Schedule manipulation

I’m going to try something new.

My hours at work are 10 am to 7 pm. Sean’s hours are 3:30 pm to 11:30 pm. This means there are four or so hours where I have time “to myself”, but then there is at best one hour in which I can spend time with my husband before I should be asleep. Of late I have been ignoring the should and staying up until 2 or 3, and this has crippled my mornings.

I’ve never been one of those people who can consistently sleep for only five hours a night. I tend to need at least 7 hours of sleep, and on weekends I often sleep for 12 hours. (I’ve even slept longer than that, which is scary.)

Anyway, it’s obvious that I can’t stay up that late. But that means hardly getting to see Sean at all. So I’m going to try something his mom proposed: naps.

I will hop in bed when I get home from work, nap until after he gets home, and then get up and mess around while he’s here. We won’t necessarily do anything together, but it’s always nice to be able to look over and see him. I get lonely sitting here by myself.

Then, eventually, I will go back to bed for another nap until I need to get up and start my day.

I’m not sure this will work. I lived on naps back when I was going to college and working night desk, and I had a pretty decent routine going then, but I’m rapidly nearing age 30 and I’m not entirely sure my body can pull that off anymore.

We’ll just have to see.

I worked late today, which is why I’m still up. As soon as I hit “Publish”, I’m off to dreamland. (It may actually work, too, because I’m pretty tired. I stayed up late watching the end of Pumpkin Scissors last night. More on that later.)

Update: Well, I slept through the alarm I had set for 12:30 am and didn’t wake up until 5. That didn’t quite work, did it?

Maybe I can try for going to bed as soon as I get home and getting up ridiculously early…but then wouldn’t I be really tired at the end of my workday? Bleh.