I’m bummed that I didn’t stay up last night to watch the all-around individual finals in women’s gymnastics—my favorite summer Olympics sport. I should be happy that I’ve gotten to watch much of the Olympics at all, since we don’t have cable or satellite TV at our house. (Doug and I decided when we first got married that we didn’t need TV. We watch the movies and shows we like on DVD and online.) However, Monday night we dug out the old “rabbit ears” and are able to get just enough reception for some fuzzy but tolerable coverage.
So, for the past few nights, Doug and I have stayed up watching the games. Problem is, neither of us can last much past 10:30 or 11pm. We laugh at ourselves remembering how we used to rarely go to bed before midnight or later, and in college our best work was done after 9. Not anymore! Having Jodi changed our sleep habits quite a bit. In her first couple colicky months we were lucky to get any rest at all. Now, she’s a great sleeper, but we learned to sleep when she sleeps, and our bodies are holding us to that!
Have you been able to stay up to watch the Olympics? I’m curious, too, when you do your best writing work. Are you a night owl or an early bird? I know I work with both types judging from time stamps on emails. Do you ever pull all-nighters to meet your deadlines? I’ll admit I had to pull a couple of those back when I was working full-time plus doing freelance copy editing projects for Barbour. Just for fun, leave a comment and tell us about your writing/sleeping habits. Oh, and don’t stay up too late watching the Olympics if you’re under deadline for me! :)
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