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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



Spring is always a crazy time of the year for me. It means long hours at work and very little else except the ultimate necessities taking place. I totaled up the hours of actual sleep I got last week and came up with about the average time a part time employee puts in over a week. As with everything in life, I’ve tried to see the bright side of this and have learned a few things while not getting much sleep.

  1. Everything becomes funny. Things that aren’t really funny become a crisis.

  2. During conversations you start to repeat things because you can’t remember if you already did.

  3. It is very important to double check your lunch box before you leave the house. One day last week I opened it in the middle of the day to find that I had put the sandwich in the refrigerator door and brought the bottle of mustard instead.

  4. You tend to forget things…like getting your column done, wearing underwear and something else..but I’m not sure what.

  5. When you are hungry in the middle of the day, mustard on Doritos just really doesn’t cut it.

  6. There comes a point where you can’t get to sleep at night because you are over tired. It is super irritating to lay in bed, exhausted and sore, not being able to fall asleep. At this point you’re angry about counting sheep, and those wool pants your Mom made you wear in second grade.

  7. You start to wonder what stores are open after 9 p.m. at night so you can get some supper in your belly before you drive home and go to bed.

  8. During conversations you start to repeat things because you can’t remember if you already did.

  9. There are no magic fairies and laundry does not wash itself. This also goes for any chores that need to be done.

  10. Only food that can be eaten without being cooked seems to work best. Thank God for cereal.

  11. Grass grows regardless of the fact that you have no time to mow it.

  12. You get irritated at the smallest things, especially anyone in a vehicle in front of you at the McDonald’s drive through.

  13. Finally I’ve learned that in the end, the long days are worth it and that the best thing to do is to pace yourself, try not to get too wound up and sleep any chance you can get. See you next week…remember, we’re all in this together.