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You know you’re tired when…


… you wake up to the alarm at 5:30am and forget what it means and what you’re supposed to do about it.

… the phone rings on your bedside table and you answer your remote control and can’t figure out why it won’t stop ringing. (I watched my ex do this.)

… you don’t realize until you go to put the tea cozy on the milk that you put the teapot full of steaming hot steeping tea in the fridge.

The last I did years ago, the first was just this morning. What notable things have you done or seen when exhaustion sabotaged your poor, defenseless brain cells?

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

27 thoughts on “You know you’re tired when…

  1. Haha…I can relate ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I’m tired when I wear different earrings to school and shoes, have worn a different shoe on each foot and only realised when a (sniggering) student pointed it out!


    • Times like that you really have to laugh at yourself, don’t you? Especially if you have to spend the rest of the day wearing them. ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for sharing, Lee-Anne ๐Ÿ™‚


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  3. Did the increased melatonin work?


    • He only got up once last night, at 2:30. He tapped me on the shoulder, I pointed to his room, he went back to bed and I fell asleep listening to him call me. He must have given up because I found him sleeping in the right place when I got up. Not perfect, but an improvement. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Walk the dogs and forget the leashes.


  5. My years with little ones were often like that. The worst, and most frequent thing I did when I was exhausted, was to put a plate of food in the microwave for my lunch. Then, at night, as I went to heat peas, or the following morning, to heat oatmeal, I would find the plate of lunch I never did eat. Oy.


  6. It sounds like you had some fun ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have done a lot too, the last I did was few days ago. I walked outside with the dog and found that something was strange. I forgot my glasses…..


  7. Nearly left the house with PJ top on because I forgot to put a shirt on when getting dressed. Also I have woken up thinking its ‘Yay Saturday!’ Then realised it was only Monday… On another occasion I put orange juice in my cereal whilst my sister had put apple juice in her tea rather than milk which I poured onto my plate for some reason… THAT was a bad day ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. I once put the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard. Luckily I realized it shortly after. Oh well, at least it wasn’t ice cream…


  9. I’m sure I have many, but the first thing that comes to mind is pouring coffee in my mug while the mug was upside down. Then trying to figure out wth…..


    • Oh yes, the things I’ve done with coffee! It’s bound to happen, because that’s the first thing I go for in the morning. Most recently I poured it into my son’s juice glass, which was sitting beside my mug. haha
      I hope you didn’t scald yourself!


  10. Always going up the stairs and thinking now what the hell did I come up here for?


  11. I once got up, dressed, etc. and made it to my car before I realized I didn’t work that day. At least I didn’t make it to work first!


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