You know how folks will say that they’re burning the candle at both ends? Well, I’m concluding that they fail to mention what that little sliver of wax between those two burning wicks represents. I’m here to school you kids….it represents patience. That’s right; with all that I have going on and the limited hours of sleep I am down for each night, I have a scant amount of patience. I’m afraid I’m not myself; not enjoying my life to the fullest; not being the best partner, friend and parent that I could be. I’m easily irritated by small talk; am often sidetracked by the tiniest distraction and when my head finally hits the pillow, I’m virtually drooling. I have to find some normalcy. I’ve started this process with moving Bruce’s crate from my bedroom – the proverbial move of the baby to his own room – and trying to get in bed each night before midnight. Now it’s time to take the bull by the horns. I need some decent, consistent and deep rest and I need daily exercise. So, here’s my prayer for contentment and my fear that if it doesn’t come soon the sliver will be gone.
What is an acceptable timeframe between regenerating and refreshing battery-charging vacations; is there a smart way to gauge when it’s time?
Keep passin’ the open windows…