May 7th, 2011

20111112, Marilee

Off-Time Sleeping

When I got offline last night, I watched TV and then read the paper. I went to bed at 1:30am and read until 4am when I set the alarm for 10am so I could take the CPU to the hazmat half-day. Then I realized that, with the PT appointment on Tuesday, I had to do the labs on Monday ("early in the week"), and that since the Sunday coupon pack comes with the Saturday paper, I could do the grocery shopping after the hazmat dropoff. I brought the paper in and made the grocery list, finishing by 6am.

Then I saw there were two options: 1) stay up for two hours and start out with the errands at 8am then come back to sleep for eight hours, or 2) sleep four hours until 10am, start errands, and come back to sleep another four hours. I figured #2 was better, but since I was awake for the first 45 minutes, I got up and started reading today's paper and then left at 7:45am. I had breakfast at McDonald's (lots of robins), got money for next week, dropped off the CPU, and did the grocery shopping.

I was pretty tired when I got home, so I put the freezer items away and went right to bed at 9:30am. I woke up at 1:30pm to use the bathroom and then woke up for good at 4:30pm. I read a bit more of today's paper while I sat long enough to take my BP, which was fine. I now have a list for Monday because I'm doing enough stuff I might forget. I'm sleepy enough that I think I'll sleep at the normal time tonight.

Bob Woodward's article on how Osama bin Laden was caught.

An opinion from a Millennial on why they partied when bin Laden was killed.

Condolezza Rice thinks “But President Bush had at Ground Zero probably the most important moment maybe in American history." The columnist thinks maybe it should be when George Washington crossed the Delaware or other more important moments.

Harold Camping, who has prophesied that the Rapture comes in two weeks, has tried that before and it didn't work. As it happens, that's our bookgroup day and it won't be a problem for us -- we're familiar with apocalyses.