Saturday, October 27, 2012

Understanding Exhaustion

Have you ever seen a child that has just fallen asleep where they sit? I have. I watched my kids do it a few times when they were very small. You look at them and think, "Man, I would love to be able to just sleep like that." There is a reason. They are exhausted. Their little bodies are so worn out from growing and expending pent up energy, they just collapse.(Actually, my Dad falls asleep like that too.)

I got a new job. It was a total whirlwind romance from the temp agency interview, to the background check, to the call that said "Hey, I'm looking at this job...would you be interested?"

Um, heck yeah I'm interested! I had gotten to the point with applying for jobs that I said, "If it sits still too long, I'm slapping my resume on it!" We were at the point of desperately needing extra income and while I am willing to work anywhere (I am not too good for any job), I know that my knees would not have been able to handle a job that had me standing for 8 to 12 hours at a time. I decided to go to a temp agency that specializes in placing office staff. From interview to placement, it was less than a week. Praise God! I am just so thankful on every single level.

That having been said, I am exhausted. My usual routine is to go up to bed around 10-10:30 and then play my little games on my phone till 11 and then go to sleep. I always lay on my tummy with my head facing the foot of the bed (the TV, lol) and play my games. Last night, Tony said that I sat up, put my phone and my glasses on my bedside table, picked up my pillow and started moving it to the head of the bed. I said, "Goodnight" as I was laying my pillow down. Then he said it was the craziest thing because he doesn't think my head was even on the pillow before I was snoring. Ha! I kid you not when I say I have been tired. I can completely relate with the little kid in the picture. :)

I must say, I love my new job. I work as an admin assistant doing what I am good at. I am loving the fact that we can start saving money and have an emergency fund. God has been SO good to us and just constantly provides our every need at the exact time that we need them.

I am afraid that my crocheting and designing may suffer. I am still feeling all of this out and trying to create a pattern, but it's only been 2 days of work so far, so I need to cut myself some slack. I am thinking of starting to sell at one of the local artisan/farmer's markets, but I'm not sure I will have time to do that before the end of the year. Life is just so busy and I have regular orders from Etsy that I am working to keep up with. Plus, I'm trying to keep up with college on top of that. Something will have to give. Not sure what it will be. I'll keep you posted.

Tah for now!