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Exhaustion

In what was perhaps perfect timing, I finally hit the wall this weekend. I have slept more in the past two days (9-10 hours at night PLUS LENGTHY NAPS) than I normally do in about five days put together.

I credit a couple of things for this:

1. Doing nothing makes me sleepy. For a person who lives life at top speed, slowing down to no activity means one thing: Zzzzz…
2. Fighting off illness. I am the “lucky recipient” of a nasty sinus infection a couple of times each year. I’ve had a sinus headache off and on for about four days now. It’s tiring, dealing with that pressure all the time. Luckily, my over-the-counter drugs seem to be keeping things at a manageable level. Cross your fingers for me, please!
3. Post-party “depression”. It’s not really depression, by the way, but the days after a big event on which I’ve worked like crazy always feel very draining.
4. Busy year. This is Jim’s contribution, and I’m sure he’s probably right. I have been goinggoinggoing non-stop since about mid-January. It’s been a great year for me professionally, one that I have worked very, very hard for…but I have been failing in the “get enough rest” department.

What’s my point?

I don’t even have one. I’m too tired. Just thought I’d share.

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  • Mrs4444 December 26, 2011, 10:49 am

    All of those reasons make sense to me! Hope you’re feeling like yourself soon. (I almost said “feeling like your old self,” but that just didn’t sound right. πŸ™‚

  • Tara R. December 26, 2011, 2:21 pm

    A good nap does sound nice.

    • Melisa December 28, 2011, 6:58 am

      Right? I enjoyed them immensely.

  • Momo Fali December 26, 2011, 6:10 pm

    Since mid-January? You mean since mid-2009…right?

    • Melisa December 28, 2011, 6:57 am

      Very funny. And maybe.

  • Michelle December 26, 2011, 10:14 pm

    I am jealous. I am so so so jealous. And maybe the problem is that you’re stealing my sleep? Hmmmmm πŸ˜‰ Glad you’re getting rested and hope you are healthy again soon! Here’s hoping I sleep tonight!

    • Melisa December 28, 2011, 6:57 am

      Yeah THAT’S it: I’m stealing your sleep! Bwahahaha!

  • Patty at A Day in My NYC December 27, 2011, 8:17 am

    Get some rest & I hope you feel better soon! Exhaustion is a sign of a life well lived πŸ™‚

    • Melisa December 28, 2011, 6:54 am

      That sounds like something I need to cross stitch for a pillow!

  • Liz December 27, 2011, 10:10 am

    Heh, sounds like your body issued itself (meaning, you) a well-deserved time-out.

    • Melisa December 28, 2011, 6:54 am

      Totally. Sad that it came to that. πŸ™

  • tracey - Justanothermommy December 27, 2011, 12:34 pm

    Busy is fun but EXHAUSTING, isn’t it? At least I’m not pregnant. Seriously. I was convinced I was, and my first thought (after OH SHIT) was, “But I have the LTYM show this year! What’ll I tell Melisa?!?”

    So. I think about you when I pee on sticks. Feel privileged? You should.

    • Melisa December 28, 2011, 6:53 am

      You’re probably the only person in the world who thinks of me when peeing on sticks, so thanks for that!

  • Ann December 28, 2011, 7:10 pm

    Totally experiencing this same exhaustion, but mine is more emotionally fraught. Which is to say I feel like a fifteen year old, and am breaking out just enough to look like one!

    Tracy, I forgot to mention that there will be mandatory pregnancy testing, so best Costco yourself a whole mess of sticks.