I have to think back to my week, because it feels like Janustember 1032th. Andy started Trauma this past week. He hasn’t had a break since he started so take this schedule with a grain of salt: 6 days a week, 13 hr night shifts. Yup. He got a couple of hours of sleep the first couple of nights, but its still very hard to feel rested when your sleep is so broken up. He didn’t get any rest on the weekend nights so he was pretty tired today. He woke up for a brief sacrament and went back to bed. He was so zonked not even screaming kids or a crying baby outside our door at 4 PM woke him up. I felt so bad that he was so wiped out.
The kids have kept me pretty busy as well. Harvey had his 4 month checkup on Monday which included three vaccines. This led to a night of a low grade fever and a rough couple of days. A necessary evil. He perked back up by the weekend and was mostly himself again. His sleep schedule has been off as well as some gas issues, but we’ve discovered if we push his knees to his belly it’s, as Andy put it, a fart shotgun. Max thinks it’s hilarious.
We were able to meet some friends at a colonial park on Friday. And attempted to go to the library Thursday (hours had changed… again… thanks to COVID), and also had some time at a splash pad on Saturday. It is good to get out. It’s been fairly pleasant in GA considering it’s August. Low 90’s and sometimes even mid 70’s had made it pretty nice to spend time out doors, though it has been raining quite a bit.
I have been spending a good amount of my free time (which isn’t much) focusing on meditation, journaling and affirmations. It truly has helped me, but I feel like I have a long way to go. But I recommend it to everyone. My good friend, Holly recommended Belleruth Naparstek (you can access her work on Apple Music). I rested Sunday afternoon while listening to some affirmations and felt so incredibly relaxed, which is very hard for me to do lately.