no sleep, grouchy mood, it got better

I wanted to work on a project so I stayed up much later than normal.
As I lay there afterwards trying to sleep, my mind was full of things I needed to finish.
As I was finally drifting off to sleep, a big storm started brewing which meant lots of thunder.
I jolted awake and couldn’t go back to sleep.
Around 3am our power went out. Kid number 1 comes in, scared of the thunder and lightening.
Several minutes later, kid number 2 joins kid number 1 on a makeshift bed on our floor.
Around 4am kid number 3 walks in with a flashlight, he is also shaken by the thunder and lightening and unable to go back to sleep.
By 4:30 I finally have him settled on our bedroom floor on another pile of blankets.
I am finally starting to drift off to sleep, when the dog gets up and I am woken by the clang of his tail on his crate…at almost 5am.
I finally fell asleep.

7:45 Brian jolts out of bed. He is late for work. I let him know that there are 3 kids scattered around on our floor sleeping. He quickly dresses for work while I try to capture a few minutes of sleep. It didn’t last long.

It might have been a grouchy kinda day for me.

After running a few errands we met up with Brian for lunch.

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All seemed more calm and not so crazy again. Lunch was followed by coffee and other regular events of the day. Tonight, hopefully I will sleep…hopefully…

Updated: January 26, 2012 — 5:08 am

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