Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hello there, friend,

Yesterday I was so grateful that there was no school. I was, once again, so terribly exhausted, having woken at 3:30 in the morning to the dog having breathing trouble. Once 7 a.m. rolled around, long after my husband left for work, both kids climbed into bed with me and we snuggled as long as they could stand it. I could have stayed there all day.

But there was breakfast to make and dishes to wash. The driveway needed to be shoveled. The dog needed a walk. Days like that I'm counting the minutes until bedtime, knowing that I've spent the day on the edge of exhaustion, barely holding on. At the end of it, both kids freshly bathed and warm in their bed, I made myself a cup of tea and sat in the living room, under the glow of twinkle lights. I knew today would be a go-go-go kind of day, but I took in all I could in those peaceful moments before bed. I knew a good, long sleep was coming.