Ruhu's Journal, 29 June 2013

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb

Well, I'm going to have to laugh a lot today to make up for another sleepless night (all jokes welcome!). Thank goodness I've become an expert power napper, and have recognized that my tiredness likes to disguise itself as hunger. And, the pattern luckily is that a horrible night's sleep always precedes a wonderful night's rest... so tonight's bedtime will be the carrot at the end of the stick!

But even a lack of sleep won't keep me down as I'm feeling good & strong as my 2-week DH family adventure officially begins tomorrow. Today includes some last prep for SIL's arrival tomorrow early evening -- grocery shopping, mainly, as I want to stock the lake house for her. Weather permitting, I'll do cardio tennis this morning, shop this afternoon, then mass, dinner with DH & a stop at our neighbor's son's surprise 16th b-day party tonight. DH didn't sleep well either, so maybe we'll both want to not stay too long at the party?!? I'm just hoping I'll still have the energy & be thinking straight enough to have a good conversation with DH about upcoming events and my need in general to cut back on our socializing. Stay tuned!

But before I begin my sleep-deprived day, I'll pray --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

And through this one potentially tired day, and each one meal, moment, bite and emotion, I'll continue to pray, breathe, journal & express my way, remembering that tired and in need of a nap or break can feel like hunger to me. And, I'll focus on being grateful for all the blessings in my life (even if I don't always sleep well, I am blessed to be a good nap taker!). xoxoxo


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You certainly have a lot going on! Hope you do get that nice restful sleep tonight as you'll need your strength tomorrow. 
29 Jun 13 by member: BuffyBear
Hope the day goes well for you, sleeplessness on top of all you have to do is not what you needed. You were likely planning in your head all night, running through all you have yet to do. Praying for you hun, and am sure it will all go well. Enjoy your last night of 'freedom' for a while, and enjoy dinner with DH. Hope that all goes well too, remember you two are both tired so nerves may be a bit frayed. I will hope for dreamless repose for you both tonight :) 
29 Jun 13 by member: sarahsmum
I can relate to the sleepless nights... bring on the nap! :) 
29 Jun 13 by member: jsfantome
You are going to do so well - I just know it. You've grown so much internally while keeping the external right on goal that you are a rockstar in my book. Bless you. 
29 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
Oh gosh, sending positive vibes to maintain your strength and get as much help as possible. You're a rockstar in my book, too! 
29 Jun 13 by member: Helewis
What would I do without you all!!!!!! You make me smile, show me such love, and are always there to lend your support! I am so lucky to have found you all! xoxoxo (P.S. Had a great cardio tennis workout, grocery shopped, napped and so far, so good as I'm not feeling tired or overly hungry :) ) 
29 Jun 13 by member: Ruhu

     
 

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