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My love/hate relationship with sleep continues

I have to be honest, I didn’t jump out of bed at the first alarm this morning.  I hit snooze once.  Okay, twice.  It would’ve been three times, but I turned off the alarm instead.  The bad thing is, I had set my alarm for 15 minutes later than normal since I was planning to get up and not have my “snooze sleeps.”  So, hitting snooze when it was already 15 minutes later than my first alarm might not have been the best idea.  I still made it to work on time though.  My son was at his dad’s for his one-night-a-week over there, so I was able to drive straight to work since I didn’t have to drop him off at school. 

I had to attend a meeting right around noon, and it took all my effort to stay awake.  Not good considering there were only 3 of us in this meeting!

You would think on nights when my son is at his dad’s that I would be able to get everything wrapped up earlier and get myself to bed at a decent time.  But lately it’s been the case that I’m up even later.  I think it’s because I have more time, so I take on more to-dos. 

I don’t think this is an organizational problem.  I think I’m more organized than most.  So how do other people conquer (or at least manage) the daily minutia of life without feeling like it’s taking over their lives???  I’m reminded of Henry David Thoreau:  “Our life is frittered away by detail.  Simplify.  Simplify.”

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