Crazy Sched.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

As a full-time retail professional, I have a different schedule than most full-time working adults. My husband works M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST. I work 2 p.m.-11 p.m., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 a.m.-9 a.m. then 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and etc. etc. You get it. My schedule is always different. There are definite aspects of this which are great: I can do grocery shopping on a Monday off, during the day when everyone's at work. I can take a really long shower at 11 a.m. before I go in at 1. I can work out, go to morning aerobics classes, or be off all day on a weekday and make Jonathan a really nice dinner. I also sometimes miss Sunday School class, Gilmore Girls, or Jonathan getting home from work. There's a definite trade-off.

Probably the biggest contemplation at this point, after having lived this way for several months, is my sleep schedule. Now, as I told Brooke this morning, I like being up early. Honestly. You can get so much accomplished in the mornings. But, I have to be frank, it is not easy for me. I am not one of those once-awake-always-awake type of people; I can fall asleep again at the drop of a hat. With several mornings off a week, I have the chance to sleep in longer than I normally would, while still going to sleep at the same normal 11 p.m.-ish time as Jonathan. So, this is mainly a confession: I am not good [yet] at being an adult who can just pop out of bed at 7:00 a.m. But it isn't for lack of wanting.


  1. Anonymous7:59 PM

    I am not good at getting up early still after years of working. Keep it going, you're doing great!

  2. Anonymous10:41 AM

    I'm an early bird. Love getting up early. But I cannot stay awake past 10:00 p.m. and I usually want a nap around 1:00 p.m. I envy people who can stay up late. Guess you always want what you don't have!

  3. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Tesney, my husband is your exact type of early birdishness. He loves waking up early but he craves those afternoon naps. I tease him by saying that "true" morning people do not need to compensate for getting up early! ;) On the flip side, I am always talking him to sleep at night when he can't keep his eyes open and I am wide awake as ever!


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