I've been busy here for the past week now, working on my newest embroidery project. This one is a tablecloth with the dimensions 52x70 inches and it is a design that is for the Christmas season. It has a garland type design in the center that has a cardinal perched amongst holly leaves and berries. with some pine cones in two of the center garland corners plus it has more leaves, berries and pine cones down the sides with a chickadee there. Very pretty -well, I think so anyway -but also lots and lots of work.
Now, you know too that I do frequently tend to keep really late hours too and for the past week, that has definitely been the case as I want to get this project done as quickly as possible. Christmas may be four months away but in terms of time to finish projects -such as this one -it may as well be next week. Gonna be a rush for sure.
But last night, I was up till the wee hours of the morning -not falling asleep until about 5:30 a.m. and then, I had to be up early too this morning to get ready to go to my monthly luncheon meeting with some high school friends. So I ended up getting about 3.5 hours of sleep.
The 17-year-old here on the other hand, went to bed probably around 1 a.m. and when I left the house at 11:45, she was still sound asleep. When I got back home a little after 2 p.m., she had just gotten up oh, maybe a half-hour earlier. She must have a cradlesoft mattress on that bed to be able to sleep that soundly and for so long! I really do envy anyone who can lay abed for longer than a 5 hour time span and get up then without being all stiff and sore from being in that position for so long.
In truth though, when I was her age I was able to sleep for long -way long -periods of time but I can't do that any more.
However, when I said something to her about how long she had been in bed, she was seemed to think that being in bed for roughly 12 hours was no big deal and that she really needed her rest.
That is until I reminded her that I had been up and out of the house, off to my little luncheon on a mere 3.5 hours of sleep.
Considering my age versus hers -I'd say age trumps youth then any day in the ability to get up and get moving on a whole lot less sleep, wouldn't you?