Shannon Stacey

That better not be a sunrise over there

I am the most incredibly anti-morning person you could ever hope to meet. It takes me hours to fall asleep, even when I’m tired. I hate mornings. I don’t like to get out of bed and I make people suffer for it. And here I am at 5:09 am with a decision to make. I just shipped the next round of Roadtrip edits off (finally, I know) and I’m pretty freakin tired now. (Why was I up til 5:09 doing this? Long, boring story.)

So I can just stay up. Of course, I haven’t pulled an all-nighter in years and I doubt the short kid will let me take a nap at any point tomorrow.

Or I can crash now. The husband gets up in a half-hour. (Hmm…the coffee kicks on at 5:35) I’d get an hour and forty-five minutes of sleep. The question is…is that better or worse than skipping it altogether?

I don’t know.

I think I’ll just go sit on the couch for a minute and think about it. If I’m still awake at 5:35 when the smell of Folgers wafts my way, I’ll take that as a sign.

(As an indicator of my mental capabilities should I not sleep, I’m presently singing “wafts my way” a la Aerosmith and Run DMC.)

(And I’m typing slow tonight. This morning. It’s already 5:17. Dammit.)

Update: 7:37 am. I’m up. The husband even made an early morning Dunkin Donuts run so I get to jump right into the iced coffee.

I guess the remnants of Katrina are supposed to visit tday. Lots of rain with something like 90% of the state under a flood watch. And no, I’m not complaining. Just wishing we owned umbrellas.

Update: 8:35 am. Backed into subcontractor’s Blazer. Yes, we have a monster tow hitch. No, it’s not catastrophic, but his licence plate holder, which is part of the molded bumper, is no longer attached.

8 comments to “That better not be a sunrise over there”

  1. Anna Lucia
      · August 31st, 2005 at 8:02 am · Link

    You’re bringing sleep-deprived to whole new levels, babe… :wink:

    Congrats on the edits. :clap:

  2. Rae
      · August 31st, 2005 at 8:30 am · Link

    Katrina isn’t so bad now. More of a mist here than anything. Reminds me of the British rains.

    I agree with you on the whole morning thing as I sit here chugging:coffee:.

    Congrats on the edits! :cheer: gooooooshannongoooooooooooo

  3. Jaci
      · August 31st, 2005 at 8:55 am · Link

    dear god. you finally did it. you sent it in.

    Go to bed, woman. You need a celebratory nap. :cheer:

    I’m so damn proud i could just sob.

  4. Suzanne
      · August 31st, 2005 at 10:43 am · Link

    Hugs, Shannon! What a morning! I hope you can get a nap and maybe a hot bath with a glass of wine.

  5. Dee
      · August 31st, 2005 at 11:52 am · Link

    Yay Shan on getting those edits out! WOOHOOO!

    Bummer on the lack of sleep, though.


  6. Charlene
      · August 31st, 2005 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Hooray on sending in the edits! :cheer:

    I think you made the right call on sleep. Sometimes just an hour is much worse than none. But keep the coffee going. :nod:

  7. Ann
      · September 1st, 2005 at 5:21 am · Link


    Yay! Ya deeed eet!

  8. Shannon
      · September 1st, 2005 at 9:09 am · Link

    I was crashed on the couch by a little after nine. I woke up at 7 this morning very, very confused. :crazy:

    But my heads’s not fuzzy anymore and I’ve made it to 9am without hitting anybody with the truck. :thumb:

    Thanks, everybody, for the yays. :kiss:

  • Get my latest news straight to your inbox!

    I'll only be sending newsletters when I have news to share, and I'll never share your information. You'll receive an email asking you confirm your subscription (so please check your spam box if you don't receive that). You can unsubscribe at anytime.


  • Affiliation

    Shannon Stacey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of

    If you purchase a book listed on the site from, she’ll earn a small commission. Thank you!