Last week Ellinor had her two months birthday.
This weekend my in laws and brother in law are here. It is nice to have the home full with happy people.
Friday when I got home from work, a bit earlier than usual due to more work on other days, I was struck with fatigue like coming back from a week of hard labour.
I haven’t changed jobs; I haven’t had super exhausting things going on at work. So that shouldn’t be the problem.
I have slept okay, something between seven and eight hours every night, just like I always have.
I haven’t helped more with home chores than before. Making dinner some evenings, but not even close to every. Taking care of laundry a bit or cleaning a bit, nothing out of the usual.
So why am I so dead tired?
I just have to look at the differences: I just can’t dough down in the sofa when I get home. There are diapers to change, a daughter to entertain or a wife to give some extra time too. Not big things in my mind.
Obviously my body thinks different.
I have to get into better shape to cope with it. Or get more rest. Or just learn how to deal with the fatigue.
Friday morning I went to the gym, like I do most Fridays. That’s a refreshing thing to do and since we have breakfast at work on Fridays it’s the perfect day.
I have a hard time to eat somewhat fast in the mornings, if it’s not white bread with sweet spread on it. If you didn’t know it, white bread with sweet spread isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to eat. So I eat oat porridge at home on weekdays. (Weekends I’m too much of a sweet breakfast kind of guy, so that just happens).
So I do things to keep in shape. Main thing is bicycling to work. I have the intention to go running once a week, right now it’s more like once a year. And I do some cross-country skiing, but that’s on hold until the snow comes, who knows when that is?
Okay, enough with the rambling!
I’m so happy I have Ellinor and Susanna in my life. Being more exhausted on Fridays is worth it all and a bit.