Monday, June 4, 2007

Sorry for the quiet

I inadvertently took the weekend off b/c of an in-law visit, a daunting social calendar (at least for me), and a meltdown. I just made it through reading everyone else's blogs, and have no time for a real post here, nor even for a response to the comments on my last post.

I'm trying not to blog after dinner so I can catch up on sleep (see meltdown, above), so it may be kind of a quiet week in the Rhyming neighborhood, but I will get back to you!

If anyone wants to weigh in on the topic of meltdowns and self-induced sleep-deprivation, the comment fields are yours to do with as you please.


niobe said...

sleep deprivation (whether self-induced or not) = ungood

meltdowns = double plus ungood

I hope you can get some rest and feel better.

Jenny Davidson said...

It took me a lot of years to realize the nature of my own version of the self-induced sleep deprivation cycle--really and seriously, this is one of my most acute vulnerabilities. I get a little depressed, I overload on responsibilities in a self-defeating attempt to un-depress, I especially overload on early-morning responsibilities and then the lack of sleep tips me over the edge into insane depression! The two sharpest instances: deciding to take intensive Russian spring semester freshman year, even though it met every day at 9am (and yes, I know 9am is not really that early in LIFE, but in student life where you only go to bed at 3 and then have to get up at 7:30 to finish language homework, it's awful); teaching an adjunct composition class, my third year of grad school, that met at 8:15 MWF in a location at least 45 mins walk away from where I lived, with no car or bicycle. You can FEEL yourself tipping into this scratchy eroded state, and yet there is nothing to be done about it. The more overworked and tired I get, the more incapable I am of making myself go to bed at a reasonable hour...

So get some sleep, and take care of yourself!

S. said...

Niobe, thank you.

Jenny, I also can't regulate my time at all if I'm tired. And after freshman year, I didn't take any classes that started before 10.