Thursday, December 13, 2007

4 a.m.


It is 4:11 a.m. and I am here blogging. Why you ask? Well ever since hubby came to bed around 3 a.m.( he stays on the comp. until at least 2 a.m. every night) I have not been able to go back to sleep. The reason: He turned on the heater. As soon as the first puff of heat hit me I jumped up in a panic and have not been able to fall back asleep. You see I do not like heat bearing down on me. In fact I don't like heat at all. I feel like I can't breathe. So I immediately got up to turn it off and naturally it messed up my sweet slumber.


So as I was lying in bed tossing and turning I got an idea to keep track of my scrapbook albums. I have several categories of on-going albums. Kid #1,#2,#3 and family. I have the most of those and always use the red or burgundy albums from Hobby Lobby. So I color coordinated them using paper clips. One kid gets pink, one gets blue, one gets green and family gets red. PERFECT solution for me. The rest of the albums are theme such as home, pumpkin patch, trips,etc. and I pretty much know which is which so those did not get the paper clips.

So at 4:00 in the morning I accomplished something I had been wanting to do for months. Talk about productivity. Now hopefully I can catch a few more zzz's before my children wake up in a few short hours.

11 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Sorry you got woken up! I hate that. Hope you were able to get a bit more sleep before the little ones got up for the day.

Great album organization idea! As soon as I saw the photo, I wondered what the paper clips were for! :) I'll have to keep that idea in mind.

*Southern Beall* said...

WOW! How great is it to be that organized? I am very really organized with just about anything. lol Sorry you couldn't sleep. That really blows. Hope you got some before the lil ones woke ya!

Heather Bares said...

I have had nights/mornings like that as well. At least you got something done, most of the time, I just play on the internet when i can't sleep.

Linda said...

Great idea for marking your different albums. I hope you were able to get back to sleep.

Toni said...

Chey is a dork! Anyway... 4 am, are you alright there? lol...

Good job getting organized.. and yes.. a FEW short hours, it was! I should know!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Well you sure are organized!

I have trouble sleeping at night too but I don't do anything productive....I just watch tv.

jill said...

Some of my best ideas come at odd times. That's why I keep a small notebook by my bed :)

Tiffany said...

ohh I hate the heat too! Durning the winter months i have to turn it on for the kids, and I have to close my vent!

jp said...

Now, that's a great idea! If you can't sleep, you might as well be productive, right? I'm the same way! TFS your idea! Janet

sohpiasmom said...

Love your way of organizing...thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

toners said...

insomnia can be a very productive thing sometimes - as long as it's a one-off thing! good luck catching up on those zzzz's :)