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I'm So Tired...........

November 1st, 2009 at 07:15 am

Hubby was channel surfing this AM, and came across that perenniel favorite "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN", just in time for me to hear Madeline Kahn warbeling her "I'm So Tired" song, as the "teutonic titwillow". I can't remember her characters name, but I remember the cheesey moniker! So, I'm writing this in the spirit of: sometimes being frugal, and working hard to get out, or stay out, of debt is exausting and life-changing. In fact, I'm going to amend that and say that ALL of the time it's exuasting and life changing. At least it is for me! I have an opportunity to go shopping for the day with a good friend, next week, it's been our big "get-together" for the past few years, and I'm not even sure that I want to go. A nap sounds so much more appealing right now, that's just SAD! Then I got to thinking about all of the other things that I used to do, ladies activities at church, school things for the band, sports teams that my kids were on, 4-H, community projects, and I only still do a couple, and not very faithfully, anymore. I am just so tired, that nothing sounds like fun! I am lucky to be pretty healthy, and I don't feel "sick", I would just like to try life on more than 6 hours of sleep a night, or day in my case. For about 6 months, or maybe forever. A fact that doesn't always come up in the frugal-saving money sites is that being frugal is a lot of work! It takes time, and effort! I am always willing, but man, I could use a few more hours in each day! (and if anyone out there figures out how to get them, I will be your first customer!) I always laugh when some new "need" comes along, I tell them that I will schedule that in my "spare 5 minutes a day" Some days are just that bad! I think that I actually had more time with 4 kids at home, I could just delegate! And I did! It was a fact that my kids did not come to me and complain they were "bored", if you were bored, you got a job to do. Now 2 are gone, and the other 2 have a long day already, with school/work/sports, well some combo of that between them. They do their own laundry, and clean their rooms, but other than that, they aren't here enough to clean a bathroom, or do dishes, or mow lawn, not on a regular basis anyway. (But I digress, I do that a lot.) Anyway, the point was that being too tired to have any fun is the pits, I'll have to try to do something about that. Maybe I'll think about it, you know, in that 5 spare minutes a day! And don't ask why I'm on the computer at 2:14AM on my night off, you don't want to know!

7 Responses to “I'm So Tired...........”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    I feel your pain as I've been there.

    It does take work and vigilence, some one always seems to want inside your wallet!

    In that spare time, can you do some contemplating and planning? Contemplating putting Mom near the top of the list for awhile? Asking your family to help more - print out this entry you wrote and ask them to read it?

    Could you consider dropping even more activities - they may not even be yours but some of the ones you might still be playing taxi by shuttling kids? Maybe plan more fun events for you. If you go with your friend you're likely to have a good time. Maybe you could explain to her where you're at - emotionally and physically and financially and you can plan something together to destress instead of having a shopping extravagana, maybe a picnic in a park or a splurge at a dayspa? She might be feeling the same way.

    Like I was mentioning to someone else, perhaps you too might have a hormone imbalance that needs rectifying?

    How's your diet and exercise? Maybe those are some things you could spend some 'spare' time planning to shore up and get into balance?

    Dr. Frugalis prescribes you an afternoon or afterwork nap at the least! Smile

  3. homebody Says:

    I feel the same way and my kids are gone! DH thinks it is hitting our 50s, we just don't have the energy we used to. He says he has been feeling better since having H1N1 and taking vitamin C everyday. Who knows, maybe he was just so sick he just feels better still??

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sorry that you're feeling tired. I would definately recommend trying to just taking 15 mins a day to yourself. A hot shower, sitting outside, reading. Something to be YOUR time. I hope you feel better Smile

  5. thriftorama Says:

    I'm too tired for fun now. Maybe when the kids start school I can have some fun....

  6. lizajane Says:

    I'm with you on the "where can I fit it in" feeling! I know that I'm guilty of wasting time here & there though too, so I get mad at myself when I hear ME making that type of comment to someone. Can you try rearranging things so you get a extra few winks every night. Sleep is so crucial to keeping your energy up.

    P.S. I had to laugh at the comment about anyone bored got a job to do. Are you my mother?

  7. baselle Says:

    Does this seem to happen to you every fall when the days grow short? I've been feeling draggy myself - but I know I get a touch of the S.A.D.

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