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Yeah, stayed up way too late watching Farscape last night.  I’m on the last episode of season 3 but had to call it quits by the opening credits.  I’m not even sure what was going on.  By then it was 1:30am.  I finally got in bed around 2am and passed out.  I didn’t even hear my husband get up for work at 3am.

Then Jack woke me at 7am (I think it was).  Five hours of sleep is not condusive to productivity.  Actually I felt pretty good this morning.  I had the chance to go back to bed.  Most mornings the kids get Jack up and get him breakfast.  They’ve been doing that on their days off (and sometimes on school days) since he was like seven months old.  But I decided I’m going to do burgers and stuff for Labor Day and knew I needed some stuff at the store.

And it’s supposed to get hot today.  My only chance to get to the store was in the morning before it heated up so me and Jack left at 8am to walk the mile to Safeway.  We did our shopping and headed home (took me 65 minutes total) and even by then I fould feel the heat rising.  It’s supposed to get up to 90 today.

So, anyway, I’m sleepy.  One 20oz bottle of Diet Coke isn’t enough to keep me awake for the day, lol.  I decided to just take it easy today so I’m typing up a story I wrote back in March (well, started in March, it’s still unfinished).  It was going well until lunch time when I had to eat and then go find the notebook I wrote the rest of it in.  Now, as I’m typing I keep screwing up every other word.  I miss letters, hit spaces in the wrong places and have to constantly go back and correct stupid mistakes.  I get totally dyslexic when I’m tired.  I think it’s time to call it quits on that project until I can get some rest.  No point in going cross-eyed typing when I’ll have to go back and fix half the story later.

Instead I think I’m going to knit (if I can concentrate on it) and catch up on Warehouse 13 (I’m 3 eps behind).  Hubby should be home in an hour and then I’ll try to sneak in a nap before I have to cook dinner at 4pm.

is it sad?

That at like 9:30pm I was debating whether or not to call it a night.  I’m 31 years old and ready for bed at 9:30pm…what’s up with that?  And I took a nap today.  Well, I tried.  I laid down around 1pm, hoping to get an hour’s sleep before the kids got home from school.

I was almost asleep when my idiot husband came in and climbed on top of me because he’s an ass and thinks it’s funny to ask me for sex every 10 minutes, even while I’m trying to sleep.  I almost busted him in the nose.  I never really fell back asleep after that.  Ten minutes later my 2 year old comes in because she just HAS to give me a kiss before she takes a nap.  Urgh.

I finally gave up getting any sleep when I heard the kids come in around 2:30.  I’ve been lagging ever since.

My eyes are so tired right now so I think my day is done.  It’s almost 10pm.  I have to go put away the food from dinner and make lunch for my 5 year old for tomorrow.  I really wanted a shower tonight but I’m just to freaking tired.  I guess I’ll take one tomorrow after my walk.

nothing random yesterday and nascar

So, I realized as I went to bed last night that I didn’t do a random thought of the day.  I was just so tired yesterday for some reason.  I got up around 10am and spent most of the day trying to stay awake.  Blah.

I did get breakfast…er, lunch for the kids.  When I got up I had to break in my dad’s new waffle iron.  So we had waffles, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, O’brien potatoes and eggs (for everyone but me–I don’t like eggs).  It was good but it wasn’t ready until after 11am, making it pretty much lunch.  Meagan wasn’t here to tell me it was actually “brunch” like she normally does.

I did stay awake for the entire nascar race yesterday.  Jimmie Johnson just couldn’t have a tire go down on the last lap could he?  My guy came in 2nd, though, so I’m happy.

Other then that nothing happened yesterday.  Meagan came home after spending 3 nights at her friend’s house and was cranky as hell (as usual).  Everytime I say no more spending the night but we always give in because one less kid to deal with is just…well, one less kid to deal with.  The house was so quiet all weekend without her screaming at everyone.

That was my whole day.  I tossed in 2 loads of laundry, had leftovers for dinner and went to bed at 9pm because I just couldn’t stay awake any longer.

random thought of the day…7.23.08

Getting too much sleep will actually make you more tired.

It’s true.  Oversleeping is just as bad as not getting enough sleep in making a person tired throughout the day.  When I was in college I used to go to bed at 10pm and not wake up until 11am and wonder why I was still so tired all the time.  I was getting enough sleep…12-13 hours a night.  Come to find out I was getting too much sleep.  After I quit school and started working full time at Wally World I was going to bed at midnight and getting up around 8am.  A nice eight hours of sleep.  Sure I was super tired in the morning and didn’t want to get up but once I got moving I felt find and was never exhausted all day long like when I was sleeping 12 hours a night.

Now with kids, during the school year, I average 5-6 hours a night.  In college I never would have thought I could survive on less then 8 hours a night but I do it most of the year now.  Now that it is summer and my husband is home all the time (he hurt his back and hasn’t worked since December) I sleep in every morning.  I go to bed at 2am and sleep until 10am or later sometimes.  I am always tired.

I need to get back into a routine where I go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up at 8am on the dot to start my day.  Yeah, who am I kidding…that will never happen becuase I like staying up late.  I don’t relax until the kids are in bed.

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