Wednesday, January 16, 2008


As I begin typing this entry, it's 10:20pm. I don't get enough sleep. Most nights, I think to myself (and Marc and I often say to each other) that we should go to sleep at a nice, early hour. 9:30 is good. It's not like there's much worth watching on TV, and we're up early most mornings.

So how often do we get to bed at 9:30? Oh, maybe once every month or two. How about 10:30? More often, but still not the majority of the time.

Most nights, it's 11pm or later, and that's just not good. I feel better when I get a good night's sleep. Plus, my diet goes better (I really have noticed a difference when I eat well and get enough sleep), and it's just healthier overall.

So why am I blogging? Well, I felt guilty for not writing anything since Sunday. That's funny, since I tell friends that the blog is for them, so they shouldn't feel an obligation to write. Yes, easier said than done.

Here I sit, blogging about not heading to bed early enough. Brilliant. I'll head up shortly. And then I'll read a book! *sigh*

I know better, and I still can't help myself. Is there a 12-step program for the sleep-deprived? In the words of Lili von Shtupp, I'm tired!


Dantallion said...

So, ask yourself what's keeping you from getting into bed at 9:30? I think it's just one of those things that you just have to make your first priority - no excuses.

Trust me when I tell you that I sympathize with you being tired. I hope you start getting some full nights and soon!

Cooper said...

Me too, Jess. Tired. My latest calculations tell me that I am on track to likely get a full night's sleep in about 18 years. Maybe.

Cincy Diva said...

Are you sick and tired of love? From below and above?

Wayne said...

I'm tired too. From work. But again, I went to be at 1:20am....

ATG said...

I'm sleepy too. I really shouldn't drink water before going to bed. Makes me get up a lot during the night. *sigh*

Jess said...

Dan: You're quite right! Of course, that sounds like you, the fit, dedicated, eats-well-and-goes-to-the-gym type. It's admirable, but I often fail in such things. But, as I said, you're right, and I will try harder.

Cooper: Well, you have a better excuse than I do. Were you this bad before fatherhood?

Cincy: Bravo! Clearly, you're well versed in the classics! ;)

Wayne: That will do it!

ATG: I do the same thing. I drink too much before bed and then have to get up in the middle of the night (or at least earlier in the morning than I planned). Not a great idea, and yet I keep doing it!