Jeremy and I are trying to pull bedtime in from our many-years habit of 10 pm to 9:30 pm. We’ve been trying this out with some success for about a week. This is because we want to get up at 5:45 am everyday without too much groaning. Vince makes fun of us for this even when our bedtime was 10pm, he’s like – you are the only one of my friends’ parents who go to bed so early (I think even all of our parents all in their late 70s early 80s- save my father who likes to go to bed at 8 pm and get up at 3 or 4 am – go to bed later than 9:30 pm). What can I say? We like our sleep. I do truly believe that 8 hours of sleep enables us to do the things we promise ourselves to do. Self control and discipline all arise from being well-rested – you can better emotionally regulate, make measured decisions, have willpower, etc. Once I get too tired or too much is going on, I can’t be as disciplined as I want to be. Of course, I understand this is intensely boring, I know. But I’m trying to be OK with that. I can tell that the 9:30 bedtime is enough sleep because I’ll wake up just before the 5:45 alarm without too much trouble. I read somewhere that a grown-up’s sleeping in is going to bed early, but I will also say that going to bed early is not as delicious as sleeping in.

Of course, as soon as I wrote about Jeremy’s pokemon, I think he ran out of pokeballs and he’s not really willing to go walk and get more. I think it might be over for him.

He made us delicious chicken last night.

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