Burnt Out

I’m feeling pretty burnt out right now. Things sort of came to a head today while I was at work. Just one too many things piling up. I broke down while talking to a co-worker and between feeling completely emotionally drained and exhausted from one too many nights with less than 4 hours of sleep, I decided to throw in the towel.

I came home and slept for 3 hours straight and woke up feeling marginally better.

Huge gray clouds had piled up on the horizon while I napped and the wind whipped the sky and the heads of the trees into a frenzy of boiling black with leaves flying everywhere. My hair danced crazily around my head as I walked down to the corner where a friend picked me up to help me get the kids from their dual daycares.

The air felt as wild and unsettled as I feel inside, storm-tossed and restless.

My vacation time can’t come soon enough.

The kids must have been set off by the shift in the weather too. Julien hadn’t napped and Vic was alternating between sleepy and listless and bouncing off the walls. It’s been a long evening getting them down to bed, but they’re asleep at last and I’m right behind them.