Saturday, September 10, 2011

Up with the chickens...

It's 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. At 1:58 a.m. I woke, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, as they say. I didn't know what time it was, having left my cell phone, which serves as my alarm clock, in the kitchen the night before. I had intended to sleep in--to sleep until I woke up.

I had no clue that would be 1:58 a.m. As I stumbled into the kitchen ready to start the coffee maker, I glanced at the kitchen clock. Groan. I knew it was early, it was still dark outside, but I had figured it was maybe something like 5:30. Noooooo...  Not me, not lately.

My sleep habits lately have run amok. Not sure why, I thought I had finally nipped that in the bud, since I'd started back to work full-time. Admittedly, I had fallen into some bad sleep habits the year-and-a-half I had worked from home. It hadn't mattered then.

I think it sort of matters now.

So, at 1:59 a.m. I decided there was nothing to do about it but go with it. I brewed the coffee, fixed some breakfast, and watched a little of the Weather Channel rehash the hurricane Irene story. Then a little of some comedy sketch. Then I decided to clean my office.

A good thing. I cleared some boxes, dumped some conference bags with conference goodies long forgotten, sorted some things. I can now open my office closet door without fear of items falling off shelves. Progress. Maybe rising early isn't so bad.

Now, what else can I do?

Blog? Well, okay. I should do that. I've not done that in a while. After all, I'm on my second cup of coffee already. So here you go, a blog. Random as it is.

Write? Perhaps I should do that, too. After all, I do have a deadline, and now that I've cleared the cobwebs from the office, perhaps I can continue to clear them from my head and work on finishing up the latest story.

All right. So there is the plan. It's now 4:39 a.m. Here is wishing you a Saturday morning of sleeping in, but just in case you're up like me, I hope you are productive.

I'm off. Talk soon.


Magdalena Scott said...

Yeesh. Sometimes this happens to me, too, except I usually don't "go with it"--I try to force sleep on myself instead. Maybe next time I'll blog. :)

Happy weekend, Maddie!

jeff7salter said...

I sometimes awaken at similar very early hours, but usually I can eventually go back to sleep.
But I almost never get up to stay up ... when it's that early.

Maddie James said...

Hi Magdalena!

Jeff, I usually do that, too, but today I was wide awake. Of course, my strategy backfired because by 7:30 a.m. I was nodding off and went back to bed. I slept until 1:15. This is not good! Of course, I had already eaten both breakfast and lunch by that point, so at least those tasks were over.

Gah. I'm counting on you guys to please keep me awake the rest of the day. I am so discombulated!

jeff7salter said...

I wasn't much help ... I just got up from a 50 min. nap!

Nicole Pyles said...

I hope your writing went well! I always like the idea of waking up early but I can't ever get to it!

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