Every night, I tell myself, tonight I’ll get to bed at a reasonable time.
Every night, suddenly, it’s midnight and I’m still at the computer.
And that means, I still need to give Ollie his medicine and food for the night.
I still need to give Leo his treats.
I still need to clean the cat box.
I still need to take my bedtime pill.
I still need to check my blood sugar.
I still need to do my insulin injection.
And that means I’m going to be really tired in the morning.
Why do I do this every night?
It’s not like I’m doing anything important.
Well, sometimes, I am – sometimes I have a blog post that needs writing. If I don’t do that, it’s going to fester in my mind until I finally go to sleep; and then be totally gone in the morning. Because that’s what my brain on sleep does – eats stuff I want to remember. Tasty stuff.
But more often, I’m just playing some games, checking FaceBook, stuff like that.
And I’ve always been a bit of a night owl.
And even though I know I should go to bed, I have that teeny bit of rebel in me that says: you’re not the boss of me. Except I am.
Tonight, I’m actually a bit ahead of schedule, so maybe I’ll make it to bed by eleven.
That means I can read in bed for an hour – or two or ….