. That is the only way I get time to myself these days.
Take care of yourself.

Posted by: Sleepynita | Oct 29, 2008 7:52:25 AM

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