Tuesday, October 30


The time is actually 12:25 a.m. (Blogger always records the time a couple hours behind) And yes, I am awake and thriving. What is up with my stupid self? I should have gone to bed at 10:00 like any sane parent should. I didn't go to bed last night 'til 1:45 a.m. and am sleep-deprived already. I have always been a night owl, and I am worse when Jim is out of town. (Yes, he is out of town again. Can we say 5 weeks in a row?) I don't know if I stay up because I finally have time to myself without needy kids or a horny husband, or if I'm just hard-wired to stay up late. Whatever it is, it's beginning to take it's toll on me.

My late-night ways used to not be a problem when I could sleep in and be lazy all day. But now that I'm working and have to be up and ready by 7:30 (6:00 if I want to work out-ha,ha!) to start the morning with my kids before work in the afternoon, I'm having a harder time staying bright-eyed when the late afternoon rolls in and I'm staring at a computer editing nuclear engineer manuals. It's also not good for trying to lose weight!

Several factors weigh (ha,ha again) in: When Jim is gone, I don't feel like cooking healthy for picky kids who won't eat it. I usually just eat the kids mac & cheese, peanut butter, McDonalds, and whatever else is fast and easy. I also have been taking a Dr. Pepper and Milk Duds to work to help ward off the afternoon drowsiness (I have to admit-some days I just want to crawl under my desk so no one will see me and take a quick nap). And then there is the late night snacking while I catch up on the DVR recordings of Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, and Desperate Housewives. Can you imagine how this can quickly turn out of control? Luckily, I've only gained 2 pounds over the last few weeks but if I don't stop now, 2 pounds will turn into 30. Help!!! I need inspiration. I need motivation. I need calorie-free pop that tastes good and keeps me awake. I need a few more hours in the day. I need more sleep.......... Excuse me while I go crawl in to bed and lay there for another 30 minutes until I drift off. It is now 12:45! Do you ever wonder if it would be better to just stay up all night and clean your house. Think sleepy thoughts, Christine. Think sleepy thoughts. Goodnight!

1 comment:

Tommy and Gina said...

Hey Christine... Ya, It's 4:06am! This is what I do every morning from 3:00 til about 5:00ish. It sucks being pregnant and not being able to get comfortable enough to fall asleep when your TIRED! I love all your recent posts! Looks like you have had some fun Halloween festivities! Chow, Gina