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November 16, 2008

shall we take bets?
posted by soe 5:27 am

My goal last night was to go to bed at 9. That’s 3 a.m., Central Europe Time, which seemed reasonable. But I forgot that with an 8-hour flight and the whole up ridiculously late trying to protect the glass bottles in the luggage thing that I might be done before that. Rudi lasted until he sat down in his chair at 7:30 and two cats piled on him. Then I watched as his head literally dropped right over to his shoulder in the course of a minute. We talked to his mom for a few minutes, and then Rudi was out.

I returned to the living room, drank a cup of tea, and curled up on the sofa to watch some Britcoms. I probably lasted until 8:15…

The side effect of this is, of course, that I was suddenly wide awake at 4:45 (10:45 CET) a.m. I don’t think this has ever happened before. I mean, I’ve woken up before 7 on my own before, but before 5?! Ridiculous!

Here’s where the betting comes in. How long until I return to my normal night-owl ways? It took me two days to find myself up past midnight in Paris… For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t mind going to bed earlier here, although I do think it will be problematic if I doze off before 8.

Now, I just have to wait for Rudi to wake up and then I can start doing laundry…

By the way, I’d expect France wrap-up/retrospective posts for another week.

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Comment by Tracee 11.16.08 @ 4:15 pm


Comment by soe 11.17.08 @ 11:10 am

OMG! I missed your whole Paris trip! I will have to back up! I will bet that it will take you 5 days. That is what it took hubby when he returned from Paris in the spring. BTW, I have a new blog. Did I tell you? I am losing it mentally I do believe!! 🙂 WElcome home and I am off to read about your trip!

Comment by KaKi 11.19.08 @ 8:54 am

KaKi! I’m guessing five days is about right. I’m still awfully tired at night, but am making progress toward finding a routine that works for me. Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by soe 11.20.08 @ 12:10 pm