Friday, September 30, 2011

Time Shifting

The thing about time shifting (switching your sleep schedule to your destination time before departing) is, you can't just sit around and wait until everyone else wakes up to start doing things. If you did, you'd never get everything done that needs doing. Especially with a 6 hour time difference.

That means loading the dishwasher and making a pitcher of iced tea in the middle of the night while your husband is sleeping. It means shop vacuuming the basement before dawn. It also means the very real possibility of needing a second breakfast and a second pot of coffee.

At bedtime (while the sun is still shining), it means earplugs, an eyemask and gratefulness for blackout curtains.

Here's the song that was on my mind as I went to sleep yesterday and arose in the darkness.

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