Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New day, sorta new start

This is going to be a three-day post, but it's all related.

Monday, Sept. 17th: A Time to Honestly Hate Numbers

The number of cars on the road during my commute, for example, is excellent for hating. It means I need to leave the house between 5:45 and 6am to make sure I'm at work on time--instead of 6 and 6:30am, which is what I am used to doing but now causes me to be late.

So working off the new departure time, I need to wake up at 3:30am. The earlies I can go to bed is 9:30pm. That's six hours of sleep. Just six hours of sleep. Which is probably more than I got last night, but will it be enough to keep going on?

*Bleaugh* Lack of sleep and running late didn't start a wonderful day. Now Robert Jordan is dead, and I'm still reading for class. *Bleaugh*

Tuesday: Sept. 18th:

Crawled into bed at 9:30pm and actually made the 3:30am wake-up time. Made up most of my workout from yesterday. No chores, and I still didn't manage to leave the house on time.

It's a work in progress.

I started using Joe's Goals this morning, partially what slowed me down. But I think I'm going to like the system. I just wonder--stastically speaking--if I should have the same number negative goals as positive goals. Unless the measure of achievement is keeping the graph above the baseline of 0.

The new wake-up time and new leave time is thanks to me looking at the times and realizing the old time weren't working. I just hope six hours is enough sleep time.

Maybe I should sleep in my workout clothes.

Wednesday, Sept. 19th: Why is my cat able to better adjust to a change in sleep schedules? I hit the snooze alarm because I can't face the morning yet. Mustard jumps way too close to my face. I'm trying to ignore the alarm clock in the living room and there is a purring cat in my other ear. Now yesterday, I couldn't touch him for daring to wake him up so early.

I have to stop playing with my new toy in the morning too. I finally own a mp3 player now, but getting the music loaded and organized has a learning curve. First time I tried on Saturday, I ended up deleting everything I had just uploaded. So I've been taking it slower since then. But My Music folder on the hard drive is a disorganized mess: too many song files renamed and the songs duplicated, too many files downloaded through Napster and thanks to my computer crashing in the middle of trying to buy them legally won't play, stuff like that. I hoping to get it all cleaned up.

Of course, Gulf disturbance means that goes on hold while I backup more important information--like the entire hard drive. Well, I needed to do it anyway.

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The BookWorm

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MerylF said...

Women need a minimum of 7 hours sleep a day, or so they say. You could do things like shower and make breakfast at night, so you just have to get up, dress and go in the morning. Hubs and I take bircher muesli to work and eat at our desks.

6 hours sleep is not enough, especially if you are trying to get healthy. You are going to burn out again.

KLCtheBookWorm said...

What part of I get home at 9pm was unclear?

That is walking the door from supper after classes, after yoga classes and showers, when Flash Gordon goes off on Fridays.

If I COULD do things at night I WOULD.

I eat breakfast at work, but I have to pack it along with lunch. Yes, I'm trying to work on the have everything ready to go before going to bed protocol, but JESUS! Only so many changes I can make at a time. Only so many I can think of at a time.

Eventually laundry, dishes, vacuuming have to be done. So far what I have is on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I don't lift iron.