This week, for me, has been dedicated to helping others. I helped meet deadlines, offered tech support, and agreed to fulfil a number of last-minute, day-of requests that eventually culminated in the fact that this post has gone live on Friday, instead of Tuesday, as I had originally intended.
Last week, before the heat wave, I shared with you four goals I wanted to finish, against all odds, before today came around. Now, as promised, I’m not only sharing my results, but also the next steps I plan on taking in the ongoing effort to organise my life on very little sleep.
I feel like everyone should have a last minute, oh-we’ve-got-company-coming cake. The kind of cake that’s reassuringly undemanding, requires only one bowl, and comes together in under an hour, leaving you with your hands free to do a quick tidy or get yourself ready.
The arrival of August also seems to have coincided with my 1-year-old toddler growing, seemingly overnight, out of all of his clothes; his bodysuits suddenly don’t fit properly, his trousers are suddenly-too-short, and his tees are too tight.
What with everything going on in the world right now, including some quite unintentional but nonetheless heavily intense sleep deprivation on my part, life hasn’t felt very organised lately. In fact, I’ve been feeling rough around the edges and, actually, a little stuck.
Is there a word for “I’m extremely sleep-deprived and falling apart a little at the seams?” Asking for a friend.