Sleepless Nights = No Studying

Studying has ground to a near stop. I haven’t spent any time recently on flash cards or reading mostly due to children who refuse to sleep. First it was teething, now it is illness. Though I do think most of it has to do with habit as well. Up late, sleep in late, can’t seem to get myself or the kids on a better schedule. Lately K is up until 1am or later. Feeling very drained over here.

There was a small moment in which I had a few minutes to putz around on the internet last night. I follow Gretch McCulloch’s blog “All Things Linguistics“, though I really haven’t had much of a chance to thoroughly read her posts. During my brief reprieve, I started reading “#LingComm day 1“, which led me to “A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Doge. Wow.“. The latter post makes me salivate. These are the silly things that really turn my brain on.

Right now my brain is turning off. It’s supposed to be nap time for the littlest one, and of course she isn’t napping. Probably because I’m trying to take some time to myself. I don’t know what I did in past lives to deserve this sort of special hell. If I had the opportunity, I would lie in bed all day long, slipping in and out of consciousness. I’d probably sleep more often than not. Perhaps my gluttonous consumption of sleep pre-kids is the main cause for the suffering I must endure now.

Going back to the idea of studying, after reading the above posted links, it confirmed my desire to pursue that Ph.D. I know I will continue to run into roadblocks that impede my progress, such as kid issues, but I’ll get over them and continue forward as planned. I do wonder if my initial plan to take the test in February will work out considering the lack of time and energy I have now. Plus a majority of the time, any plan I make tends to not work out at all as I had intended.

Wah wah wah. I’ll stop whining now and get to work. Or maybe I’ll take a nap.