Monday, August 11, 2008

Weekend Wrap-up

I had a rather nice, relaxing weekend. Grilling with family, farmer's market, dog walk, Olympics watching, and a lovely walk around the lake at Second Home Nature Center. I also took a lengthy nap Saturday afternoon, during which I unfortunately missed most of the coverage of the men's road race. Boo hiss. I did, however, wake up in time to see the last kilometer or so. (As a bit of an aside, I wish we used kilometers here in the states.)

As the weekend approaches each week I imagine doing all sorts of fun and exciting things, but the reality is that I'm so exhausted I can barely manage to stay awake. I had to fight to not nap yesterday afternoon out of fear that I wouldn't be able to fall asleep until late. As it was I didn't go to sleep until after 11:30 last night, which is darn late when I get up at 5:20. I need closer to 8-9 hours of sleep. I always assume that everyone is running around in the same state of total exhaustion. Am I wrong? And if I'm right, then something is terribly wrong with our society. I actually had to sit and rest during my walk around the lake. A formerly unheard of act. This is going to be a long day. If you hear snoring, please ignore it.

4 comments:

Electronic Goose said...

Your weekend sounds lovely.

At this point, exhaustion is a constant for me, but I'd say normally I feel more rested than you sound. It seems like you have a lot on your plate this year.

Are you addicted to caffeine, then?

coffeypot said...

Different bodies need different lengths of rest. I get around four hours sleep a night, going to bed between 2a.m and 3a.m. But I do take a nap during the day. I'm not sure if its the way we were brought up or just the way we 'trained' our bodys. I know that I always like being up during the night. That sees to be when things happen. Just saying...

Smellyann said...

Can I just say, I love your little nicknames for places and people?

My optimum, I believe, is 10 hours a night! So yeah, I'm always exhausted. I feel guilty about that, since I don't work, but there it is.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I know I'm exhausted but I don't sleep well.

When we got back from the Dream Cruise today, BB fell asleep on the couch and I prodded him to get up and lie down in bed for a nap. He's there still.

And PB falls asleep at the drop of a hat, in any car ride, even if it's only 5 minutes.