Friday, December 9, 2011

Y3W: Mental Health Day

When the teacher at daycare asked how I was this morning, I paused, breathed deep and replied, "It's been one of those mornings." I had pulled myself together enough to make it into daycare. But if we're being honest, that was the first full ten minutes I hadn't spent crying all morning.

So, I walked into work checked my emails from the boss man {he's out of town this week} went to my co-worker, closed her door and just started crying. She gave me the biggest hug and some words of wisdom as a mother of four. {Four! I don't know how she did it} Then? She sent me on my way.

That basically sums up the first few hours of my day yesterday and why I've been m.i.a from the blog this week. Really and truly I'm worn out. Physically {all these daycare germs aren't helping} and emotionally. We're only half-way through this holiday season and I'm already worn out.

Lovely readers, I'm happy to report I went home and slept for almost five hours.
 
I knew that if I was ever going to catch up with life, I needed a mental health day. And that's just what I did. After that amazing slumber of a nap, I watched the end of RHOBH, went looking for J a winter coat {only to find some other seasonal necessities for him at Old Navy} then went back home and sat with my dogs.

It was just what I needed.

To make things even better, the Husband got off work a few hours early which gave us some much needed alone time. You know, without an 8-month-old who is into everything!

I woke up this morning feeling much more prepared to greet the world. It seems what I really needed was sleep. It's insane what a few extra hours will do to boost you back to normalcy.

While we're on the happy path, I've got so many things to share with you all. From Christmas tutorials to decorations, recipes and photos galore, you should be getting excited. This means my DIY page that has been proclaiming "coming soon" should be up and running within the next couple of weeks!

And before I leave you, I just want to thank each and every reader and Twitter follower. Your comments, tweets, DMs and emails mean the world to me. You all are easily a big part of what sees me through each day and I am so thankful to have found this little sphere of the bloggy world.


5 comments:

  1. So glad you took a little time for yourself! You deserve it. Hoping you have a great weekend with as little stress as possible. ;)

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  2. I bet those were 5 glorious hours! And how was I not following you on twitter? Well, I am now.

    This post makes me so happy for you! And now it's Friday and I wish y'all the very best (and relaxing!) of weekends!

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  3. I think I need a mental health day too. Wow, I envy you for having a 5-hour nap! That's what I need more of- sleep! I know I'd have a more positive outlook on life if I slept more.

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  4. some days sleep is just what our body and minds need! 5 hrs sounds heavenly I must admit though:)

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  5. Please take care of yourself! I had no idea this week was hard for you. I haven't been on Twitter much. I am so glad you got to catch up on much needed sleep. I wish I lived closer so I could help you out! I would watch baby J for you so you could catch up on sleep and "you" time!

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