January 5, 2010

"I'll sleep when I'm dead"

I'll sleep when I'm dead

I'm so not a morning person. I never was and I never will.
I simply can't go to bed at night. Quite often it's 1:00 AM before I end up between the sheets. I can't help it. There's so many things I want or "need" to do at night, that I often think to myself "I'll sleep when I'm dead"*.
The result is that right now I feel like I could use a little nap...

Need to think about this tonight. Before the clock hits 1:00 AM, that is...

* I'll sleep when I'm dead - Warren Zevon (1976) - too bad I couldn't find the track online as I really like that song...

9 comments:

nicole/brussels said...

just like your mom, I can't go to bed before the clock hits 1:00AM, I also feel like I have still a lot to do, reading ,water the plants, looking in cookery- magazines, to find an idea what I should perhaps prepare for diner to-morrow. all excuses because I find 24 hours in a day are too short!

virginia said...

Late to bed yields private time, and I think it's the mark of an artist.

I'm certain it's genetic. I, too, suffer from the "affliction".

ps. beautiful photo.

holly p said...

I always go to bed late too! I find I get so much accomplished by staying up for a few extra hours, and since I'm not a morning person either, getting up early to get things done instead is never an option!

RosaMaría said...

I'm totally the opposite of that ... I usually sleep and get up early... I suppose at that nighttime you must have a lot of inspiration and quiet to do so many things!
great picture!

Erin said...

I feel your pain - I'm the same way. For years, I was able to get away with this, due to not having an early-morning schedule. Now, however (and since October of last year, actually,) I have to be at work (35 minutes away) at 8am.

More than 3 months later, I still cannot find my way to bed earlier than 11pm, which just doesn't give me enough time to relax, fall asleep and wake up refreshed at 6:30am.

Some of us just aren't wired for this Morning Stuff, man. ;-) Nightimes can be SOOOO productive!

Elsa said...

I've always been a morning person ... until I moved to Portland, OR. I don't know what it is about living here but haven't been able to get to sleep early any more. I'm tired, go to bed, read for a little while, turn out the light and just lay there, AWAKE! so I get up and knit or something and end up going to bed later ... as a result I wake up later and the whole thing starts over again. I wonder if it's because I'm getting older and just need less sleep. Don't mean to complain or anything, it's just been so strange having been a morning person all my life ....

jane said...

i hear ya sister. and every morning i say i´ll get me to bed earlier tonight. :)

cindy said...

it's so quiet at that hour.

alexandra s.m. said...

Amen.

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