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Old 08-13-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Everyone else is asleep ...

So what do you do? It used to drive my mom crazy. Right now it is only 8:30 p.m., and my doggie and husband are out for the count. When I lived in different time zones, I could call friends/family. Usually my answer is read, read and read some more. I'm "talking' to you guys, having a glass of wine, and my book is beside me. A friend gave us a bunch of DVDs that were truly lousy, and my doggie went up to bed with my husband (meaning that doggie will wake me up at 3 a.m. to pee) (I was too slow on the uptake last night and am still washing sheets). So ... what do you do.

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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I do every thing the same as always, except with headphones on. TV, laptop and all under a pool of light.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Two TVs. Two iPads. Two Kindles. Two floors of the house.

This has worked for us for 27 years! (24 married), though the iPads and Kindles only came into play within the last few years or so...

I love the peace and quiet. I can clean up the kitchen, do laundry, etc.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:10 PM   #4
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so sorry, claire, i've been there too. i started doing nighttime shopping--grocery shopping, box stores, laundry mats, etc. i also did the reading and the dvds (well, mine were vcr tapes). take some time and get some really good dvds just for you, just for this sole time and purpose. same thing with books--save a special book for your special time. do some cooking/baking/crafts--whatever you like to do by yourself. call other late night people. get a dog loyal to you alone. ok, jk, jk - good luck.... :)
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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Oh, I used to do beadwork. But I always stop that just before Christmas, when I know there will be children around. It's just too tempting. So I put it away. Believe me, it is just too pretty. Then time whisked by and I had a new dog who can jump several feet. Now I cannot do bead-work in front of the TV my husband constantly watches, so am considering setting up in the dining room. There are 2 pr of earrings and a few necklaces I'd like to make. That said, I cannot figure out how to move the beadwork from he diningt room, because it is the favorite room for us to entertain. Yes, I have bedrooms I can do this in, but I used to do it when husband dig his stuff, and, as stupid as it may sound, we are very companionable, chatting about this and that while he watches TV and I plod along, reading or beading or both of us training our doggie. To be honest with you, I consider tv or computer too .. stimulating? Back when we wrote letters, I have a friend I'd write to, almost like a diary. But you can fall asleep writing a letter, and you can't when you're writing an email.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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i really wish you could do yard work in the middle of the night. because of my work schedule, i'm often up at 3am on my days off, and i can't count how many times i wish that i could go out and cut the lawn, or trim hedges, or till and plant in the garden.
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i really wish you could do yard work in the middle of the night. because of my work schedule, i'm often up at 3am on my days off, and i can't count how many times i wish that i could go out and cut the lawn, or trim hedges, or till and plant in the garden.
Yeah, when it's nice and cool!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #8
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ed zachary!

there's so many positives to it.

work gets done, it's cool out, and my neighbor with the weed lawn would never see me spread weed killer on his yard..

it'ramadan, though, so you never know when they're up having breakfast, lol.
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Just heard my husband get up for a whizz. Guess I'll consider going up and sleeping with spouse and doggie for a few hours. I'll bet doggie wales me up in a few hour and hubbie pretends he doesn't notice. Means if I don't wake up I have sheets to wash.
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Just heard my husband get up for a whizz. Guess I'll consider going up and sleeping with spouse and doggie for a few hours. I'll bet doggie wales me up in a few hour and hubbie pretends he doesn't notice. Means if I don't wake up I have sheets to wash.
Why don't you wake up doggie now and take her outside?
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