Friday, June 6, 2008

Where Did I Disappear to Already?

Wow! That's all I can say for what has happened to me for the past three days! I am sorry for disappearing from blogland, but I couldn't help it!
It all started in the middle of the night on Monday (early Tuesday morning) when my phone rang at the ungodly hour of 2am. It was work and I was called in for the delivery of an extremely premature (26 week) baby. Unfortunately I had only gotten to bed two hours earlier, so I was already very tired. I didn't leave work until 7am after I had stabilized and transferred the baby to a higher level NICU. I tried to lay down when I got home and didn't have much success, so I ended up taking about an hour nap later in the day.
This was my day off and I had plans with Tiffani (my best friend) to go out to dinner, get a couple of drinks and go see the new Sex in The City movie. Since I rarely get days off, I couldn't let my lack of a little sleep stop our plans, so I plugged along. I got home about midnight that night and was feeling very tired!
I slept all night on Tuesday and thought for sure that I would wake up raring to go, but instead, I was dead to the world. I couldn't barely muster up enough energy to prepare any food or start the couple loads of laundry that I managed to do. I can't tell you how exhausted and weak I was. I laid around all day and either watched TV or napped. I didn't even turn on my computer which is very rare for me.
I thought it might have been a combination of the lack of sleep coupled with the dieting and low calorie intake that had left me listless, but I really don't know because I never felt like this when I dieted before. I was certain that by Thursday I would be back to myself, but when work called me in at a little after 7am, I was still exhausted and unable to find my energy again! Now I was really disturbed because I couldn't bear to let my life slip by me without participating in it!
So Thursday turned into another lounge fest where I practically did nothing. Thankfully my oldest daughter Michelle (pictured below with Tiffany) had come over to hang out with me, so I did enjoy my time visiting with her. She shares my passion in the show "So You Think You Can Dance" and we watched some reruns that she hadn't seen yet. I also met Tiffani for lunch which is something we try to do whenever she is inspecting property in my neck of the woods. She is dieting with me so she is the perfect pal to talk about dieting and food with!
I am still just amazed at how tired I was for the past three days. I apologize to our customers, because I didn't design or convert one file and now I feel so far behind. But I am happy to say that I feel back to myself this morning. I awoke at 6:30 this morning and noticed that I felt like my old self again! So I think I am back on track and will try to make up for my lost time!
Now for a quick update on a couple of things...
My diet is going well! I have lost a total of 4 pounds since Monday and I hope that as soon as I start expending some calories by doing anything other than lying around that I will lose some more still this week!
I promised you pictures of my daughter Tiffany dressed as Wendy! She was so adorable and she even looks just like the animated Wendy from the commercials. She pitched the ball across the plate, but because it all happened so fast, no one got a picture of the actual pitch, but just the before and after shots! Oh well... she is still so darned cute and will have these memories for a life time! What a cool opportunity!!

So today starts with a c-section at work, then I hope to work on WBW some and also have to make two more graduation cards and one birthday card! I hope I have my mojo back and will be able to create some nice cards! Again another long post, but try to think of it as four days worth wrapped into one!
Have a phenomenal day! I plan to!!
Kelly :-)


Nan Abair said...

You certainly made nice and very pretty daughters!!! Tiffany looked so cute dressed as Wendy. Hope you have more energy today.

Sue S. said...

Love the pictures! Too cute!

You are an amazing woman with your nursing career! What a blessing you are to the family and babies that you help out! I'm so in awe of you!

Try to get some rest and I'll continue to look forward in your sharing of your life.

Kimberly said...

Awww...She makes such a cute Wendy :o) How exciting that must have been :o) I can't wait to see the layouts :o) Glad your feeling more energetic again :o)