My facebook status this morning read, “After 10 hours (yes, 10 hours!) of sleep last night, I’m finally feeling like myself again! :)”
Yes, you read that correctly…10 hours of sleep! I couldn’t believe it when I rolled over to look at the clock and counted that I had been sleeping for 10 hours! Bill walked in a few minutes later with a fresh-brewed cup of coffee. What an awesome guy he is! He takes care of me. 🙂
As the week progressed, I continued to get farther behind in sleep. I can no longer go on 5-6 hours like I used to. Now, it’s more like 8 hours of sleep that I need to feel normal. Every afternoon at the Mission this week, I couldn’t stop yawning. People would catch me and say things like, “Are you tired?” “Stop doing that…you’re making me yawn.” “Are we keeping you up, Julie?” I would smile and say something like, “I’m just not getting enough sleep at night.”
I knew I was tired yesterday morning, but didn’t realize I really looked like it. One of the Mission patrons said to me with great concern in his voice, “Wow, you look tired!” (That always makes you feel great, doesn’t it?) 🙂 I replied, “I am.” I then heard that same thing from three other people! (Boy, I must have looked terrible!)
I met my family for dinner last night after leaving the Mission. Everyone else had plans but me, so I went home, snuggled under a blanket with my BSF lesson and enjoyed every minute of that time studying God’s Word. I put my Bible down and slept from 8-9pm in the recliner. I texted Bill I was going to bed, and I headed there. Why sleep in the recliner when I can be in my comfy bed? 🙂 I didn’t wake up again until 7:30am.
As I’ve worked most of the day in my office, I’m proud to say I’m still in my jammies…and loving it! I don’t get very many days like this! I will soon get on the treadmill, and make dinner for my family. I have appreciated the 10 hours of sleep last night, the way I feel today because of the sleep I got, and the opportunity I have had to refresh myself being at home today!
It’s amazing what 10 hours of sleep can do! 🙂
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