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By ana (Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 09:36:45 PM EST) (all tags)

So, lessee. I've been away from home for a week now. I spent 4 days last week at a conference in Woods Hole, MA, at the Marine Biological Laboratory (and The Captain Kidd, which has a rather remarkable selection of single-malt scotches).

Thursday we awoke to the news that Europe was closed, so the Europeans at the conference began the scramble which I imagine continues still, to get home, or find something to do with their extended vacation and dwindling resources. I drove to the airport in Boston with a car full of (American) colleagues, met toxicfur there, and flew to North Carolina.

We've been visiting the brothers and their childe progenye. And today the siblings got together without spouses ("There's a Holiday Inn in $town, and they have free wi-fi!") to talk about what's to become of their mother's house, which has been vacant, but cared for, these last two years. The idea seems workable... we'll see what becomes of it after the numbers are run and people sleep on it for a bit.

Tonight toxicfur and her friend S are out for drinks. They have a great deal of catching up to do; they were friends in college but haven't really seen much of each other since. Until facebook. Which in itself is remarkable. I hope they have fun.

I'm going to bed. I'm too old to sleep past 7am or so, it seems, having done the experiment. Which means I drag through the day if I'm not in bed by 11. Preferably 10. No night-life for me.

We have one more day here, which will be good, just chillin' and decompressing. Then an afternoon/evening/night of travel, and another day off work for the retrieving of dogs from the boarders and sleeping in and getting reacquainted with my own bed.

It's been good, but I'm tired. I'll feel better in the morning.

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too old to sleep past 7am by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 08:13:27 AM EST
I haven't slept past 0700, barring special circumstances, since I was in my early 20s.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

The Dude by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 10:01:19 AM EST
wakes with the sun.  We sleep in during the winter and are up early in the summer.  He also prefers to go to bed with the sun, too, which presents a problem in the summer.  His behavior/moods are directly related to how much sleep he gets.

Our dude by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 11:00:15 AM EST
is transitioning out of napping. Already.

The trouble here is that if he doesn't nap, it can be difficult to keep him awake long enough to feed him a reasonable meal for dinner, and he'll be cranky for the last 2-3 hours of his day. After dinner he gets energized and lasts until around 8, sleeps in his bed until around 2, then wakes up and comes to crawl in with us until 8, when he's up and ready for the day.

If he does nap, he's up until 11 to midnight (or throws screaming fits in the face of all efforts to get him to sleep) and follows the exact same sleep pattern, including being awake at 8.

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ugh by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 01:44:12 PM EST
our beastie needs at least 1 hour of nap a day so he's not a complete wild angry monster at night.  He goes to bed at 8, but sometiems will stay up later (so he can sneak into the living room and sleep on the couch).

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