Thursday, March 27, 2008

Running on Empty

And it's all my fault.

I have a bad habit of staying up too late when my husband is away, usually watching tv or bopping around on the computer. Last night it was both (Can you say "Netflix instant viewing"?). I was up winceably late, so that even with our Easter break morning delay I got less than four hours of sleep.

I think this situation is also related to my post-Lent tendency of going crazy un-sacrificing. As in, I've eaten A LOT of sweets these past few days. A specific bedtime was also part of my Lent.

Fortunately, today should be a light day, responsibility-wise. And going SO overboard last night should make it much easier to go to bed at a decent hour tonight. Even if I stay up reading, I'll fall asleep much sooner. The key for me: not to turn on the tv or computer after the kids are in bed. Starting then always seems to spiral into extreme lateness.

Another day, another try.

3 comments:

Mom/Mimi said...

Barbie,
THIS IS YOUR MOTHER. GET MORE REST.
XO ;)

Barbara said...

In the famous (in our family, anyway) words of our collective childhood: "Uh-oh, that means I'm going to sleep!"

I will, however, refrain from the accompanying Nestea-style plunge onto the bed...

;-)

Mom/Mimi said...

I remember someone doing "the plunge" and getting a good crack on the head from the headboard. Maybe it was me.
:-)
Love,
Mom