Some days, for no apparent reason, I am soooo tired. Today, for example, I am stuggling to stay awake until the end of the day. All I want to do is take a nap. Impossible, as I have about a thousand papers to grade by Thursday afternoon and my budget is due ASAP, too. Not to mention, Bear and I have to go to Bangor tonight to get groceries. I don't have mono (they tested me for that last Friday), so what gives?
I think I'm a person who needs more sleep than most. Ideally I like about nine hours. During the week, however, I average between six and seven. 3 pm is my prime nap time (my body just kind of shuts down about that time), but I am driving the forty miles to my house then and can't just pull over to sleep.
It's very frustrating.
So I wonder if there is anything that can be done to wake a sleepyhead up? I don't eat too many carbs at lunch, I dislike coffee, I'm staying away from soda so I can lose weight... what can I do? I need some help on this one. It's too cold to take a walk outside, too - it was -8 degrees this morning when I got out of bed and isn't supposed to reach double digits today at all. Too cold to be outside, don't you agree?
... And now for something completely different....
Have you heard of page-a-day calendars? They have an online version that you can pick up for free. Go to their website here and click on the "contests" tab. Answer three trivia questions right and you can get a free calendar! I have two - Stitch 'n' Bitch and Why do Men Have Nipples?. You can even get them emailed to you daily if you like. I recommend the Bad Cat calendar - I had it last year and it is very funny. Let me know what you think!