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Buckled Up

Well, hello there Long Lost Friendie!  Where in the world have I been??? The last time we got together we were eating all the pies in Ohio on Thanksgiving, and now here we are, just after Christmas.

I have been sooooooo bizzy! For realz bizzy, and not just the Lazy Girl’s version of bizzy.

I’ve been taking an online course.

And now I’m four weeks behind.  It requires a lot of thoughts and also it’s online and my biggest challenge has been wanting to get on the computer after I’ve spent all day on the computer. It’s a hurdle I’m going to work really hard to overcome. I would like to force myself into being a Morning Girl. If I can put my thoughts into my class before they get swallowed up with work, it would serve me better.  Sounds like a good idea. It’s actually a great idea that Afternoon Girl has for poor ol’ Morning Girl. We just need to get Evening Girl lined up on the plan and get her ass to sleep sooner rather than later. Evening Girl loves watching tv in bed until the wee hours.

I know a guy named Shane and we got to chatting. I don’t know why I’m so nosy genuinely interested in finding out the minutia of people’s lives, but I am.  I started nitpicking him for details on his routine (don’t ask why, I’m not sure I have an answer), and he puts himself to bed – and asleep – by 9:30 every single night and is up and at ’em at 6:00 a.m. IN THE MORNING and he doesn’t even start work until 9 a.m.

I dated a guy once (who’s wife reads this, hey, hi there!) and HE was also an early-to-bed-early-to-rise guy, and it was annoying AF and probably the reason his new wifey works out much better for him as a spouse than I ever would have. Because No, I don’t want a cuppa coffee at 4:30 in the fucking morning, it’s THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

But anyway. Back to mine and Shane’s routine. Because right after I found out Shane’s routine, when it was closing in on 9:00 p.m., I would announce to My Mister that it’s nearing mine and Shane’s bedtime and I’d start getting ready for bed, so I could be on my way to dreamland closer to 9:30. Just like Shane.

And guess what?? I would spring awake in the morning, feeling refreshed and ready to grab up all the day had to offer. Not at 6:30, no – well, I’d wake up around 6, but keep myself warm and cozy because my house is set on cold-as-fuck degrees at night and that kills any 6 a.m. incentive.

Yes, we have a programmable thermostat – we’re not living like barbarians. But it’s kinda tricky and we can’t figure out how to make it get warmer at 6:00 a.m. So sometimes now if one of us gets up to pee, and it’s closer to getting up time, we’ll tich it up a few notches to help ol’ Trixie with the actual rising and shining.

The bottom line to that whole story is that nothing is just easy-peazy around Chez Bang Bang, Reader.

I know you think I’m living the life of Wine & Roses, and actually I AM because I do drink my fair share of wine, and I’ve been buying myself a whole buncha pretty roses because they super make me happy. I have several focused intentions I’ve been hard at work on, not just getting to bed earlier, and they start with adding a whole buncha pretty things to my daily life, and flowers on the regular are one place I’ve decided to start.

So mine and Shane’s bedtime was working out pretty well for me, but then I sort of fell off the wagon and started staying up late again because I just really like to watch tv in bed, so sue me, sheesh Reader! Now I’m out of the habit, but I can get back into the habit and it’s time to try to buckle back down. And if I can get myself buckled back down, then I can wake up early and use my uncluttered brain power to take my class while drinking coffee at a very reasonable morning hour – let’s be clear, is not and will never by 4:30 a.m. for this Lazy Girl – and actually get that checked off the list before I get swallowed up in the day.

It all sounds good on paper.

So that’s what we’re doing around here. Trying to get buckled down.  Because in other super-excited-finally-finally news, I finally landed a new job! Still working from home, at least for several months, and it is going to take up all of my brain power, and that is why I need to get refocused on mine and Shane’s bedtime, and also why I haven’t been here very much. I have been super bizzy doing important things, for realz, and it’s also why I’ve done zero cooking or baking this holiday season, and guess what? The holidays happened anyway.

As my pretend friend Liz Gilbert writes, Onward!

 

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