Sunday, February 03, 2008

I need to simmer down.

I'm one of those people who get really random/wild ideas at about 2am and then can't sleep because I MUST! ACT! ON! THEM! NOW!

It's not fun.

Since 2am I've:

-Applied for 11 jobs
-Switched my retirement account around six different ways
-Spent nearly three hours looking up literary agents online
-Worked on my new novel for two hours
-Cried once
-Drank four cans of Diet Pepsi
-Trimmed stray hairs off Ginger's legs
-Pondered the meaning of life
-Decided to make frozen pizza for dinner
-Made numerous surly comments to those who live here


Don't you wish you had my life?

29 comments:

tiger lamb girl said...

Gah woman!

Well, actually. I'm kinda similar. If something gets in my head when I'm about to go to sleep - something I must do. Then I MUST get up and do it. Or I can't sleep.

Sigh.

The Huffs said...

You know . . . they have medication for that. LOL

J/K

I say whatever gets the creative juices flowing -- you go, girl!!

Angie said...

I get my ideas in the shower. Go figure.

MilitaryMom said...

Wow, all I can say is-sleep aids! If I had to function at 2am, people would get hurt!

I am Trish Marie said...

I do the same thing. The other day I woke up (after my kid came screaming through my room)in the middle of the night, and I ended up knocking off half of my to-do list by 8am!

Morgan Leigh said...

If I wake up at 2 AM? With an idea to apply for jobs or something? I will lay still for a moment until the urge goes away, LOL. :)

Rebecca said...

I get my ideas in the shower as well. I might not be able to do a whole lot of things, but sleeping is one of my most notable talents.
It never looks good on a resume, though. haha

Kimberly said...

I have the same problem. Writing on a regular basis? Really plays havoc with sleep patterns...oi...if I get an idea I have to jot some notes down IMMEADIATELY or...poof! They're gone. Good times. Good times.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I so do that. Frentic energy. And, lemme guess? Now you are exhausted?

Jenski said...

Talk about a long day! Do you keep lists?

Dawn~a~Bon said...

Tylenol PM, my love.

Blue Momma said...

2am? I don't want to be doing anything at 2am other than sleeping.

But yea! on those job applications. Life is too short to spend 40+ hours a week somewhere you are miserable.

frannie said...

I'm kind of the same way....

Edie said...

Sleep... you need sleep! :)

Catwoman said...

I get the same way. And then at about 5 a.m., I'm completely exhausted and realize that I have to get up in 45 minutes for work and just want to cry.

julie said...

When you need to change something, you just have to do it when you get the chance. And sometimes that chance comes at 2am.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

I am soooo the same way. When I get an idea in my head, I need to act on it right away, or I get all kinds of anxiety.

So, when do we get to read a snippet of your book? Eh? Eh? *nudge nudge, wink wink*

Britmum said...

Were u really up or was this all in your head? lol I have had a hard time sleeping lately...maybe its our age lol

Hugs sweetie xx

Rachel said...

I totally have the surly comments and the frozen pizza!

rookiemom said...

I do the same thing, but it's usually an idea for a blog post floating around my head. But then I'm too tired to get up and actually do it, so I end up sleeping...and then of course forgetting it. Thus the lack of any real substance on my blog.

Julie said...

wow, i am a slack ass compared to you.

Real Life in South Carolina said...

Wow. I want to know what you mixed into that Diet Pepsi because I could sure use your energy!

Joy T. said...

Well. If you pondered the meaning of life and came to a spectacular conclusion then I might think of wishing I had your life :o)

my4kids said...

I do the same thing except my middle of the nights never seem that productive!

Kelly M said...

I am like that too...gotta do it right then and there no matter what time! Although it can be a plus because well look at all you've done...it's just too bad at 6 tonight you will crash!

Amy W said...

Please come attend to the demands of Audrey at 2:00am next time...:)

SJ said...

I do the same stuff! It's crazy but hey, sometimes I do my best at crazy hours of the day!

Sue said...

I get like this. I get a big idea and have to act IMMEDIATELY. I'll get a business idea, and in a couple of late night hours I'll buy the domain, set up the website, and be ready for business the next morning. And the next morning I'll think, what kind of crack was I smoking?

EE said...

I get way more accomplished at 3am than I do during the day.