Friday, February 15, 2013

Pay Day and Sleep Deprivation

So I ended up depositing $$ from my formerly Sealed Pot to cover some forgotten expenses (against your advice as it turns out) but hope to replace it soon :(   Yes, woe is me. But I'd rather owe ME money than one of these guys...)
But it is kind of disheartening to take out in one fell swoop money that I'd been socking away over the past two months. But the bills must be paid.

I got into a bad habit while I was nursing my pinched nerve in January - I purchased quite a few books for my Kindle. Reading was basically all I could do while I was recovering (recovering at 90% of my usual paycheque I might add). So.......EARNING LESS - SPENDING MORE = NOT ENOUGH MONEY IN THE CHEQUING ACCOUNT WHEN THE PIPER NEEDS TO BE PAID!!

Lesson learned....I hope.  I should know better. I DO know better but I was feeling sorry for myself. Now I feel even sorrier.

Happily today was payday and included one week at 90% and one week at 100% pay. I have a whopping $257 (after bills are paid and $$ put into savings) for gas and groceries til Feb. 28th. Michael and Kazi will also contribute to these two categories so as long as nothing Murphyish happens (there I go just inviting disaster to happen!) we should be OK. Sigh.

The other piece of good news is that Monday is Family Day here in Ontario so we have a long weekend. Just what the doctor ordered. I have developed another bad habit - one that I can't seem to fix. Every morning I wake up around 4:30am after about 4-5 hours of sleep. I toss and turn til the clock reads 5am and then get up. I am arriving at school at 6am! I am so bloody exhausted! Today I came home from school around 3pm and took a nap til 6:45pm - and I am not a napper ordinarily. I take calcium before bedtime, drink a glass of warm milk, take melatonin to regulate my sleep patterns but to no avail. My alarm is set for 5:30am but it never  wakes me up - my whacky inner clock gets me up long before that. I have no problem falling asleep but I just can't STAY asleep.

Any advice?

12 comments:

Jane said...

I'm the same sleep wise.Falling asleep is EASY,but then after a couple of hours I'm awake. I get a lot of thinking done,but no sleeping.
Jane x

C.R.P said...

I'm sure you'll do fine! As least Feb. is a short month! :)

Tammy Warawa said...

Don't worry about the sealed pot - nice to have in an emergency. Just put it back in. I suffer from insomnia and take over the counter sleep aids (less potent than dr prescribed and less likely to get addicted). My disorder is lifelong as is part of a disease. Reading before bedtime helps as a routine too (maybe take books out of the library for your kindle?) PS I am Cheapchick from Livingrichonthecheap but I can't post as that for some reason so if you see this name thats me!

judy said...

I will check with my mom tomorrow but I believe she said either amazon or someone else was having free book downloands for kindle and such on Fridays. Sigh...my memory is not what it was once. I do the same thing I fall alseep for like 5 hours and then I am up and I lay there. I thought it was me because of my work schedule :(

kim said...

Ambien. It gave me my life back. Dangerous but none habit forming. Should regulate you in about a month.

joanne said...

find out if you can "borrow" books for your kindle from your local library - easy peasy if they have the system set up to do so - free and when they are due back - they just disappear :)


joanne

Jharrison56 said...

I can get to sleep, I just can't STAY asleep. The melatonin helped in the fall but doesn't seem to be helping now. It's simply work stress as I manage to get caught up on the weekends.

Jharrison56 said...

I'm going to check into that today!

Jharrison56 said...

Kim - is it available over the counter or by prescription?

Jharrison56 said...

I can check into the Amazon thingie! (free books for Kindles on Fridays)

Jharrison56 said...

I do read before sleeping and it really helps. The problem is not falling asleep so much as staying asleep. That's the annoying thing!

Jharrison56 said...

I wouldn't mind the waking up business if I didn't have to get up and go to work. I have a feeling once I retire so will the problem!