A Husband's Guide to : Exhaustion

In the past 2 days I have gotten a total of 3 hours of sleep.  You might now be asking yourself, "Then why is TheHusBlog writing a blog post rather than sleeping," or "Maybe is name is Jesse?"  First off I am writing this post because I am dedicated to this blog and I had something very interesting happen that I want to document.  


Working in a technology production support environment sometimes means that things go wrong and you cannot leave until they are fixed.  That situation cropped up on Thursday.  I started work at 7.00am Thursday morning and I did not leave work until 6.00am Friday morning.  Unfortunately, me and my team still had a bunch of work to do on Friday so we all went home, slept until 9.00 am and started work again (from home).  There is the three hours.  

Some people get cranky when they are tired, I get goofy.  I tend to crack stupid jokes and laugh myself silly.  But the other thing that happens is sub-consciously all the energy I use to worry about things, over think situations, and plan my every action gets redirected to critical thinking and making sure I walk without hitting walls.  

The result of this energy shift is that I go from being a Type-A need to be in control person to a Type-B go with the flow cause it could be cool person.  So when I finished up with work the wife asked me if I wanted to see a movie.  I said yes without thinking about the pros and cons or worrying about if there was even a movie that I wanted to see.  Then we tried a new restaurant, did some shopping at the mall and then some grocery shopping.  All of these activities I just agreed to because we were already having a good time.  Now I am completely exhausted write (so exhausted I am using puns without realizing it) now as I write this but I wanted to capture the effects of that exhaustion.

TheHusBlog Definition Pause : Things I Normally Think of That I Don't When I am Exhausted
  • Is this going to be a hassle?
  • What am I going to get out of this?
  • But I want to do what I want to do?
  • I don't think this is going to be fun?
  • What time will we get home?
  • How much is this going to cost?
  • Can we afford this?
I am not saying you need to get to exhaustion to make your spouse happy, or that you should never ask the above questions.  Instead I am just pointing out that going with the flow is good for your marriage.  Sure sometimes it is important to take control and take care of yourself.  But not all the time.  

Sometimes just going with the flow is best thing for you and your spouse.

-TheHusBlog, now I am going to set this to post and get some sleep.

2 Response to "A Husband's Guide to : Exhaustion"

  1. Andrea says:

    Glad you had fun! An interesting take on exhaustion...certainly more positive than I usually am when in such a state!

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