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Have you ever had moments when you were talking about seemingly simple things and your train of thought completely derailed? The past few weeks {ok, really this past summer} have been exhausting physically and emotionally for me. I think the latter plays more of a part in the mental exhaustion that I feel.

The other night while having a conversation with someone about a pork bbq sandwich recipe, I found I couldn’t even complete a sentence coherently. That’s not a good thing.

It means that:

a) I need a little more rest

b) I could possibly be doing too much

Go figure.

This week I’ve really been trying to get more sleep {which is hard since my brain doesn’t always like to go to sleep} and have a bit more ‘down time’ and time focused offline. It hasn’t always gone according to plan, but my body and brain desperately need it.

And so does my family.

So while my blog experiences some technical difficulties, it appears that my body is as well. I’ve been quiet this week – and may be a bit more scattered in posting for a little bit. I may just be relaxing…and that’s a very good thing!

In the meantime, can I suggest a great series that is going on over at Money Saving Mom? She’s almost at the end of the 3 week challenge to Make the Most of Your Mornings – but there are some great posts and tips {and reminders} to get things back in line.


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  1. Praying you will find rest.

  2. thegirlwhopaintedtrees says

    I was teaching my art/science class yesterday and couldn’t even make the kids names go through my lips! I need rest too! I will be praying for you.
    Julie from The Adventures of Bear

  3. Kick your feet up and relax some! I have been feeling a lot like this as well! Vacation is coming at just the right time for me!

  4. Denise Kingery says

    Oh, I so much can relate. I remember a day when I put the milk in the cupboard with the plates and I had to constantly stop to think about what I was just going to do. LOL!
    We all need to rest and refresh. Take some special time to replenish.

  5. My brain totally rebelled this week and I spent half of it with a migraine. So be glad you listened before the migraine :)

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