rest

I assume that last night I dreamt it was Friday and was discussing my Saturday plans with someone.
I assume this because I remember thinking upon waking that it couldn’t be Friday. And I said so to Trey as I rolled over in my still half asleep state: “How is it possible that it’s ONLY Thursday?” I groaned. “Baby…it’s Wednesday.” I groaned again and rolled over praying that the clock would allow me 15 more minutes of sleep…it didn’t. In fact, it was 8:38 and I have to be at work at 9:00. At that point I may or may not have uttered a few explitives and ran as fast as my sleeping legs could carry me to the shower.

Why is it that I can sleep for over 9 hours at night and not feel the slightest bit rested? What does that say about my general health and well-being? I get moderate exercise (thanks to weeding) and I don’t allow myself caffiene in the evening or late afternoon. Also – I’m NOT EVEN 30 YET! So why can’t I rest? The obvious answer would be that my brain is still going 90 miles an hour and therefore I can’t fall asleep – but it’s not, and I can. It’s just that when I wake up it feels like I haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep. I feel disoriented – liked I’ve been ripped from a Sunday afternoon nap too soon. I ache. I have joint pain. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Maybe I should take vitamins.

growth

Last Wednesday I was talking with friends regarding my reservations about auditioning for a show. I love the show and would love to do it any other time – but (strangely) I’ve recently found a love of yard work! Meg Foster (is awesome) looked at me and said “I’m glad you’re enjoying your garden, but did you ever think there’d come a time when you’d say you’d rather do yard work than be in a play?”
The answer is no – if you’d told me even 2 months ago that I would refuse to audition for a summer play so that I could do yard work in in the heat and mosquitos I would have put money against you. I think what it amounts to is that Trey and I have had this huge list of things to do to the house (mostly yard related) since he bought it almost 2 years ago and now (for some inexplicable reason) I have the drive to do it! So rather than auditioning for a show I adore I decided not to take the chance and to claim my free summer! And it was strangely liberating.

Yesterday I went shopping and got a trowel and potting soil and some hanging baskets and seeds and weedex fabric to prevent weeds from growing up around my shrubbery. Now all I need is a bunch of mulch and some rocks and to get the lawn mower out of the shop and my yard will be well on its way to fabulousness!

play time

Today: my back hurts, my knees are bruised, I’m exhausted, I have a broken fingernail…but the reason was totally worth it!

Last night, for about 2 and a half hours I played. Honest to goodness, PLAYed! Like a child at recess. It was magnificent!

But, let me start at the very begining (a very good place to start): I woke up bright and early and went to the 9:00 service at Trinity to see the kids’ Christmas musical (Christmas on Main Street – ADORABLE!!!), then taught Sunday School (I only ever have one little boy, but he’s so attentive and actually sits through the lesson before playing with monster trucks), then Blair picked me up and we headed to St. John’s Lutheran to hear DJ sing…he told us it started at 11, it started at 10:30. Thanks DJ. But it was a nice performance…or, the end of it was, hehe. After that was lunch, with DJ and Blair and then nap/movie/knitting (I finished Grandma’s scarf, yay!), and then me and Blair were off to Boiling Springs to support Janet in her directoral debut of her childrens’ choir’s performance of Christmas in Reverse. It was brilliant, the kids did so well! I sang along and did most of the dances from my seat…I was so proud! And I was thrilled that we got to sit with Caroline, Meredith, Matthew Ballard, and Adam! Hunter even stopped by to say hello! After the show, Janet, Caroline, Adam, Matthew, Blair and I all went to Wild Wing…and then decided to walk down to Denny’s Plaza to look at the town Christmas tree. We were shortly joined by Skate and then we had some good ole fashioned clean fun!

We played ring-around-the-rosey, we ran, we sang, we skipped and danced and did flips and jumped and laughed and laughed. There was a wheel barrow race, and fun pictures were taken (I hope they come out!) And we even ran into Alan for a while…I think she thinks we’re all insane! But oh, I cannot express how much fun it was! We were children…completely oblivious to the fact that we are considered by society to be entirely too old to behave as we did. And I loved every minute of it! Many thanks to Janet, Blair, Caroline, Skate, Matthew and Adam for the most fun night ever!!! I love you guys!