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You guys.

Last week I declared it: sleep week. I was going to be in bed by 9:00 PM each night to catch up on all the zzzzzzzzs I’d missed recently.

Did that happen?

Yes, once. And I was all like: woah … I am well-rested.

The other nights? The last month?

The flu. A book newsletter. Babies. The election. Babies. Harvest. Strange accidentally set alarm clocks at 4:37 AM.

The night of the election, I was in bed by ten … one hour past my oddly-set goal.

At 1:15 or so J.D. randomly cried out for a moment, only enough to wake my mom ears. Then, I saw Hillary’s guy tell everyone to go home.

At 2:00 J.D. cried out more loudly and began waking sissy. Daddy returned the pacifier and rocked him while I watched the acceptance speech live.

What an election hangover I still have, up from 1 to 3!

All of the above randomness of recent is adding up to surprising sleep deprivation so late in the game of these newborn days.

He’s sleeping pretty good. Great even.

What is happening? I’m still so tired.

I need a sleep log or something by my bedside table.

I swear every night it’s a new and totally random reason.

I want to tell you a different story besides the dull, worn out song: I’m such a tired mom.

But, that’s all I’ve got.

I’m tired. I’m a mom. It’s November. (I think.)

I’m still making coffee.

Lord, I need a new song. Bring on winter. Bring on sleep week.

Let’s stay home. Let’s hibernate.



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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!