Who the heck gets up at 2:30am? Well, apparently I do. I have had issues over the past 20 years or so with occasionally waking at odd hours, typically in the middle of the night and knowing I am done sleeping. Normally, this has occurred in the spring or summer. This year, I slept very well all summer long. Too well actually, I had to rush to start working for my regular 6:30am start. So, when I slept so well this past summer, I thought that perhaps the odd sleep cycle would pass me over this year, yay.
Nope. It is a late fall thing this year. In the last 2 weeks or so, I have been waking up between 2:30 and 3:00. The one bonus is that I get a lot accomplished before I even start work for the day. One accomplishment is that I make a lot more blog entries. I have the time now where normally, I just don’t make the time to keep my blog updated. So for you, faithful readers, that’s a bonus. Right?
I also tend to have a cleaner house since I do more stuff around the house in the early morning hours. I sometimes get to catch up on some TV viewing or I watch some movies that I have not seen before. There are pluses.
I don’t have many downsides, I don’t think. I am not tired during the day, work does not suffer. I have no idea why it occurs. It will stop, in about 2-3 months and I will start sleeping “normally” again, whatever that is.
So, it is December. I am not a huge fan of Christmas, don’t really celebrate it at all. I mean I do make something different for dinner and since I love turkey, it is typically turkey related – I don’t do a whole bird, what is one person who does not care for dark meat going to do with an entire turkey? I also don’t make soup – conveniently, soup comes in cans… I will likely make a turkey breast again. I am going to visit a meat shop and see if I can get a stuffed turkey breast. If not, I will but a frozen Butterball stuffed turkey breast again, they are actually pretty good. I even share a bit with the dogs, although, since they rarely get “people” food, when I put it in their dish on top of their food, they look at it like “what’s this on my food”. Once I encourage them to eat it, they love it.
I had a little Christmas tree that my sister purchased me, years ago. I can’t find it after the move. All of the boxes have been emptied, everything has been setup. So, since I am not going to put up a regular Christmas tree, I purchased this:
I’ve always wanted one and it is perfect for me. This tree won’t be up all year like the previous 3″ tall one. I will leave it out for the month of December and then will pack it away until the following December. How’s that for festive?
I do need something, I do get Blondie and Hera a couple of items. I am hoping Hera will open her gifts like Zeus used to. Blondie doesn’t have much interest in opening presents. Guess I will see. If she does, I am sure I will catch a video of it and if so, I will post.
Well, this is getting to be a long entry. I am starting work early today, in 45 minutes and then need to leave for an appointment – blood work being done today. Fun, fun. We (Calgary) are in the middle of a deep freeze right now and it is currently -22C. In Fahrenheit, that’s damn cold. Colder still with the light breeze, -30 or so with the wind chill. Stay warn, wherever you are.