Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sleep's Overrated

Those of you who know me, or been following for a while, know that I'm a bit of a night owl. I've been known to stay up until 3 or 4 A.M. working on this or that, a new wip, some revisions, reading a good book, whatev.

But guess what? For the last week or so, I've actually been SLEEPING! I know, right? Crazy! What is this world coming to? Break out the 72-hour emergency kits, because something big is a-comin'.

Just kidding.
So yeah, I haven't slept much for the last couple years, and I've been fine functioning on something around to 3-4 hours of sleep a night, if that. I've gotten so much done in those hours when the everyone in the world (on this side of the planet anyway) is resting their pretty little heads.

Now I'm torn. I'm sleeping more and it feels great! But then, I think about the 3-4 hours of time I used to do things, like write, read and revise. With a full time day job, 2 little kidlets and a husband who works more than full time most weeks, I'm sorta hoping my body will decide that 6-8 hours of sleep is totally overrated and let me get my extra ME time back.

While I mentally wander off to decide what to do about this issue I've decided is Over-Sleepage, I wish the rest of you 

P.S. I noticed I had a few new followers , so I thought I'd start by saying, welcome to my humble abode. I can be random at times, but I make up for it in Hello Kitty cupcakes.


Jen said...

Oh my gosh I am so loving the Hello Kitty cupcakes, I can already tell they make everything better!

As for the 3-4 hours of sleep I don't know how you did it, but I would love to do that and have extra time on my hands! I love my sleep though!

Elana Johnson said...

Oh my heck! Those cupcakes are perfect for you!

And I'm glad you're getting a little bit more sleep. :)

Brodi Ashton said...

hee hee. I love the random cupcakes part. I, too, wrassle with the whole sleep issue. I wish I had an answer for you...

lotusgirl said...

Sleep is definitely overrated, but I love mine. Hope you get yours worked out.

The cupcakes are adorable. I love the eyepatch.

WindyA said...

Jen - I so totally miss all those extra hours I had!

Elana - Arrrgh!

Brodi - I'm not sure if sleep is my ally or my enemy at this point. :)

Lotusgirl - Cute cupcakes always taste better!

L.T. Elliot said...

Oh! Can I have the one with the eyepatch? =]

I hear you about the sleep thing. I'm totally a night owl but while my computer was at the hospital this last week, I had NO IDEA what to do with myself!

Dominique said...

My friends and I used to say "sleep is for the weak." But even we noticed that if you go too long without some sleep, you start to get a little cracked. And, then, you know, you'll chase your buddy down the hallway screaming like a banshee because they drank your coffee. Not that a person would do that but... What I'm saying is, getting enough sleep is important. Just make sure you know how much you really need.