I've always maintained we humans should be hibernating this time of year. It just doesn't seem right to wake up in the pitch black of early morning and have it dark by 4:00pm. But this morning made it clear my family has the opportunity to hibernate for at least a couple weeks every year, with my kids home from school and my husband working for a company that closes the plant down from Christmas Eve to New Year's day.
When the New Year dawns this week, it will have started getting lighter in the mornings and stay lighter longer in the evenings. It's long enough that we'll even notice the difference when we get back into the routine of school. Well, I will, my husband, who gets up at 4:00am, probably won't.
I have to admit, I'm kind of done hibernating. I really do not like waking up at 9:00am, I get most things done in the morning during the week after I get my daughter on the bus and I consider nine late morning.
In order to get up early you have to go to bed at a decent hour. Every fiber in my body screamed when during our Thor marathon yesterday the only Thor 2 movie left in the theaters that we could possibly make after watching Thor 1 and Avengers started at 9:50pm.
I start doing the math in my head: movie starts at 10 pm, it gets over at midnight, we get home by 12:30am, get to bed by 1:00am, if I need 8 hours sleep I won't be up until 9:00am. ARRRGGG! Then of course with the math running through my head when I hit the pillow, it took me until 3:00am to fully fall asleep.
So I feel done with the holidays, done with going to bed late, done with sleeping in, done with decorations, overeating and lack of routine. But I'll have to forge through until New Year's Eve, because that happens, well, at midnight.