October 12, 2007

I Don't Have To Do It All, And That's Okay

Another birthday party was scheduled for tonight- complete with baking the fancy carrot cake again, but my body had other plans. I just wanted to crawl back into bed or on the couch or under the Thomas train table and curl up off to nap- forever.

Fighting a cold and some chills and aches, and a heavy blanket of fatigue, I wondered how would I make it to the store for the cake ingredients, then bake it (and then chocolate cupcakes for the kids as well) and then really enjoy our company once they were here?

And as I dozed on and off between Hotwheels being driven over me and banging and crashing in the other room, I played a game with myself- if I get ten minutes of sleep it will be worth whatever has been broken in the other room. If they draw over all the walls with crayon again, that’s worth a little sleep, too. Right now I don’t care.

So, I thought, I don’t have to do it all. We can reschedule (even though this was a rescheduled night already as last week the kids were the ones battling a cold and cough.) Thankfully, I have very understanding family. They’ll come tomorrow. And I’ll be more pleasant. With fancy cake.

I am still waking up from the big nap I took instead of marathon baking in the kitchen. But, I had one of those vividly crazy dreams where I was cooking anyway- but it was something with cheese and I kept wiping up the counter- mad that it wouldn’t stay clean, and then Ashlee was there and we were dressing up Cara’s dog and taking pictures of it (Cara, do you even have a dog?!), while laughing hysterically, baking, (and wiping up cheese.) I woke up feeling like I need another nap after that nap. Hubby will be home in less than an hour. I think I can make it.

16 comments:

  1. We really don't ... and it feels good when we realize that and give into it!

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  2. Yes, it's ok Steph...sometimes naps are worse when you dream. Go to bed early tonight..Tomorrow is a new day!

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  3. oh man, feel better! i have the head cold from you know where. my parents come into town tonight from Cali, so i'm trying to drag my body around and clean.

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  4. momma's need all t he rest they can get--even w/o a cold! i hope you got some!

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  5. I'm popping in here after not being by in awhile...and oh my goodness, I loved reading this! Not because you are sick...but because I felt much the same way earlier in the week. Sometimes we just have to let some things go.
    Hopefully, we you awoke your house was pretty much still standing and you got the rest you needed! :)

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  6. You really need sleep. REALLLLY need it.

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  7. it sounds like we had a blast! I'm laughing hysterically reading!

    I am SO proud of you for rescheduling. Rest up!

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  8. I emailed you earlier and you never responded. When that happens I say a prayer for you knowing you've probably endured one of "those days". Love you!!!

    Lori

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  9. I love this title! Amen, girl!
    Super happy that you got your nap.Aren't dreams fun? ;)

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  10. Yes rest up, all that broken stuff and crayon marks will still be there waiting for you tomorrow :) Hope you are feeling better!

    I love the dream and yes, I do have a dog. Two actually but only one tolerates being dressed up :) xoxo

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  11. Good for you for knowing it's OK to let go and listen to your body! I hope you feel much better tomorrow!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

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  12. Hope you are feeling better soon, go with the rest for now!!!

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  13. I hope you feel better tomorrow. And you have the craziest dreams....

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  14. I feel for you; I was battling a yucky cold a couple of weeks back. Hope you're feeling better!

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  15. You are so smart! I know it's a hard pill to swallow, but you can reschedule and it will be better than if you did it sick!

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