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Archive for August 2009

Can someone, anyone, please explain to me why I am so sleepy and unfocused lately?

Since I got married three weeks ago, I’ve been living in a semi-haze. At first I chalked it up to post-wedding letdown and figured I’d be back to normal after a few days and an extra z or two. When that didn’t happen, I thought maybe I just wasn’t getting enough sleep — but I’m in bed by 10 p.m. and usually enjoy a full eight hours.

I lamented this to my friends and the Facebook world, who all thought I surely must be pregnant. I’m not, though I will say that the fatigue has eased up with the arrival and departure of Aunt Flo.But I’m still tired, and my thoughts are all over the place. I’ve tried exercising, but that doesn’t seem to help, either. All I want to do is sleeeeeeeep.

Any ideas? I’m not dozing off behind the wheel or anything so I don’t think it’s quite serious enough to warrant a visit to the doctor. It’s starting to seriously piss me off, though. I just want some energy!


Holy crap, it’s been a while!

I never intended to take such a long break from this-here blog … and I hate constantly using the excuse that “life got in the way.” Perhaps a better way to say it is that I got distracted. Yeah, that’s it, distracted … which is a way better word than lazy.

So anyway, I’m back. A lot has happened since March (I know! March!). The summer-time invasion of the stepsons came and went, and I’m rather disappointed by that because it certainly would have provided some good blog fodder. K1 arrived in late May and went back to North Dakota the first week of August. And here’s some big news — N is now living with us. Yes, that’s right, I am now a for-real, living, (fire)breathing stepmother. After much angst and changing of his mind since last December, he called Steve up out of the blue one day in mid-April and said he had finally decided to do it. And in mid-July, he did. Hilarity, chaos, and wicked stepmothering ensue.

And now for my next trick … I’m married. Despite his best efforts to flee, Steve and I tied the knot Aug. 1. We had an awesome wedding — relaxed and joyous and fun. In fact, it was so fun it probably actually was the best day of my life thus far.

Aaaannnnddd, I’m no longer a grad student. I. Finally. Finished. My. Master’s. Degree. Woot!

So that’s what’s been happening ’round these parts. Lots of big things this year. Oh-ho, but that doesn’t mean things are calm. Au contraire. And you can read all about it here, especially now that I promise to check back in on a very regular basis. So come back and see me soon!