what keeps you up late at night?

I am frequently up late at night.

By late, I mean past 11 or midnight.  I know for some of you, that isn’t late.  And for others that’s very late.

Here are some things that keep me up late at night:

1) The olympics. duh.

2) Laundry. Another duh.

3) Researching baby strollers.  This could be considered an obsession.

4) Planning out homeschool for next year.  This could be a never-ending job if I let it be.  I feel as though I’ve researched every curriculum available to mankind.  I mean humankind.  I actually enjoy learning about them all and getting my hands on them, but at some point, I’ve got to quit and make a decision.

5) Downloading apps for the iphone my husband got me for Valentine’s Day.  Way. too. cool.

6) Reading books, articles and blogs.  I’m an information junkie.  I believe it will soon be recognized as a diagnosable condition.

7) Talking.  Once the kids are in bed and we have put away whatever we’re working on, we talk.  And talk… and talk.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I am so glad I married a man who wants to converse about all the stuff of life.

So, what keeps you up late at night?  How late do you stay up?

Anybody else out there watching tonight with a kind of strange fascination at the subculture that is men’s figure skating?

8 thoughts on “what keeps you up late at night?

  1. Yes to the figure skating…strangely wonderful. Reminds me of watching Brian Boitano in my childhood 🙂 I often stay up until 11 or 11:30, and then I start to panic and go to bed 🙂

  2. We are part of the group that thinks 11 is VERY late. Traditionally we are in bed by 9 and talk until 10. Lately though we have been in bed by 9 and asleep by . . .oh, 9:30. We really like to sleep.

    Congrats on the iPhone. How fun!

  3. I’m up until anywhere between 11:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M., depending on little Johnny (of course). Lately, he’s started getting me up at least once during the night, at almost any hour, so I’m usually awake another hour or so after that! I used to lie awake trying to solve his feeding probs., but now that he’s doing so much better I don’t have much to worry about at all.

    I love thinking about homeschooling curriculum. I think I’m going to go w/ a combo of Seton, Kolbe, and my own stuff. I can’t wait!

  4. Oops, the other question. It’s rare for me to be in bed, lights out, before midnight – sometimes it’s later. If I’m even sitting in my bed by 11, I’m thinking I got to bed early!

    ps. pretty neutral on the figure skating. I try to get interested (after all it’s the OLYMPICS!), then find I’m not paying any attention.

  5. You should get together with Michelle Coulon on the stroller thing. That girl could talk about strollers all night. Her favorite thing to do is count her strollers & tell you about each one, but she usually loses count and has to keep starting over. For the average person, it’s insanely painful… but maybe you would enjoy it. 🙂
    I hate going to bed, so I’m usually up very late even if it’s doing nothing or facebooking (which basically qualifies as doing nothing). I feel a need to get in some “downtime” even if I get home late. After 12 or 12:30 or 1, though, when I haven’t seen any status updates after hitting refresh four times, I force myself to go to bed. And every morning I regret the stupidity of that routine.

  6. I just started reading your blog tonight and I can’t even believe how I TOTALLY resonated with it. I stay up WAY too late, I research every decision WAY too much, I can’t make any decision without reading WAY too much, and don’t start most of my chores like dishes and laundry until 10 pm. You will have to let me know what you decide about homeschooling curriculum.

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