I look at Timehop every morning. This morning I was reminded that two years ago I wrote about too much sleep. I was in the midst of the worst part of my previous job and only two months away from quitting. I was anxious. I was depressed. I was not well. I was sleeping more than normal and was more tired than when I got less sleep.
Two years later I am dealing with the exact opposite.
My dog is older and can no longer make it past 4:30 am before she needs to go out to pee.
I leave for the farm before 6:30 am multiple days a week. If she wakes me up at 4:30 on those days I just stay up. I have coffee, watch the news, and write my “What’s on TV” posts.
I work 3 hours doing physical labor.
I come home and usually do some sort of chores around the house.
I read and watch TV later in the afternoon and, if I’m lucky, I might get an accidental nap.
My wife finishes work much later. We will eat dinner and then watch something we all watch on TV. This usually won’t start until 7:30 pm at the earliest. I can make it through one or two shows and then I have to try to sleep.
I go to bed between 9 and 10. They stay up. I then wake up between midnight and 1 when my wife goes to bed, usually because the dog comes with her and jumps in the bed and wants to sleep on me.
So, I get 3 hours or so of sleep. I wake up. I get another 3 hours or so of sleep and then my day starts.
I’m tired. I can’t believe I ever wrote that I get too much sleep.