The Topic of the NonTopic


I had a blog topic in mind. I really did. It was a good one too. It came to me as I was falling asleep the other night. And therein lies the problem. I should have just gotten up and written it then when I felt the impulse to write it. But I didn’t. I thought to myself, no, be a good adult. Get to bed at a reasonable time so you can try to wake up early and get chores done before you son wakes up. Of course, that didn’t happen. And by the time I sat down to actually write my blog for the week, I have lost the topic. 

It doesn’t help that my son is evading his nap. He has managed to get one arm out of his shirt and apparently it’s much more fun to play with his half off shirt than it is to sleep. It apparently makes him want to dance as well. I’ll have to remember that. Shirt half off  equals good dance time. 

And so back to the topic of not having a blog topic. I have gotten a few reviews written this week, which makes me feel only slightly accomplished. I have a lot more to complete. And my husband has me researching Pinterest and Amazon Unlimited. My to do list is actually quite extensive, as it always is. Some days I feel incredibly motivated, and other days I can’t seem to get up off of the couch. 

The problem is that I feel motivated starting around 7:30PM. If I stayed up until midnight or one am, I would probably get my entire to do list accomplished. But I enjoy spending time with my husband and I like going to bed at the same time – even though I play on my kindle and my DS while he plays on his phone and ipad and then falls asleep about thirty minutes before I do. 

Again I find myself wondering where’s the happy medium. Of course, it would be so much simpler if I could just wake up at five am and get my work done then. The problem is that I’m usually too groggy to write anything decent. My mind is just not working properly at that time. Or is that just an excuse? I’m not sure. 

I’m tempted to try it for a week – staying up late and seeing how much I can accomplish. It doesn’t seem to matter when I fall asleep, I like to sleep in as late as my son allows me to. And no matter how early I wake up, he seems to know that I’m up early and therefore believes that he should be up early as well. (Because the earlier he gets up, the more breakfasts he gets. He already gets second breakfast almost every day – he firmly believes that he’s a hobbit) 

Anyway, that’s really all I’ve got for this week. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If someone has found the magical routine that allows you to accomplish everything on your to do list – other than being a non sleeping vampire (thanks Stephanie Meyer – yet another standard us humans can’t live up to, ha ha). Seriously. I’ve always considered how much I could accomplish if I didn’t have to sleep. It’d be fantastic!

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