The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, but despite this I find that I am still not getting enough sleep. You too?
In case you’re wondering, I’m trying to get back into that style of blogging where instead of telling you “5 ways to eat butternut while standing on your head” or “Some Really Hectic Thing That Happened That You Need To Know About”, I just want to let you know what’s happening. It’s still quite weird for me to spew my thoughts without a real “end goal” so bear with me kay?
We’re about to head into a really hectic couple of weeks. Just thinking about what’s in store is making my tummy queasy. Not only in terms of my business where we have to make a few big decisions, but in every other facet too. We have family down from New Zealand, so we need to make sure we see him as much as we can, which probably means hosting family at our house at some point (which I love, but is hugely stressful when your mother in law is a REALLY amazing cook). Knox has an interview with a potential new school next week (which I NEED him to get into because it’s around the corner from our home), I have 5 really huge and time consuming blog things happening – three of them on Friday and despite all of that, all three kids are coughing all night and are mostly miserable.
How am I currently walking around and trying to communicate like a “normal” human being?
Well, I think that would depend on your definition of normal and when exactly one becomes an alcoholic? Is it when you’ve had two G&T’s with breakfast? I joke I joke. I don’t condone drowning your sorrows to that extent, but we won’t talk about how many packets of Nik Naks I’ve stress eaten in the last week OK?!
It probably doesn’t help that my mood is almost directly related to the weather, so when I wake up in the dark, cold morning it just sets me up for a long day trying to get my head back in the game.
On the note of sleep, do you ever hear your alarm go off and then wake up to turn it off, but then you close your eyes for 2 seconds and then suddenly you wake up an hour later with a sleep-hangover the size of Mount Everest? Specifically if you have woken up mid-dream. Is it only me? It’s like, 10 hours since I woke up and my brain still feels like I’m in a half-dream half-awake state.
Another thing that I have been thinking about is limiting the amount of “sponsored” goodies that I giveaway or chat about on the blog directly. Like for example I have three pretty cool hampers to giveaway but I don’t feel like writing a whole article about it when I could be complaining about my kids instead. So in cases like that, I’m just going to give them to the readers of my newsletter. What do you think? The only requirement is that you’d have to be subscribed to the mailing list which you can do here: SUBSCRIBE
While I’m thinking about it, I wanted to just clarify that the newsletter is not just going to be a summary of the posts that I wrote in the last week or two. Besides the special giveaways, it’s going to have info that doesn’t make it onto the blog, offers that no one else can get and maybe more. Actually, you tell me:
What do you want to see in a newsletter that won’t make you hate signing up for it?