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I am a seven hour sleeper.  That’s my minimum.  Anything under seven and I get headaches and feel loopy and unproductive.  Lately I’ve been having trouble under eight hours.  I’m just tired all of the time.  I think it’s because I’m doing that thing where you wake up a couple of times a night, stress thing right?.  I also have two different dogs that keep waking me up at night.  One of them is 15 years old with a heart murmur and tumors, so I try really hard not to yell at her. 

I’ve been getting more and more tired lately.  I took the week off.  Last night I fell asleep before ten o’clock.  I woke up two or three times during the night due to me, dogs, and my husband getting up for work, but then I fell back asleep.  I woke up this morning due to my natural rhythms rather than outside influences and it was eight thirty.  Ten and a half hours of sleep.  Yikes. 

I have so many things I want to do with my time this week and I’m trying to not regret the time wasted in sleep.  After I woke up I had a few panicked moments.  I thought of so many different things I should leap up and do.  Then instead I got up, made a cup of coffee and curled up in bed to watch latest nights episode of The Walking Dead.  (The dude from The Truman Show who played the best friend  (I think he’s been a best friend in about 100 movies) is really good on The Walking Dead.  So today is about rolling with the flow.  I think I am going to have to make some changes soon to feel better about my days all of the time.

Truman Show friend guy just died a spectacular death.  I really like this show so it will be gone soon I’m sure. 

Okay, show is done, cup of coffee number one is done.  Time to get up!  I think my plan will be to have cup of coffee number two while riding my bike.  Three hours late, but that’s okay, right?  At least we’re not Zombies.

Comments on: "A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb" (0)

  1. Sure glad I can’t remember who you’re talking about in Walking Dead I’d be kicking some arse. I was just thinking about you being on vacation and thinking you should go and discover the library, why this came to me I don’t know. 

  2. I don’t even know what to say…I connected on so many levels….

  3. @Ninasusan – I think that’s why you and I connected so easily.  We share a lot of the same personality traits.  I remember being astounded that first time I met you about the things that were coming out of my mouth.  I was just so comfortable, so quickly.  You know, I feel the same way about Mary Beth.  I wonder why.  The three of us lead very different lives, but I’m totally comfortable talking about more than I should with both of you.

  4. Sleep must be the thing these days. I am always so jealous of the people I know who claim to get by on 4 hours of sleep, although I do think I might use those extra hours to catch up on reality television. But maybe that’s what we need.

  5. @amacampbell –   I do love the reality TV. 🙂  I can not imagine how wonderful it would be to wake up after four hours refreshed and ready to go.

  6. @tracy – @Ninasusan – I feel the same way about both of you.  Can you imagine if we all lived in the same city?  Haha!You do sound stressed.  I hope you can let it go and really catch up this week.

  7. I always feel the need to sleep more in the winter. My boyfriend is really enjoying The Walking Dead, but I did not catch it from the beginning of the season. Maybe I’ll catch up while he’s out of town on medical rotation. Coffee is wonderful and makes my mornings much happier. It makes me bubbly and competent-sounding at work.

  8. My body clock is still using old time, so I’m awake at 5Am instead of 6Am. Bah humbug! Then I wake up a couple of times in the nite.  I like the idea of going with the flow!  It will be good for you.

  9. Hey… I know how you feel.. but getting rest is doing something.  Sometimes you just gotta catch up on it.  

  10. I need to sleep 7 or 8 hours too. Ever since i was a kid, if I didn’t get enough sleep i would either be loopy and often nauseas..nasaus? naseaus? wth!–see, I stayed up too late last night. ugh!Anyway take some of this time to renew, you don’t have to “accomplish” a lot to accomplish a lot! There’s a quote that says something like “Time spent doing things you enjoy is never wasted”  Enjoy!

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