It's the most peculiar thing I've ever experienced: I currently have "bi-daily" energy. Every other day I wake up feeling sleepy and it's an effort to stay awake all day; and then the next day I'm wide awake and ready to go. I think I may be using up too much energy on the days when I'm awake and then paying for it the next day. I've never recovered from anything that made my whole system as squiffy as one little miscarriage.
Today was a good example: I woke up late because it's the Sabbath. We took our time about getting up and then I puttered a bit and made pancakes for breakfast. After which I was so completely exhausted that I went back to bed. I got up after an hour-long nap and kept Ben company while he took a shower, but then I went back to bed and fell asleep AGAIN and didn't wake up until dinnertime. I was just sort of getting myself together to get up when I heard Grandma in the living room talking to Mom on the phone. "I don't know what's going on," she was saying. "I was taking a nap and then I woke up and there's nobody here. I think they're all gone or they're in their rooms or something - I think they must be sick and in bed. Napping? My goodness, how could they be napping at this time of day?"
Ben had been sitting next to me keeping me company and using the laptop. We looked at each other a little guiltily and I said, "Uh oh. I better go start dinner quickly!"
The good news is I was finally feeling awake by then. It was around 5:30. And now that it's almost 9:30, I'm just about ready to go back to sleep for the night. We were thinking about going grocery shopping this evening and I sort of begged Ben to put it off another day because I still felt sort of foggy and not very energetic. That is not like me. But oh well. I will get over this new affection for sleeping sometime soon.
I really am going to get back to normal. I really am. And at least the extreme nap attacks are happening every other day rather than every day. But I tell you: I'm ready to be back to my normal healthy-as-a-horse self.
Maybe tomorrow. Oh wait. I should have plenty of energy tomorrow. We'll just have to see about the day after. And I have to have lots of energy on Monday: it's supposed to be almost 70 degrees and I'd really, really, really like a chance to get some yardwork done. I've been looking at the yard all winter just waiting for it to get warm enough to do some proper cleanup work.
One of these days when I'm awake.
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