my new plan

I’ve decided to get more sleep. I’ve always been pretty proud of how “well” I function on five or six hours a night. “How do you do so much?” people ask me. “Oh, I just stay up late and get up early.” Yeah, well, it’s not working out so well. I am tired. And grumpy. And things that shouldn’t bother me do. And I know that the mom sets the tone of the home for the whole family. And this family’s tone/mood/general sense of well-being hasn’t been so great lately.

Last night I fell asleep on the couch at 9:00, went to bed at 11:30, got up at 6:30. I feel wonderful. I can’t go to bed at 9 every night, but I’m shooting for 11 instead of 1a.m. So what if I don’t get as much writing done as I’d like? At least I’ll be nicer.

We had a good weekend. I’ll blog about it later as my fridge and cupboards are nearly bare. This is not an exaggeration. There are more puzzles in my cupboard than food. Off to Target and the grocery store.

I have 68 surveys so far–keep ’em coming! If you can get them to me in the next couple weeks, that’d be swell. And even if it’s months from now, just go ahead and send it anyway. You might just have the one piece of wisdom I’ve been looking for!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

11 thoughts on “my new plan

  1. jbnygaard

    Mmm…I LOVE sleep. I remember those good ol’ days of high school and college when I would sleep until noon! Now, I can’t fathom of doing such a thing, but I would LOVE to sleep in until 8:30-9am! I need atleast 7-8 hours to keep me a “nice-momma”!

    Miss you girlie!

  2. tonialynn59

    Thanks for the prayers.  He seems some better tonight.  But I’m still keeping him home tomorrow and taking him to the dr.  We just need to get rid of this!  The nurse told me to give him warm coke and maybe it would settle his stomach.  He’s not real fond of that I found out!:)  I’ve always done better on less sleep.  Now that I’m older I’m finding it hard because if I go to bed before 10-10:30 then I’m awake at 3 and can’t go back to sleep.  So I try to sleep 10:30-11  till about 6.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  But if you feel you need the rest, you probably do, so it’s a good idea!!

  3. Nixter77

    I think that is a great new plan – I could not function on 5-6 hours, I would be a nightmare. I have to have at least 7 preferrably 9 – maybe that wil change once I have kids but I LOVEEEE my sleep.

    Nixie = not freaky!

  4. stephaniedawnbasham

    Oh, and who did you mean for meeting somewhere inbetween our homes for a little trip? Bethany thought everyone, I thought just girls. Either way is fine by me, but it will make some differences about travel plans. 🙂 Let me know!

    Love you!

  5. Abs7

    I function very poorly if I don’t get at least 8 hours of sleep. I never understood how people could get such little amounts of sleep and still have energy for the day.  

    Thank you for adding store to grocery store

  6. kellyleelizabeth

    YAY for sleep!!! I went to bed last nihgt at 11:00, thinking how I would sleep really well since I have been going on about six hours total for the week. WRONG. I still laid awake forever. It’s time to break out the drugs.

  7. gsowell

    I refer to myself as the sleep nazi…I just think it’s so important. For my kids. For me, I do like you far, far too often. I can tell in my moods, too, so I hit the hay earlier for a while. I hope your new plan improves your whole family!

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