Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Regaining Some Balance

I had two days off this week, but since having Cub, a day off does not feel the same as it once used to. Yesterday, I was run ragged. She still wakes-up at 6:30 am bright-eyed and bushy tailed. After all, she's had ten hours of sleep, so why not?
I, on the other hand, stay-up late reading, watching movies, baking, catching-up with friends, etc and I am wiped-out at 6:30. It's still dark, too-which does not help. Yes, she is four, but I swear, I've never been able to recover from the effects of the insane amounts of sleep deprivation having a child has caused me! Boo-hoo, me!
Today, she went to the neighbors to play with all the "big girls," and I had a day to just laze around for a while. It felt soooooooo good. I began reading two books we picked-up from the library yesterday.

Boy, that's a small photo. Sorry. Tasha Tudor is a my new obsession. What a lovely sweetie she was.
Her cookbook is beautifully illustrated, too. I can't wait to try her Mac and Cheese and Birthday Cake recipes!
I've been wanting to read, In Defense of Food since this past summer. So far, I'm hooked. I hope with the crazy-busy weeks of school approaching, I will at least have time to enjoy another reading session. How I love my books.
Now, back to my Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Tonight, if I still have the energy, I'm going to bake a Lemony-Glazed Bundt Cake from the Cake-Mix Doctor.
Sometimes, you just have to take a short-cut!

1 comment:

MySweetThree said...

I know ALL ABOUT sleep deprivation. We know that we are tired enough to probably go to sleep when they do, right? ha ha...but, then we would not get that much needed adult time to ourselves...reflecting, reading, thinking, writing, resting, dreaming...that we can't do when we are knee deep in toddler activities...which we love, of course, but it is also important to nurture that other part of you. So.....we choose sleep deprivation...ha ha...My Allison used to sleep until 7:30am...which was heaven. Then, it moved to it is many more 30 minute intervals are we losing here? Oh my, Hopefully not too much more!!
Mind you, Emily, my 15 month old..sleeps until 9:30am!! Can you imagine? Although, I know I could never sleep that late anymore..oooh, but it would be nice!