I Have 4,000 Photos to Download and All I Want To Do Is Sleep and Win Staring Contests

November 18, 2013

So I’ve been back from Australia for four days now. Four days, and I must say, while it blows my mind how much is happened since we last talked, it also just seems like five seconds have passed. And while it was great to have such a full schedule of awesomeness, it’s also really nice to have some downtime to tell you about all of it. Of course, I haven’t used any of this new time to post anything because I’ve been asleep. And staring at my kid. And then asleep again. Also staring. And sleeping.

Most of this is my fault because I haven’t done anything right that you’re supposed to do when you experience re-entry. I haven’t pushed through. Or taken melatonin to help get back to sleep at the right times. I haven’t even reset all my clocks. Oh and plus every time I turn around, this is what I find in my bed.

But honestly, I’m so sleepy, I don’t even care. And when I’m awake, I’m barely awake. But I’ve become fantastic at winning staring contests. So there’s that.

Also, I can tell you this.

Throughout these first 15 days of time traveling, thinking about gratitude, I’ve also been thinking about how we do things around here. Here’s what I said about that over on Go Mighty:

But I’ve been thinking a lot about time over the last two months. Beyond the obvious “we only have so much” element of the clock, we also have so many options now. Our brains have the opportunities to consume so many things on any given day, I’d personally like to be more selective, more curative, about what and with whom I spend my time. In other words, when I’m awake, I want to be awake. When I’m alive, I want to be alive. 

And there’s more.

Because sometimes it takes getting out of a space to see the space more clearly. Sometimes you have to travel in time to spend your time better. And sometimes you have to pummel your kid at staring contests for him to really appreciate how focused you are on seeing him.

But Jenny just sent me a link to her photos…and they are amazing. I’m going to add mine to them and share them so you can stare at the awesomeness that was and is Australia.

In the meantime, I’m giving myself one more day and taking five more naps.

See you tomorrow.

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  • Reply AwesomelyOZ November 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    There is nothing wrong with naps, enjoy them. I take one basically everyday 🙂 There is nothing better than waking up and seeing a smiling little face looking at you lovingly. My son is 6 and I’m enjoying it while he’s a mini man. Have a great one! -Iva

  • Reply Judy Woods November 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    You must really be in another time zone to beat Harry at the old staring game. How I would love to be sitting across the table in a staring game with him.

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