Friday, October 13, 2006


I was going to post this morning, but I was so tired, I kept forgetting! I now know how spoiled I was being at home for 9 months not having to work. Not that I didn't know I was spoiled, but I am talking specifically about SLEEPING.

I slept how I wanted during that time. I tended towards getting up around 10-ish and going to bed around 2-3 ish. Once we got the puppy though, I would get up around 8 or 9, take her out to do her business, then come back in and try to get back to sleep and I would get out of bed around noon. I would not be sleeping the whole time, not after getting up, walking the dog, eating breakfast and trying to get the pup to settle back down to sleep more. So I would sleep maybe about 1 1/2 hrs more. But I was probably getting 8-10 hours a night on a consistent basis. SPOILED!!! That really is the ideal amount of sleep for me. Not 10 hours EVERY NIGHT, but about 8 solid hours a night and I would be a happy camper.

Well, since I have been working again, getting up earlier every day is hard. That has always been the case for me, I'm not a morning person (never have been, probably never will be.) But since I feel more awake at night, I never get to bed until like 12:00 or 1:00 am. The alarm goes off at 6:50 am (and that will have to be earlier in the winter since parking is ON THE STREET) and so I get maybe 6 1/2 to 7 hours if I am lucky. NOT enough. I end up dragging for half the day. Even worse if I am not able to get breakfast worked in.

Going to bed earlier is the only solution, but it's so hard to actually DO, with checking e-mail and my dog being awake and stuff to do at home at night, and cooking dinner.....I never get to bed until late. *sigh* I just have to DO it. Blah.


Ben said...

Welcome to the working world! Unless you decide to become independantly wealthy and manage to succeed with that decision, early to bed early to rise. Sucks but it's reality.

Willow said...

I know.