Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Too Tired!

I am tired everyday. I am waiting for the point in my life that I wake up actually refreshed. I am very lucky that the Lady is a good sleeper but it still isn't enough. I caffeinate early to stay refreshed and will admit to sometimes taking a tiny little nap in the afternoon when the Lady is sleeping.

I came across an article in the NY Times about the benefits of coffee vs. napping, and as it turns out napping is the way to go. How I long for the day when the US adopts the practice of siesta, where afternoon (or morning, or evening) napping isn't considered lazy or unproductive but is embraced by all, not just pre-schoolers and college kids.

Just last Saturday I was chatting up a first-time preggo momma-to-be and she said her biggest complaint was fatigue. In between copious swigs of Bud Light I sadly told her that feeling never goes away. The next day I tried to recover from those same giant swills of alcohol and much to my dismay the Lady and I both went sans nap, although I did get in my daily Dunkies fix, and even though some late afternoon time with my napping blanket would have been amazing, the coffee helped enough to get me through the day.


  1. Have you considered cocaine? A few eye-opener's in the AM may be beneficial w/ your workload. It's a great way to lose weight as well.