Remember that little Prisoner of Summer button that was over to the right, explaining my absence while I was having fun with my kids this summer? Notice it's gone and I am no longer a prisoner of summer. Don't get too excited, though. I am now Prisoner of Early Rising and have requested that EM make me a button for that because getting up at 5:45AM is KICKING.MY.ASS. Wait, it's not the getting up at 5:45AM, it's the going to bed at midnight and/or the waking at 3:00AM for an hour (or in some nasty cases, longer!). I am such a night owl and love in the summer that I can stay up late. Now I can't and I need to retrain my brain and body to get to bed around 10:00, 11:00 at the latest, but it's not working. And when I go to Hawaii on Saturday and four time zones away, I'm really screwed. So what I am saying is: I am not trying very hard to get used to this new schedule because it will all go to hell on my trip anyway AND I have been totally MIA since school started and until I get my early rising shit together, it's hard to tell when I will be back to "normal".
I am a 40 something chick, married (to Motorcycle Guy, AKA MG) and raising three boys (Big E, Sous Chef and CJ). We live in the burbs, which I am still adjusting to, even after 11+ years, and counting!