Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I feel like I'm wasting a miracle here.

Phoebe and Nora have both been asleep for two hours. At the same time. Peacefully. As in, there have been no noises in this house for two whole hours. Nobody needed to be fed, held, or read to.

As soon as I realized that Nora was down, and that Phoebe would be for at least another hour or so, I grabbed a blanket and a pillow and hit the couch.


I couldn't fall asleep.

How is this possible? I am exhausted. I am up at least twice a night for at least thirty minutes (but usually closer to forty-five) at each stretch. I go, nonstop, from about 6:30am to 8:00pm. Seriously, if anybody could nap, it would be me. But I laid (lay? lain?) on the couch for thirty full minutes before throwing in the towel. What a bummer!

Fortunately, I have still remained snuggled up in my blanket for the duration. That's gotta count, right?


ms. ann from LA said...

My first thought when reading this post was..."Dove Bar"! I mean what is more important...ice cream/chocolate...or rest? Plus, sometimes just to stop and be still, can be an excellent re charger! I'm envious of the quiet...except this week...I am having a bundle of peace...thanks for the prayers! Love, ms. Ann, mom to WOF participant!

Anonymous said...

This is to Ms. Ann...and all the fans of Allison and WOF...keeping her lifted in prayer for fun, success, and more fun!!! Big, big love to all...and prayers are continuing for all the potters/parkers/smiths/roche's :-)

The Sinks said...

I so know that feeling. I'm not sure what's worse, not being able to fall asleep like that, or actually getting to sleep only to be woken up 5 minutes later by one of the kiddos. Either way, they are both no fun. I'm glad you actually got to rest, though, even if not by sleeping.