I never would have thought that I would need a vacation after my vacation, but judging by the amount of time I’ve been sleeping since I returned, this seems to be the case. It’s as if I didn’t sleep at all while I was gone.

I’ve talked about my night owl tendencies before. I lean so far that direction, if I get to bed by 1:00, I figure I’m turning in early. I know, crazy, right?

After spending almost the entire day yesterday in town (yes, it’s all very “Little House On the Prairie”), I put my groceries away, tucked the kids into their beds, and barely had enough energy to put my pajamas on, thinking I’d read for a bit. This was 10:00 p.m., ridiculously early by my standards. I needed to take my contacts out and brush my teeth, but I was so tired, I thought, “I’ll just shut my eyes for a minute and then go do it.”

I awoke at 7 this morning when Logan burst in, excited that the kids had the day off from school and thereby unable to sleep any longer. My contacts were glued to my eyeballs and I had a nasty taste in my mouth, but do you think I got up, after 9 hours of sleep? NO. I kept on sleeping, interrupted periodically by bickering kids, loud play, questions, etc. All told, I didn’t drag my sorry carcass out of bed until just before 11 a.m.

What is the matter with me? Who needs that much sleep? I just had a business trip/vacation, for Pete’s sake.

Guess I’ll just have to try to stop feeling guilty and figure that I must have needed it, for whatever reason.

Have you ever needed a vacation after your vacation? Or just needed far more sleep than you ever thought you would need?

5 Responses to “Vacation from the vacation”

  1. Mark Kummer says:

    Hey Sarah Absolutely no reason to feel guilty!!!!! You are just finally able to relax. It is way to hard to take a vacation and just vacation. Thats probably why I have only ever gone on just one. LOL There is always just way to much to see and things that you want to do.

  2. Barb says:

    I just spent the week catching up PLUS my mom was in town so I felt like I couldn’t just focus on the catching up…I need to put my nose to the grindstone in a major way.

    b

  3. 3carnations says:

    I try to schedule vacations so there is at least one day off afterwards. I think everyone needs a vacation to recover from vacation! 🙂

  4. I think that vacationing with kids is absolutely no vacation, and sometimes the same is true for going with parents!

  5. joene says:

    Needing a vacation after a vacation is a symptom of having a good vacation.
    .-= joene´s last blog ..Missed Opportunity – A Gardening Oops (Goops) =-.

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