Zombie Day I have

October 16, 2003


Zombie Day

I have managed to mess up my sleep, something that I do far too often for my own good. For the last week or so I have been getting to bed around midnight, sometimes a little earlier and sometimes, if the baby cries as I am heading to bed, a little later. The baby wakes sometime between 5:00 and 6:15. J's alarm goes off at 6:00 and I have to get up to help her with the baby. Last night I got to bed after 1:30, so I am on about 4 1/2 hours of sleep.

This would not be so bad if I were not running on several days of short sleep. Yesterday I took a nap in the afternoon so that I could function. I needed that nap, but it may have helped keep me up. If I had gone to bed at the same time J collapsed, around 10:00, I would have gotten some rest before the baby got going.

Or maybe not. The weather changed yesterday. We had wonderful strong winds much of the day - I opened all the windows and celebrated the cyclone. I did not shut all of the windows in the late afternoon, and when J and baby came home at 8:00 the upstairs bedroom windows were still open and the upstairs rooms were chilly. So, we closed up house and turned on the heat. The baby was cold, so we turned it up. J went to bed. The baby was cold and woke, so I turned the heat up again, and then again. I think I have the downstairs thermostat at 73 or so in order to keep the baby's room at a comfortable 68.

When we upgrade the HVAC, this spring, we will indeed want to pay the extra moneys to get a zoned system.

It will be an interesting day of teaching today. I have a LOT of material planned, including a discussion, and when I am tired I tend to fall off the pace, get sidetracked, and then lecture over the time that was supposed to be spent letting the kids talk.

I do like today's class title: "How do you work this?". It is about the First Congress and the Early American Republic, a period where national leaders were very aware that they were setting precedents that would shape all subsequent operations of the government, and it always makes me think of the Talking Heads song "Letting the Days Go By."

See, rambling and distractable. That is me today.

And so to finish prepping class

Posted by Red Ted at October 16, 2003 07:46 AM | TrackBack