To Sleep perchance to… Sleep

Posted on | July 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

I need sleep.

Like yesterday.

This move has taken every sleep “skill” that J had (and lets face it… he didn’t have many) and thrown them into a fiery pit of despair. He wakes up every hour. Sometimes twice an hour. And lest you tell me to Sleep Train, or Sleep Shuffle, or Cry it Out… let me assure you that everything that can be done HAS been done. Twice. And the fact of the matter is, I am tired of trying. I am getting used to not sleeping. It’s easier to not sleep than to shuffle and train and all that other nuttiness.

The problem, though, is that lack of sleep makes me… dangerous. Not in a loaded fire arm kind of way, but in a total lack of understanding of basic human truths kind of way. For example, as mentioned yesterday, I am in Atlanta. This is not exactly interesting news but what was interesting was the moment at precisely 1:02 pm, when Husband popped the trunk in the parking lot of my office. That was the moment I looked through my bag for a hair brush and some powder to make myself presentable for the office. That was also the moment that it occurred to me that my hair brush, hair dryer, make up, tooth brush, tooth paste, and yeah, deodorant, were all stacked neatly on the bathroom counter. In Savannah.

So in my sleep-deprived state I decided that I should buy new make up and toiletries. That’s not a bad decision, trust me. I don’t pull off the “No make up” look very well. I look like Marla Hooch after a three-day bender. And I have to brush my teeth. I can’t even imagine what people at the firm would think if I showed up all fuzzy-toothed and smelling of baby piss. No, purchasing new items was not a bad decision. What WAS a bad decision was deciding to purchase them at… Lenox Mall. And in particular… at Sephora.

Oh Sephora. How I loathe and love thee. I spent so much money there that my wallet shriveled up and pickled itself. I justified it all with a very intelligent “I have a new job and need nice things.” Um… no. I have a mortgage and a rent to pay. I have an almost one year old son. I have… a real problem. I can’t take the stuff back. I tried. I tried to convince myself to take back everything but the basics but I just couldn’t do it. My feet would not walk back in that store. Ultimately, this is probably a good thing if it continues, but for now? I just put more charges on my credit card. For stupid Laura Mercier make up. Who does that B think she is, anyway?? What makes her so much pricier than Maybelline? At least Maybelline has a song about her.

I’m worried about my sanity. I’m worried about my bank statement. If I don’t get sleep soon I’m probably going to hit up Nordstrom. And maybe some fancy shoe store. Oh God shoes. I haven’t bought a pair of shoes anywhere other than Target since… Clinton was president. And someone else was paying.

Here’s hoping I either get some sleep tonight or that the lotto fairy arrives while I’m rocking J and leaves me a cool million to satisfy my purchase frenzy.

If YOU feel like getting your Spend on, think about this… just $5.00 spent today could net you one awesome prize! It could also be the $5.00 that actually makes a difference in the lives of Drew and Trent Grady. How’s that for retail therapy?

Comments

6 Responses to “To Sleep perchance to… Sleep”

  1. Ashley
    July 29th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    The whole shopping issue..that is so me sometimes! haha A little retail therapy never hurt anyone!

  2. Rachel B.
    July 29th, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    I have to stay away from Lenox. I could literally spend two months' salary on a whim in that place. Especially now that Fendi is setting up shop there. Atlantic Station seems to get me in less trouble.

  3. Rebekah @ Mom-In-A-Million
    July 29th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I want to go to Sephora! ::sob!:: It was my favorite before I had a baby and started paying a king's ransom for daycare.

  4. Eliza
    July 29th, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    I love Sephora, but it is a truly dangerous place. You have to be on your A game when you go in there, lest you not be able to resist the temptations of over-priced beauty products. But here's the thing, I myself love over-priced beauty products. They make me feel and look fabulous…..and that my friend, is worth it's weight in gold. You deserve a little pampering for your supermom status. You've moved, not slept, gotten a new job, and still manage to be amazing! You deserve a little Laura Mercier!

  5. ~*Jess*~
    July 29th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    haha awesome!

  6. Keeping Up With Kaegan
    July 29th, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    Sephora is pure torture! Great post, hope you get some rest soon.

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