If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I tried to write this post last night but was so exhausted that I basically transformed into one of those kids who throw tantrums when they’re tired yet deny that they’re tired (except I wasn’t denying anything). I ended up trashing what I wrote before passing out at 10:30 pm–and believe me, I wish it’d been earlier.
The 40-hour workweek is extremely taxing, especially because my job (illegally) doesn’t give 15-minute breaks. One day this week I worked 8:15 to 6:15, with one half-hour (unpaid) lunch break from 1:30-2. And I work as a camp counselor, which means that I’m constantly running and playing games and swimming and yelling and singing and dealing with loud noise and a lot of movement and multiple, simultaneous demands for my attention while expected to maintain high energy and patience. It’s completely overstimulating, and without breaks I have no chance to relax and regain my composure. I get home at the end of the day so worn out that I refuse to do anything that requires brainpower.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m going car shopping today. On the one hand, I’m excited to look at potential cars (I’m in the market for a used Subaru Outback) to take back to NY with me at the end of the summer. On the other, it’s going to be 102 degrees today, so kill me now.
If we were having coffee, I’d explain how I’ve been truly living up to the reputation of the Lazy Lambs Book Club. Started by Diana, Hannah, and Allison, I joined in this round to read A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. Today is the “deadline” and I’m only halfway done with the book due to laziness/exhaustion/other priorities. For the most part, I’m enjoying the book, but I could abandon it now and feel no separation anxiety. Have you ever felt that way about a book? I hardly ever quit books, so feeling like I should just go ahead and quit this one is a strange feeling.
Speaking of quitting, I’ll quit chattering now. If we were having coffee, it’d be your turn. What would you tell me about this week?