Monday, June 23, 2008

Tired days

...my internal time clock is re-aligning itself, and I'm exhausted. I've always been a night owl, and when nothing stopped me from natural preference, I went to bed at five. Now I have a reason to get up at six a.m., and--yeah, not happy is a good way to put it.

I am seriously not happy.

I have to "pre-set" my clothes at night, because there is no way, at six in the morning, I can see straight, much less get the brain power together to hunt down socks.

The other day someone told me how tired he was (are we all night people trying to be day?)and I gave him the "look". I go to bed at four a.m. Don't tell me how tired you are. And stop coughing on me, because I keep getting sick. All this close proximity stuff is driving me nuts.

Hopefully it'll settle down soon. I've finally hit the wall--and there's nothing left. I need to take a very long nap, veg on the Food Channel, and stuff myself with chocolate.

Tomorrow. Because I've got stuff to do.

6 comments:

Kaige said...

Ugh.I know what you mean. I feel like that during the school year when I have to get up at 6am.

I'm currently caught somewhere in the middle. We were up until 2am Sat night and I'm still feeling it.

Enjoy some chocolate for me tomorrow!

And nope... not Stephanie Meyers. =)

Jeanna said...

I hear ya too. If left unchecked I stay up longer and later. I was forcing myself to bed after 9:00 am and it kept getting worse.
I feel myself slipping a little, but now 9:00 am is late to get up, not go to bed.
Wonder what that's all about. Quieter at night to write?

Alice Audrey said...

the last several days I"ve been waking up with the phrase "I have a lot to do today" in my head, then unable to focus on any one thing. I'm getting lots more sleep than you, but not enough.

jodi said...

lol, Kaige--I thought I had it all figured out

Jeanna--I think all writers, no matter what genre, are night owls at heart. It's less distraction

Alice?? Maybe it's vitamins. I've been trying to get more B12, and it seems to keep me sorta on track, caffeine would work better, but I've been trying to pull off

Unhinged said...

Two-and-a-half hours of sleep a night is NOT enough, especially if you've been sick.

Have one of the kids hit you with a frying pan if you're still up at midnight.

Elyse said...

It doesn't help that the Puget Sound area is still having early spring weather. Not enough sun=dragging around during the day. I've had good luck with melatonin supplements, along with forcing myself to not read books into the wee morning hours. (believe me, if I had the energy that late, I'd be writing instead. :D).