Thursday, June 08, 2006

Life With No Sleep

I would love to read a study about sleep-deprived individuals. I think our house fits within that category!

We each got 2 hours of sleep last night! You see, I didn't get back from Traverse City (which is so beautiful!!!) until 10 PM. Then, Karen Jr. was so excited for us to go on our trip to Manhattan. So, she took her shower and then I took a shower (after riding in the plane all day - yucky!). Apparently, she had been chomping at the bit to pack all day. We started packing her suitcase at 11 PM. We weren't just packing for this trip, we were also packing for Bentwater! We were finished packing her all up around midnight. I gave up on trying to figure out what to put in her carry-on and that is where Billy stepped-in to guide the packing. I had to unpack my suitcase just to repack my suitcase. I was done packing around 1 AM and then was so awake that I didn't fall asleep until after 2 AM. Wouldn't be so bad, but we the alarm went off at 4 AM so that we could leave the house by 5 AM.

You will never believe this, we were actually sitting in the Prius and backing up at 4:59 AM out of the driveway! That NEVER happens in our house ( or not with two girls about to leave for NYC). Karen Jr. woke up to her alarm and had her clothes on, teeth brushed and hair pulled back before I even thought it was time to go get her!! She told us that she hadn't slept at all and I know that is true as I heard her in the room talking to her stuffed animals or playing tic-tac-toe in the air with them!! Amazingly, they win sometimes at the game :-)

We got to the airport just fine. She is eating Wendy's and I just had a bagel from the President's Club.... we are chilling and watching the planes land and take off out our prime window view!!

Stay tuned for more of our adventures in NYC!!!


Blogger Jim said...


Beat you to that, but you can wish it to me too.

I know you girls are going to have fun in the Big Apple.

Take pictures at/of the American Girl Store for me. I don't know much about that.

Yes (to your comment on my blog this morning), I was tracking you yesterday and this morning.

Check out my comment to you on my blog this morning.

6:11 AM  
Blogger jwkoncape said...

Wow! Your life is even busier than mine! I hope NYC was fun.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Susie Hovendick Chan said...

Well GORSH! You're blogging again?
I'll read all your backlogs and catch up on your breathlessly exciting life!

6:31 PM  
Blogger jwkoncape said...

Dear friends, I have decided to move on to another blog, called Jim's Mindfulness Blog. It will be very similar, but with a greater emphasis on my Buddhist spiritual practice. At least that is my intention. Please feel free to stop by:

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Susie said...

Happy Birthday, girl.
I'm hoping you have an email alert to new comments and will check this for your birthday message.

29 is the age where you're not too old to feel young and not to young to get smart about how to grow old youthfully.

My, but you've accomplished a lot in your breif 29 years (don't I sound like Grandma Hovendick?).

We're all proud of you (and some a litte envious, I'll bet, too.)

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11:12 PM  
Anonymous Susie said...

Okay, now. It's been 7 years that I've stayed tuned, waiting breathlessly for your next post. I'm warning you, if it doesn't come in three years, I'm going to get out of this chair and find something to do!

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