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Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm Falling Apart!

The events of this week have finally caught up with me. I am totally exhausted. My body is totally shutting down. It was all I could do to keep my head up at work this afternoon.

At one point this afternoon, I was typing a document, looked at the monitor and this is what was on there...

"dkfiodnfdskjfikaeiiadknciaoe. idoakfadsfa;dfka;dff"

I fell asleep...

Now I did happen to remember a post a friend of mine, Angell from ANGELL'Z-SECRETZ had this posted. I'm borrowing it from her ... hope you don't mind Angell...

What to Say If You Should Get Caught Sleeping at Work

The top ten list of things to say when caught sleeping at your desk by the boss ...

Number 10 "They told me at the blood bank that this might happen."

Number 9 "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in that 'Time Management' course you sent me to."

Number 8 "Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably got here just in time!"

Number 7 "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm."

Number 6 "I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."

Number 5 "I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. What? Are you discriminatory toward people who practice Yoga?"

Number 4 "Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem."

Number 3 "The coffee machine is broken ..."

Number 2 "Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot ..."

And the #1 best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk ...

Raise your head from the desk and say, "... in Jesus' name. AMEN!"

I did happen to remember #1... so when Muragan walked into my office I raised my head and did the sign of the cross and said

"In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost"...

he thought it was funny... little did he know that I had fell asleep... yes again.

I am only working half day tomorrow, taking the two hour commute home, and as soon as I get home I'm crashing in my bed. I'll unpack the car later.

I know that I haven't been sleeping well. One never does in a hotel.

I have been worrying about Matt this week. I found out that while he is in Receiving at Parris Island that he will suffer from sleep deprevation. Now I know my son, he's like momma, loves to sleep.

Hey, I didn't cry Thursday ... but I kept myself really busy too. I really do dread going home. His room is still exactly the way he left it on Sunday. Bed unmade, cloths in the floor, dirty cups on the nightstand and dresser. I don't know if I'll get it cleaned this weekend or not. Will take it one day at a time.
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Blogger Tug said ... (7/26/2007 10:43 PM) : 

Take your time Dix...rest. You have been through so very much here lately - take care of YOU. Get home, sleep, be taken care of. You deserve it!


Blogger Desert Songbird said ... (7/26/2007 11:18 PM) : 

The sleep deprivation thing at boot camp? My ex-hubby said it was a killer at first, but then he got used to it. Matt will make it through, Mom - don't fret so much! You raised him right.

This time change thing is killing me. Just got into Cleveland tonight, and the clock says it's 12:15 am, but my body clock says is 9:15 pm - oy!

Get some sleep, lady. Be kind to yourself.


Blogger Julie said ... (7/27/2007 9:29 AM) : 

**holds pendulum in front of Dixie's eyes**

Dixie....you getting very....very...
very....very sleeeeeepy.

Go curl up in your own bed.


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (7/27/2007 9:54 AM) : 

Nice Dixie, the globe is great, I will post it on my sidebar. Keep us up to date when you hear from Matt, he should be having fun by now. I bet he looks sharp in his uniform.


Blogger Angell said ... (7/27/2007 10:15 AM) : 

Dix - post away my dear.

That globe is great - with permission I'd like to post it as well.

Keep us posted, and take your time adjusting. It will take time anyway.

One's own bed is always the best place.



Blogger Dixiechick said ... (7/27/2007 10:18 AM) : 

Peace globe is for anyone to take and post. Thank y'all!


Blogger Comedy + said ... (7/27/2007 10:20 AM) : 

Why don't you just come to California and stay with us for a while. We can go boating whenever you want too. I loved all the "What to say if you should get caught sleeping at work" excuses. I think your response was great. I borrowed what Mimi made for you too. I'll be putting that on my blog in the near future...That is if you don't mind. I love you girlfriend and a big hug and a smooch coming your way. :)


Blogger Matt-Man said ... (7/27/2007 10:31 AM) : 

Relax and enjoy the weekend as best you can. Everything will be fine. Cheers!!


Blogger the108 said ... (7/27/2007 11:00 AM) : 

Shit. Lemme tell ya how fast he's gonna get used to the sleep deprivation...lol. Dean sometimes goes 4 or 5 days without sleep and I have no clue how he does it.


Blogger Crazy Working Mom said ... (7/27/2007 11:09 AM) : 

Girl, I hope you get caught up soon. I know it can be hell when you lose out on sleep. It seems like it takes three times longer to catch up than it did to get behind. I'm think aboutcha! Have a good weekend, girlfriend.

The peace globe is beautiful! :)

Great job, Mimi


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7/27/2007 3:45 PM) : 

Take the time you need, hon...It takes a while to adjust to the kids leaving the nest. Just keep remembering how proud you and we are of Matt!


Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said ... (7/27/2007 10:10 PM) : 

mimi is the greatest! love that gal... what a sweet thing from a lovely lady!

smiles, bee


Blogger Coco said ... (7/28/2007 12:11 PM) : 

Hugs Dixie, then bonks her on the head with a rubber mallet. Sleep well, dear friend ...


Blogger Travis said ... (7/28/2007 2:12 PM) : 

Hang in there darlin - it's almost over.


Blogger Meribah said ... (7/28/2007 5:22 PM) : 

Try not to worry too much, Dixie. Matt's a big boy. He'll be okay. Hugs.


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