Wow. I’ve posted a lot of junk to the site this week (you know, like all the email forwards, yahoo news, etc – all I said I wouldn’t post anymore…ha!). I’d clean it off, but then that takes too much effort.

I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday. It feels like … I don’t know – I’m just tired. I haven’t been sleeping well. Last night while I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep I actually caught myself tapping my toes at a high rate of speed while I was impatiently waiting to go to sleep. Is that oxymoronic? I’m feeling stressed again I guess.

Tonight I’ve purposed to not drink any caffeine after 7pm and to be in bed by 10:30 at the latest. Maybe that will help. Maybe I’m going to bed too late, too many nights in a row. On Friday night I drank something from Starbucks at 10pm….and was up until 3am. Then, I pulled an all-nighter last Saturday night at Jeanette’s. We were up until SIX AM! Finally I had to give in and lay down. The caffeine from our specialty coffee and the sugar from my Magic Cookie Bars (and all the goodies Jeanette laid out for us!) finally wore out. I slept from 6-8:45am, got up, ate more junk for breakfast and then headed home and we went straight to work on the storage shed. By 1pm I was a zombie and went to lay down. Slept until 4, and then got up and got ready to go meet Grafted Branch for a GIRLS NIGHT OUT. (That’s an inside joke – which will be revealed to everyone when I blog about what it was we actually spent the night doing!) But that means that Sunday night I was up until 1am.

Last night I was so energized. I just couldn’t get to sleep. I knew I needed to be in bed. I could feel that my body wanted to go to sleep – but I couldn’t get my mind to just RELAX. I was thinking a thousand thoughts a minute. I actually had to tell myself, “No, you are not going to get out of bed at 1:15am and google that.”

Monday was just emotionally draining. Tuesday I think I spent the whole day on the phone between Jeanette and my Pastor. And today I had great plans to clean the house – but YAWN – that didn’t happen. Oh well.

I don’t really know what the point of this post is.

How do you “destress”? Is there anyway to filter out stress and just live a stress-free life? I’d really like to know how to do that. I don’t mean I’d like to find a way to COPE with stress – I just want a way to filter it out of my psyche all together. Anyone have any tips?

A friend recently asked me how I deal with a certain someone. I said, “Like this!” and I put my hands over my ears, bent my head towards the ground, closed my eyes and said, “Denial! Denial! Denial!” We both were laughing really hard. It was really funny….but Oh…so…true……

Why is denial a bad thing?

Sean says it can be a good coping mechanism. I agree 100%.

By the way – I think I’m in love with PF Chang. Sorry Royce.