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Friday, 18 April 2014

Word of The Week

It's Friday, so it's time for Word of The Week!  A busy week for lots of us, with kids off school, easter egg hunts, roast dinners and plenty of beautiful sunshine!  So my Word of The Week is:
Sleep
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sleep   (slēp)
n.
1.
a. A natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. During sleep the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming.
b. A period of this form of rest.
c. A state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep; unconsciousness, dormancy, hibernation, or death
(sourced here)

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Whether you're getting enough, or not; whether it is a quickie snatched while your toddler snoozes, or you get hours of it at a time; if it's good, or bad - it matters to all of us.  And so does sleep  ;)

Sleep is something that I have struggled with as long as I can remember.  When I'm low I can sleep for twenty hours a day.  Or else I go the other way and get just a couple of hours in 24.  

So this busy busy week, sleep has been a big deal.  Not just my sleep, the kids too - with the usual routine of school and home and clubs thrown out of the window, everyone is a bit unsettled.  And I'm not sure whether a weekend covered in chocolate is necessarily going to help, but I have my fingers crossed that all the excitement will wear them out, and maybe convince whichever part of my brain is working against me to cooperate - I could really do with a good long stretch ... and some sleep ;)


The Reading Residence

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7 comments:

  1. When my son started preschool is set his body time clock and it became automatic for him to do things in a certain time (Thank You Preschool!) So when its weekends and he seemed to not follow schedules I am okay as I know that when preschool starts he will go back to his school time body clock thingy. So now that we are on a holiday vacation... hes schedule is nuts! I am a bit worried but I am wishing that things will go back to normal when things are more normal =) I hope I make sense as I am sleepy really. #WOTW

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    1. Sounds tough - fingers crossed that he will settle back into the routine once he's back at preschool! You make perfect sense, and I hope you manage to get some proper sleep soon! Thanks for stopping by, and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.
      Take care,
      Lucas

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  2. Hope it does work in your favour, and you manage to exhaust them! A nice long sleep can be so very restorative x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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  3. Hope you get some sleep soon!! x

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    1. I have my fingers crossed too Kim!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Lucas

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  4. They all conked out early tonight, thank goodness! I think the chocolate eating was somehow balanced out by the egg hunt itself! Now considering an early night myself! Hour you have a good weekend Jocelyn, take care,
    Lucas

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  5. Early nights rock! Hope you managed to make the most of it. #WoftW

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