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the one where I sleep for 17 hours

The most horrible thing happened to me last night. I ran out of Tylenol #3s. They’re still barely taking the edge off, but apparently it was a BIG edge!

Stick with me. I have a story about that coworker too.

Yesterday? I slept all day. Like all day. As in 9:30am to 7:30pm kind of all day. At 9pm? I was still tired (and nauseous from all the drugs and all the not eating anything but pudding) and headed to bed for another hour before heading to work. I’d taken my last T3 at 7pm when I woke up.

I lasted two hours at work. My job involves a lot of talking. Talking is murder on a recently tonsil-free throat. Especially when you’ve run out of T3s. I went home at 1:15am when I started seeing stars and foaming at the mouth.

By 1:30am I was in my bed again. I slept until 7:30am. If I do my math correctly, that’s 17 hours of sleep in a 22-hour period. Noah said that I’m not allowed to mention the word “tired” for a week.

Before heading home, that coworker I’ve talked about before asked me (and the other girls I work with) an all-important question. What would you if you came home to find you husband in bed with another woman?

Ya know, that’s a tough one. Luckily, we made these things called “vows” when we got married. Add that to the fact that I trust him, and I don’t really have to think about a question like that. It really never crosses my mind.

I informed said coworker that there often is a girl in my husband’s bed when I get home. If she’s not in there, there’s usually evidence that she has been there. She usually leaves books in there. Sometimes a blanket or a soother. I even believe him when he says that he didn’t even know she was there. I’m okay with it. Mr. Coworker wasn’t satisfied with my answer. I was okay with that too.


Today? Things are looking up.

(1) I saw my doctor this morning and she gave me a prescription for more T3s and said that everything was healing nicely. (YES!) (2) My supervisor at work called this morning to confirm my new hours. Huge blessing! I work only while Kaylie’s in school. 9am-3pm. I can drop her off on my way to work, and pick her up on my way home. I’m going from 40 hours per week to 30, giving me more time at home (which is financially do-able now that Noah’s working again). AND, because Noah’s hours work with mine, we still avoid putting Liliana in daycare. How perfect is that? My (super fantastic) supervisor asked me when I wanted to work, and I told her. She said it was totally doable. This is awesome for so many reasons. And it is proof that God is GOOD and that prayer WORKS!

I’m so stoked to actually sleep at night, to be awake to make my kids dinner and put them to bed every night, to have normal person hours, and to not be the Grumpasaurusrex that I’ve been for the last couple years months weeks.


Have you noticed that Liliana’s hair has been growing LIKE MAD? Noah and I really noticed her lack of baldness in her birthday video. (She was bald for a LONG TIME!) I’ve been trying to make her look less like a homeless child by actually doing her hair as of late. She’s not a huge fan, but I’m going to try do it every morning. I know it’s not a huge deal, since she’s only 2 and doesn’t exactly have a huge social life, but her Daddy likes her piggy tails.

piggy tails!

Pretty cute, no? They usually don’t last past lunch, but we like them while they last.

Alrighty, I’m done with the lameness now and promise to never make you read a lame post again.

Y’all have a good weekend!

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  • Kristin Friday, May 1, 2009, 3:29 pm

    Well that is great that your throat is healing well! I hope the pain will soon leave and you’ll be T3 free.

    The pig tales are totally cute! And yes her hair has grown so much!

    Kristins last blog post..Birthday Wishes

  • Laurie Friday, May 1, 2009, 3:36 pm

    Pig tales are a good reason to hope for a girl some day. Just as long as they don’t come with drama ;)

    Yes, it feels forever since we’ve seen one another. Perhaps when the spring/summer weather arrives we can go to the park. I’m also insisting on a swim in your pool…on the very warmest day!

    I’m glad you’re leaving the noctournal (sp?) life behind!

    Lauries last blog post..Is that quiet I hear?

  • teresa Friday, May 1, 2009, 3:53 pm

    Yay for normal hours!! How perfect, I’m so happy for you guys.

    And, good on ya for hangin’ in there, I know that the last few months have been super hard, and now I just have this feeling that God is going to pour out his blessing on you and reward you for your faithfulness. I’ll be praying for that, and that you guys have a joyous, peaceful, relaxing summer.

    teresas last blog post..May is here

  • Jennifer Glen Friday, May 1, 2009, 4:11 pm

    Those hours couldn’t be any more perfect! Yeah to only working 30 hours a week! I LOVE it! And yeah to not putting Liliana in daycare. God is so good. Love ya

  • Jessica Friday, May 1, 2009, 4:37 pm

    That was not a lame post!! And that is such an adorable pic of Liliana!

  • Elena Friday, May 1, 2009, 7:00 pm

    9 to 3. VERY happy for you. :)

    Elenas last blog post..world’s unhappiest lady goes shopping

  • Meg Friday, May 1, 2009, 8:00 pm

    That’s so awesome that your hours have been changed to fit your life!

    I also love her lil piggy tails!

    Megs last blog post..Fractured

  • Jen Saturday, May 2, 2009, 8:39 am

    Sleep! Glorious sleep! I’m glad your doctor said you are healing nicely.

  • Kami Saturday, May 2, 2009, 11:34 am

    That is wonderful news on the work front! That dude though? Whew….doesn’t get out much? No reading? WHAT? I don’t get it.

    Those are some whack facts he states! But funny too…..


    Yay for sleeping at night!

  • Angella Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:01 pm

    I am just happy for you on so many levels. Work! Sleep! HAIR!!!!

    Angellas last blog post..Grace In Small Things: Fourteen

  • Elizabeth Sunday, May 3, 2009, 2:50 pm

    Love the pigtails and so glad that you are feeling God’s goodness. Have a good day!

    Elizabeths last blog post..Prayers, Please

  • Amy - BiteTheRabbit Monday, May 4, 2009, 8:40 am

    congrats on the jobs all working out – that sounds PERFECT! What a blessing!

    Your co-worker sounds soo freaking hilarious – I bet he could produce a lot of blog material for you!

    Amy – BiteTheRabbits last blog post..Siblings

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