December 02, 2002
Redesigning Life

Its hard to change the way life works. For me, I'm a night person. I always have been, even as a kid. I stay up late, I prefer to sleep in somewhat. Like 8am. Not really much later, though. But I have trouble sleeping much before midnight. And I mean toss and turn and stare at the walls insomniac type of trouble sleeping.

Thing is, I have to be at work earlier. I used to get there at 8:30, but I have to be there by 8am if I want to leave at 5pm. And while I don't mind working late, and in fact, often do, I can't always guarantee that I can. Because of the kids and family and responsibility and all. So that means, get to work by 8am.

Which means, in turn, more fun with the cat-herding job of getting two kids out the door early in the morning in time to be dropped off as early as humanly possible at daycare. If I can drop Dani off at 7:30 on the dot, I can maybe get to work by 7:45. Whee! But it'll never be simple, or easy.

But to that end, I'm trying to re-engineer myself. I don't expect it to work all that well, or be anything near easy. We're trying out a new cooperative schedule this week, and we'll see how it goes. We did it in reverse this morning, and I got to work by 7am and Kevin was in by 8am. The goal is normally for him to be in by 7 and me by 8. So if we can just reverse it, it should be right.

The real trick is going to be me going to bed in time to get enough sleep to be coherent the next day. *sighs* Which means trying to go to bed at 11pm. Ick.

It won't be as hard right now. I'm sick, which means I'm exhausted naturally. It helps on the whole sleep quotient thing, but doesn't really make me awake in the day anyway.

Still, in the end, it'll all work out. It always does.

Posted by Deb Atwood at December 02, 2002 10:30 PM | TrackBack
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