So every night Rick and I put the kids to bed by 8 pm and then four minutes later, it’s midnight.
It’s stunning how fast time can go when you’re just peacefully tidying up your home or sacked out on your couch, watching “Gossip Girl” and wondering what is up with Jenny Humphrey’s crazy, Joan Jett inspired eyeliner?!
She used to be so sweet and pretty and innocent.
So each night I promise myself that I will go to bed earlier but, of course, I absolutely never do.
And then I saw this sign in my neighborhood….
Now the solution is so obvious. I don’t need more sleep. Just more caffeine! Perfect! I can definitely drink more caffeine. Way more simple than trying to get more rest. I mean, what a waste of time that would be.
Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t be taking advice from someone who can’t spell “deprivation.”
The person who wrote this can’t exactly be a genius. Or maybe they are just very very tired.
I recently met a gal who seems to have plenty of energy… Marianne Mancusi. Beth Feldman of Role Mommy connected us. 30-something Mancusi has written 12 books. Wow. I’m starting to think she doesn’t waste her time watching “Gossip Girl” and critiquing Jenny Humphrey’s eyeliner. Although she is currently focusing on teen novels, so maybe she does.
And when she’s not writing, Mancusi is also a producer for BETTER, a national syndicated lifestyle show. She interviewed me about the stress of holiday gifts and tipping during this troubling economic downturn.
Stress?! You want to hear about stress? Well, let me tell you about my daughter’s pooping addiction at Whole Foods. And the school admission process in New York City. And trying to decide whether we should flee to the suburbs. And just trying to keep the kids from destroying the apartment until after this interview. And–
Oh, you don’t want to talk about that? Ok, let’s stick to the holiday season.
I don’t know when the piece is airing but I’ll link to it when it’s available.
By the way, I just heard Jingle Bells on the radio and Starbucks has transitioned to their festive red cups so I think the holiday season is full on.