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DOING THE MATH
I'm tired so often, especially in the spring and summer. It's not just work. It's not just the full calendar. In fact, I think I've figured out what the problem is...this is a typical weeknight and each one of these things wakes me up a little bit more.

2:00 a.m.Anders finally comes to bed
3:30 a.m.Karin comes shuffling in, curls up on the floor/bench/end of the bed
4:00 a.m.Sun brightens up, birds start their early morning calisthenics
5:15 a.m.Have to pee
6:00 a.m.Anders' alarm goes off
6:45 a.m.MY alarm goes off but I haven't been really asleep since 2 a.m.

sigh

My French colleague is in Lund this week, and we had a laugh this afternoon when she came in and said "Bonjour!" to me. For a moment, I thought she was speaking Swedish (which she doesn't know), and I heard "Bond djur" and for the life of me I couldn't figure out what pigs and cows had to do with anything.*

Cracking Me Up: Fortune Teller

Of all the wonderful tributes to mothers yesterday, this one really touched me: Mother Love

*Bonjour in French, for those who might not know, is Good Day, and bond djur in Swedish is, literally, farm animal(s).
 tired
mood: tired
music: Eva Dahlgren—Jag Är Gud


Comments

Giggling madly at the language story. ;-)

My sympathies on the sleep situation. Fred also tends to stay up until the wee hours -- I conk out between 10 and 11 (or at least, try to), but he won't call it a night until 1 a.m. at the earliest, and often several hours later than that. The odd thing is, he runs on perhaps two hours of sleep per night, during his work week, and manages just fine, but if he doesn't have to get up for work, he'll sleep for 14 hours straight (getting him up at 11 a.m. every Sunday, in order to go down to Boston for dinner with his family, is a major undertaking). Me, I need at least 7 hours, and ideally, 9, in order to function at work.

I'm the same way, 7-9 hours is really essential for me to be functioning at my best. I get REALLY cranky when I'm stretching out on less sleep.

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