…we made it!

It is Friday, my friends.

This week has been a long, exhausting one, starting with losing that one hour for the very antiquated notion of daylight savings. Are there really still farmers somewhere who truly benefit from the hour shift? I think now it is just a way to screw with the already fragile little bodies of our children. Can I get an “Amen” here?

Anyhow. We are all really tired and not sleeping well. When Addie isn’t in our room proclaiming “I’m hungry, is it time to go downstairs?” at 4:30am, (And explain this to me. If we didn’t have daylight savings, it would be 3:30am, what is she doing up at that un-Godly hour??) then there is Tiger meowing at the top of her tiny, little cat lungs.

She pretty much wanders around and just meows now. Loudly. I don’t know if she is looking for Smokey, worried we are going to take her to the vet, or just taking advantage of us not locking her into the back half of the house (because we feel so guilty – she would be back there by herself!) – or maybe it is a little of all three. But, I have been awakened by her at least 4 or 5 times every night for the past 4 or 5 nights.

So, tonight? She is getting locked in. (Don’t feel too badly for her – she gets the whole playroom, kitchen, bathroom and laundry room to herself. And besides, she had her chance!)

I need some sleep. I am running the Pasadena triathlon again on Saturday. I haven’t mentioned much about it because I’ve been more than a little worried that I was not going to get to do it again this year. And I don’t feel nearly as prepared as I was last year, but at any rate…that is where we will be tomorrow morning. Trying to finish the race, hoping the adrenaline kicks in.

Providing we don’t just all sleep through the alarm.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend.

9 thoughts on “Whew…

  1. Go For It Carrie !
    I am so excited and proud of you for doing this !
    You are amazing !

  2. I’ll be rooting for you tomorrow! (From the other side of the country but rooting for you nonetheless!) Can’t wait to see how it goes although I’d understand if you went the “sleep through the alarm” route.

  3. I’m with you about DST. I think it’s hateful and I do live in a rural community. The kids are done with school at 2 in the afternoon and I think that leaves more than enough time for farming. I miss my hour too.

    So here’s to sleeping in tomorrow. Although I do wish you well on the run!

  4. hmmmmm. i actually like daylight savings time. i guess i’m weird. but then again neither of my children have been terribly thrown by the time changes they’ve experienced. i just really love that it is light out til 9pm in the summer so i can have some time alone outside after the kids are in bed. :)

    good luck with the triathlon!

  5. AMEN!!! on DST. Evil, evil thing. Altho, I don’t mind her sleeping later since it gets light later!

    I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow as you run the triathalon! You can do it, Carrie!

  6. Woo Hoo!! Go Girl!!

    You will do awesome~

    Elena used to wake up at 4:30 when she was Addie’s age…it’s just not right when your child wakes up BEFORE PBS starts it’s morning program and when you have to turn on multiple lights to see!! Good luck! :)

  7. I hope that your triathalon went well! What fun — and what a good thing to do! I totally need to take a page from your book; I need to run in the WORST way.

    I think that I have had more trouble than anyone with DST…I just can’t seem to get it together — apparently I am still three on the inside!

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