Thursday, October 18, 2007

Random Thursday Snippets (sleep-deprivation edition)

* It feels really weird to not be at GHC right now. But given how busy this week has been, I'm still glad I decided to skip it this year.

* Last night I stayed up late, working on the latest journal article. (I got on a roll and wanted to finish a particular section before I quit for the night.) Then I was so wired that I had to read for a while before I could fall asleep. Needless to say, I was exhausted today. But I think it was worth it.

* I kind of fear that this is what my life will be like when I return to work. Or, as I put it to a friend of mine, "I'm sure something will have to give when I go back to work, and most likely that something will be sleep."

* I have started thinking about the classes I'm teaching when I return. I am super-excited about one and kind of dreading the other. I need to start prepping the latter, but I can't bring myself to do it. It's just easier to focus my energy on the former.

* It's getting harder to breastfeed Baby Jane in public, because she's at the stage where everything captures her interest. Today there were two women having a conversation nearby and she had to stop and stare at them for a good 5 minutes before I could convince her to continue with her meal. It's cute, but also a bit annoying.

* It feels like I've spent my entire week doing laundry.


Michelle said...

snippets from the other side:

yes, sleep deprivation is likely to be a part of life for a while. Self-care!!

yes, the laundry is always there (so feel free to ignore it on occasion)

yes, the curious nursling will provide you with many moments of mingled despair and delight (but be glad if she lets go before she looks!)

and yes, the whole thing is indeed worth it!

Jane said...

thanks, Michelle! You're right, self-care is important, especially in the midst of sleep deprivation. As far as the "curious nursing", luckily she does let go, but from what I understand that will change soon. Not looking forward to that!