I have never felt so tired in my life. I’ve worked what feels like 87 days in a row. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also surprisingly stressful. The stakes are high and everyone expects a lot. So stress + 14 hour days x 87 days in a row of working = Zombie Heather.

In my rare recent spare time I have managed to do some fun things. I’ve been planning Maddie’s first birthday party. We took Maddie to Disneyland’s California Adventure for a fun Halloween event. I went to another college football game where I channeled my inner Pledge Master and “hazed” my friend’s younger brother. I’m over programmed. It’s all fun stuff but when it’s all jammed in it takes its toll.

You know what would be REALLY fun? SLEEP. Spending time with my family. Putting my face in my dog’s soft fur. Catching up on TV shows and blogs and my friends’ lives.

I know these busy times will pass soon, only to be replaced by other busy things. That’s why when I can steal a moment to cuddle with my sleepy, curly-haired baby, I’m going to enjoy it for as long as I can.