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Too early for carrots: half an entry.

2005-06-02 - 7:18 a.m.

I can state with absolute confidence that Iíve never been up and eating carrot sticks before six thirty in the morning before. Oh Iíve been up, but no carrot sticks I can assure you.

I havenít slept well lately. Three of the last four nights Iíve been comfortable in bed, yet unable to sleep. On Sunday night I know what the problem was Ė I had a bubble tea and didnít think about the fact that it had green tea in it. I never thought I was unduly affected by caffeine until I practically eliminated it from my diet once we started trying, then had just the rare drink that contained it. Now, a glass of bubble tea drunk at 7 in the evening can keep me up until 2 am apparently.

Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, I popped awake at 3:30 am. With the day length reaching its peak this month, the sun and the birds rise early and it seems that traffic on the nearby highway starts to pick up early as well. Add to this that itís only recently become warm enough at night here to sleep with the windows open, and that means that this week Iíve had to start making the adjustment to summer sleeping conditions Ė more noise plus a breeze wafting over me.

At least this morning I managed to stay sleeping until 5:30, when Jís shower intruded into my consciousness. At that point, however, game over. I gave in at around a quarter after six and decided to come and write to you guys since I know Iíll have a busy day at work and wonít be able to update later. The carrot-stick snack came about because I was thirsty and went to get some apple juice, then decided to quell my grumbling tummy by eating something as well. I figured carrot sticks were healthy and would put something in my belly because ďA good breakfast is the start to a good dayĒ.

Tonight J and I have a date. He had hockey on Monday, we had plans with other people on Tuesday, and he had hockey plus I taught at the gym last night. Friday weíre celebrating his best friendís birthday, then Saturday Iím leaving for southern Ontario to mix business with pleasure: Iím combining a work trip for a meeting on Monday with a visit with my best friend Jo and her family. Since I wonít be back until about midnight on Monday, we figure weíd better seize the opportunity tonight to spend some quality time together while we have the chance. Our plan is to bike along the canal and go for dinner in Ottawaís Little Italy, then maybe bike all the way back to either Elgin St. or the Market for gelato.

At any rate, my alarm is going off soon so Iíd better post this and get on with my day. Even with my packed schedule Iíll try to post something at least once before Tuesday.

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