Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sleep, Schedules, and Lots of Laughter


Here's the situation:

I wake up at 5am to start getting ready for work. Originally I was scheduled to start at 7am, which has now become 6:45am...so in order to make sure I'm there on time, I like to show up at 6:35am! I leave the house at 6:20am, the absolute latest (a 15 minute commute isn't bad at all!!!).

Because of my early rise, ideally, I like to start getting ready for bed around 8:30pm (gotta get my 8 hrs!). Well, at the latest, Derek can get home at 7pm...which means a late dinner, maybe time for a tv show, and BOOM...I start panicking, needing to get ready for bed.

Since we've learned to compromise, Derek sacrifices by going to bed a little earlier, and I stretch my time and stay up a little later. At the earliest, I'm in bed at 9:30pm; at the latest- 10:30pm.

No mater how early I go to bed, waking up at 5:00am is rough!!! Some mornings I let myself sleep in until 5:20am, get ready really fast, and hop back in bed for a few minutes before the alarm goes off for Derek to wake up and for me to leave.

Well, yesterday I took a good nap after getting home from work AND, I fell asleep pretty early!!! I went to lay down and read while Derek cleaned up dinner (I do all the cooking, so he does all the dishes...it's a GREAT set-up!!!)...and I was out just before 8:30pm!!!

This morning I woke up with a song called Sleep stuck in my head. It's a catchy tune by Riley Armstrong and has described my week!


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Lyrics to Sleep
:
looking straight at the light
it never used to be that bright last night
but it's a new day with fuzz in my eyes
alarm is still ringing when I open the blinds
how do these people do it?
they are like driving around like there's nothing to it
I imagine it's the medication their on
or probably just the coffee but
one thing is certain in life
and that is today I'm going to eat cereal
yeah, today I'm going to eat cereal
I mean come on let's get our priorities straight
but before I know it I'm out the door late
just trying to catch some rat or some race
or something I'm not quite sure what it is
so for now I just best keep running
and by nine AM my brain and my body
finally decide to meet
and we come to the same conclusion as yesterday
that I never get enough sleep

CHORUS:
sleep, no I never get enough
always waking up tired
sleep, no I never get enough
if I don't show up I might get fired
sleep, no I never get enough
always waking up tired
sleep, no I never get enough
if I don't show up I might get fired

they call it commuting
but I think they should call it intravenous
cause it's what I need every time I get
stuck behind a truck, just trying to turn left
just trying to turn left, why are you trying to turn left?
why don't you go park that crazy little cube van
hop in I'll drop you off or something

cause at this rate we'll both be late
but I'd rather be late than both be sitting here doing nothing
and by nine AM my brain and my body
finally decide to meet
and we come to the same conclusion as yesterday
that I never get enough sleep

BRIDGE:
sleep go on and sleep some more
sleep go on and sleep some more
[ Sleep Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]


They say that sleep is crucial to your health! I'm working on getting my schedule at work changed so Derek and I can actually spend some time together while I'm awake and alive with energy.

For now, I'm counting on laughter being the best medicine...since I do have the funniest husband alive!!!


(I LOVE this picture. It was taken on a self-timer. Derek purposefully made me laugh so hard and the picture was timed just right where you see me erupting into genuine laughter, as Derek tries to hold back his.)


Here's to getting better sleep, getting my schedule proposal approved at work, and erupting into loud, obnoxious laughter with someone you love!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute picture of you two! I love it!

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