When Jeff and I first got together – which will be coming up on 12 years the first part of 2012 – he was most certainly the “night owl” between the two of us. I don’t think I ever went to bed later than 10:00 p.m., whereas he could stay up much later than that. Over time, especially after we had Ian (I think), his bedtime started trending earlier and earlier while mine remained roughly stable. That is, until the past couple of years or so when we’ve had this complete role reversal.
Most nights, around 10:00 p.m., it goes something like this: Jeff approaches me as I’m on the couch, usually with HGTV on by that time, laptop in, well, my lap, and he informs me that he’s off to bed. I reply, with confidence:
Oh wow, yes, I’m right behind you!
Or, if it’s a night where I’m REALLY confident, I say:
Oh wow, yes, I’m right behind you! Seriously, I know I always say that but tonight I really mean it!
Of course, “right behind” him eventually became 11:00 p.m., which some nights extends until 11:30 p.m. – or on a really “bad” night, midnight. I know it’s bad. And, I have such good intentions of reversing these bad habits. I believe I blame it all on being pregnant. Because really, everything bad in the universe can, and should, be blamed on pregnancy. But seriously, I do think it started this last time around when I just couldn’t sleep out of discomfort – plus I had that whole work hiatus thing going on – and well, I just fell into this pattern of staying up later and later.
There are so many nights when I really do have the best of intentions of getting myself upstairs earlier. Of course, the problem could also be that our couch is so dreadful that winning the Tour de France might actually be easier than getting my butt out of the hole that it gets lodged in every time I sit down. Sigh. I digress.
Anyway, it’s been kind of a long day: one that I’d be happy to go into if it weren’t for the fact that for once – I really am going to bed here very soon (the time is now 10:30 p.m., for anyone wondering). Plus, it’s been a low-energy weekend thanks to some physical abnormality that set in late last Thursday night and afflicted me throughout the past few days. At first I was convinced it was an allergies thing, but maybe it has been a mild-enough-yet-still-annoying cold after all – including the full-on throat scratchiness, nose and throat congestion, etc.
I have been so low-energy and tired, in fact, that prior to 10:00 p.m. I swore I was so ready for bed that I wasn’t even going to blog tonight….I was going straight to bed! “Okay, well, maybe just a little post before I head up,” I thought. But that’s all! Especially since I have truly nothing super interesting to say. (Unlike the fascinating topics I usually report on…) In fact, it will be so short and sweet that it will be like it I didn’t even write at all!
On that note, goodnight to all in Internet land.
(Oh, and you didn’t even see this, right?)