Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lack of Sleep and a Love for the Olympics

It's amazing to me how much lack of sleep can affect you. You think one hour lacking here, 30 minutes there, won't matter that much... but add it all up, and you are definitely affected.

I am experiencing this endeavor currently - lack of sleep. From my bright eyed puppy dog that is ready to go each morning at 5am, to my sister's bachelorette party this past weekend, to the Olympics that I cannot get enough of - my sleep is quickly becoming deprived.

Dexter - the puppy, isn't becoming the spawn of Satan again - thank goodness, but has found a new desire to get up at 5am. Each morning, I hear him start to whine about 5am. I ignore it, he starts to bark, and bark some more, until about 530am I cannot take it anymore. I get up, totally exhausted, and make my way to his kennel. I let him out, take him to the back door, he runs out to the backyard, pees something fierce, and makes his way back into the house. This is where our wills clash. I say and want him to "kennel up" and go "night, night" again. Dex, however, wants to get up and groove. I win, but he tells me that he is not happy.

So I find my way back to my bed, Kelly sleeping soundly on the right, and crash back into the soft sheets. And then it happens again, 6:00 - 6:10am - Dexter really wants to get up and eat. He barks and barks and barks. I get up, Kodi follows, and we have breakfast. After breakfast, Dex runs to the back door and I get about 15minutes of silence with him outside until the day truly begins. So that's my lack of sleep with my puppy.

Then you have THE OLYMPICS. Wow. I can't get enough of them, but I definitely feel it the next day. From swimming to beach volleyball to men's gymnastics last night, I was on the edge of my seat. So tired, yet waiting for the final results - does USA get a bronze in men's gymnastics, or do we fall short? What will it be? So tired, but so wanting to know. We did it! yay!!!!

The Olympics are addictive. Summer Olympics only happen every 4 years, so you've got to take advantage while they are on the tub! I'm loving it. Kelly and I park on the couch and watch: we cheer, we chant... it's great. But the next morning, I know I didn't get to bed until way after 11pm.

Current Olympic Metal Count (8/12/08 - 930pm):

Gold: 8 , Silver: 7 , Bronze: 8 = 23

Gold: 13 , Silver: 3 , Bronze: 5 = 21

Gold: 5 , Silver: 6 , Bronze: 1 = 12

We've got to stay ahead of the Chinese! They kicked are tail in synchronized diving - both guys and girls - so that was 2 extra gold metals right there. We ended up placing in fourth in both, so we didn't take a metal home for either of those. If Phelps keeps his work up, that'll be a few more golds for the tally.

Here is a SLEEP QUOTE to complete my post:

"The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late." ~Charles Caleb Colton

1 comment:

Kel said...

Good to know that it's not your husbands snoring that's keeping you up.