Sunday, February 04, 2007

Waking up is hard to do...

Ok, I guess the words were really breaking up is hard to do...but this weekend it's waking up that's been hard to do. Why you ask...because I've been across a million time zones in the past two weeks and the old (over 40) body of mine decided it needed to sleep more than usual, so I let it! In the past two weeks I've been in and out of EST(GMT-5), CST(GMT-6), GMT, GMT+1, GMT+6 and then back to GMT+1 (home). Where you ask...Greenville, SC, Barrington, IL, London, Basel, Bangkok, Basel. And, this also involved two overnight plane rides, which are never feel-goods. So, by the time I arrived home Friday AM around 9:30, I was pretty tired. But, did I go to bed? No, I went to work and stayed in the office until about 18:30. Dedicated? No, insane is more like it. But, when I arrived home for the weekend it was such a nice atmosphere with TBF and Andy having just finished their Friday night 'tinis (short for martinis if you didn't get it) and having selected a nice bottle of red to open next. So, I joined in for a glass (or 3) of red and some snacks. Then Di and the amazing "Mr. Limpit" kids, Sam and Alie, who had just finished 116 laps of swimming each arrived to join the fun. We had what I would call a truly impromptu Friday evening with TBF's delicious vegetable soup supplemented with some pesto pasta. We all enjoyed a nice evening. Then it happened...crash...sleep...in bed, glorious bed! I didn't wake up until about 11AM on Saturday! 11 hours of sleep! It was so luxurious...and TBF brought me coffee in bed. Isn't he the best?
After that, I joined TBF's walking obsession by donning my new pedometer for the first time. It was a beautiful day - a 4 on the TBF weather scale only due to some clouds mixed in to a mostly sunny day. We had a lovely walk, and I'm proud to say that I had over 15,000 steps yesterday between the two brisk walks and the normal walking around the apartment. Later in the day, I had an opportunity to do something I haven't done in a while - cook. Nothing major, but TBF and I collaborated on a nice Pot Au Feu, enjoyed some wine and then...crash! I slept until about 10:45 this AM, and since the Bears are in the Super Bowl tonight, I feel pretty good about that, since it's going to be a late night for us. Here, the game starts at about 1AM, and as you probably read earlier this week, TBF was in training for staying up late...all blown by having to pick me up Friday AM at the train station. So, we'll see how well we do. But anyway, did we relax today? Sort of... We walked...all the way to where our old apartment is and we had a coffee with Di, who then made the super "Mr. Limpit" kids accompany us about half way home on their bikes. How far did we walk today - well, by 16:30 I already had over 15,000 steps on my pedometer and decided to take it off for the rest of the day. By the way, it was a weather 5 today!!!
I'm not sure if TBF and I will be able to watch the whole Super Bowl, but I can guarantee that either way, tomorrow...waking up will be even harder to do.
Ciao!

8 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

Very cool! Well I'm happy you caught up on your sleep. You obviously needed it really badly...

And you've written another post! Yeah... I have been super bad keeping up with blogs as I've started a job hunt...

But walking is lovely and I'm super jealous your blue skies are around and we are back to Vancouver Rain.

Colon Blow said...

Boy I hope you guys did not stay up to watch the end of that game!

CanadianSwiss said...

I just read that the Bears lost the game. Sorry to hear that.

I hope you're recuperating well after all that travel :)

PS: You guys getting a lot of Spam (comment moderation)?

The Big Finn said...

CB - Unfortunately, we did.

CS - No spam, but I just want to be able to see misc. comments before they're posted.

The Sour Kraut said...

Ugh. I thought we had it bad staying up until 9pm to watch that ugly game.

Enjoy your weather "5", it is -13 degrees here today. NOT the wind chill, the actual air temp. It's -27 degrees with the wind chill. Our town's schools are the only ones still open today.

The Big Finn said...

TSK - My weather rating system is all about sunshine and lack of rain. So, that means that it can be a "5" weather day even if it's -13˚F. If it's that cold, then I'm betting that you're also experiencing totally blue skies with lots of sunshine which would be a "5".

The Medium Swede said...

18:30? 16:30?

To use your own words, I'm seething...."

Michael said...

I'm so sorry you had to stay up and watch that game.