Steel plates ahead

I’ll keep this short and sweet because … well, that’s all I can do right now.  

I’ve left work the last few days/nights not just physically tired, but mentally vacant. Not a good look.  It’s like all reason and power have been drained from my brain.  My prayers have boiled down to the rudimentary “Lord, help me.” 

My mother has a name for it:  brain overload.  I call it “steel plates ahead.”  Like the sign construction crews put up when repairs are in progress and they don’t want folks to drive/walk/cycle into the huge hole the plates cover.

I just checked my Facebook page and my girl Fab seems to be in the same predicament.  Her status:  “I have so much on my mind that I am drawing a big BLANK!  Overload!”

The funny thing is that I use the term “steel plates ahead” to describe those dear souls who seem to be one or two fries short of a Happy Meal … all the time.  Those who aren’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.

Friends, I am feeling today like one of them!

Be careful what you give the side-eye to…

How do you handle a “steel plates ahead” frame of mind?  What gets you through that vacuous time?


  1. Unfortunately, I know the feeling. I always imagine that a good nap will clear the fog, but with 2 young children and a busy career, who has time for a nap! Then I imagine the running will help, but unless I run at 5am when my mind is clearest, I don’t have time for that either. The reality is that I just grind through, all the while saying, like you, Lord help me.

  2. I have definitely bee there before. The only thing that I can do in times like those is to pray for clarity and try to get away someplace where I can renew and recharge my mind.
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  3. A long hot bath while listening to Pandora or Grooveshark via earbuds soothes me when I have those times. Watching one of “my shows” alone helps too. Thank you for linking up to Traffic Jam Weekend!
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