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#1 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

Can't sleep.  Which kind of sucks seeing as I have glandular fever and I'm meant to be resting up.   rolleyes.gif

I've been lying in bed stressing about stuff and staring at the inside of my eyeballs, so I figured I might as well get up.

Why are you still awake?

#2 knottygirl

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

at work original.gif

#3 statua angelam

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

Ohh, glandular, my commiserations!  I had it about ten years ago and remember how thoroughly it knocked me around.  Hope you feel better soon!

Why am I still awake?  I'm a night owl.  And a bit of a stressed one - I have a thread in misc which I won't replay here.

#4 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

Pulling an all-nighter for my last ever (!) university essay.

In typical fashion, I've left things til the last minute, and it's barely started. Full of self loathing right now  mad.gif

Hope you feel better soon OP!

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

It's only 8.40 here, but I'm trying to finish a job application for a job I should get, but am not sure I even want.  Care factor is low.

R

#6 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

pulling an all nighter  (Thank goodness i don't have class tomorrow!)

Am taking a friend to pick up her partner from the interstate bus at 2:30am and then will go pick up my DH from work at 5am. so no point in going to sleep

#7 Chaos in stereo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

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Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:26 PM.


#8 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
pulling an all nighter  (Thank goodness i don't have class tomorrow!)

Am taking a friend to pick up her partner from the interstate bus at 2:30am and then will go pick up my DH from work at 5am. so no point in going to sleep


I feel your pain! 1600 words to go here.. Good luck!

#9 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
pulling an all nighter  (Thank goodness i don't have class tomorrow!)

Am taking a friend to pick up her partner from the interstate bus at 2:30am and then will go pick up my DH from work at 5am. so no point in going to sleep

blergh, that sounds sucky.

I must be crazy, but the thought of pulling an all nighter to finish my last ever uni assignment sounds fun!  Do you have some caffeine to get you through? (Back in the day when I was at uni, half the students didn't have their own computer at home (the dark ages) so we'd pull an all nighter at the computer lab.  Was quite communal and fun!)

#10 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (Chaos in stereo @ 11/11/2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently doing the same as cardamom, ie: hanging around EB when should be doing an assignment that will take me all night because I didn't pull my finger out earlier.

Don't hate on yourself, it's too late now. How good will you feel when you can watch unchallenging television without worrying about what you really should be doing?! Good luck original.gif


Thank you! I can't wait. Get this essay out of the way, exams Tuesday and Wednesday, then wondrous, wondrous freedom... I'm practically salivating at the thought.

Good luck with yours too! Perhaps I'll see you for a mutual whinge-fest around, oh, I don't know, 4am?

#11 Onyx

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I'm feeding DS. He gave me a false sense of illusion by sleeping through each night last week. Now we're back to 2-3 hourly feeds.

I'm also thinking about work crap and wondering if my good wicket will soon end.

#12 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

i have 3 assignments all due thursday, i really should have done them when i first got them, but of course left them to the last minute.

finished up all my practical units for the year, so only have to go to classes on thursday, which gives me a lot of extra spare day time to get assignments done

Good luck to you too cardamom

#13 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 11/11/2012, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck with yours too! Perhaps I'll see you for a mutual whinge-fest around, oh, I don't know, 4am?

I hope I won't still be around for that.  But you two have fun!  wink.gif

#14 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE (*Caro* @ 11/11/2012, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
blergh, that sounds sucky.

I must be crazy, but the thought of pulling an all nighter to finish my last ever uni assignment sounds fun!  Do you have some caffeine to get you through? (Back in the day when I was at uni, half the students didn't have their own computer at home (the dark ages) so we'd pull an all nighter at the computer lab.  Was quite communal and fun!)


I think there might be some flat Pepsi Max loitering in the fridge. Still feeling quite awake though, for now!

Maybe you're right, and I'm just approaching it the wrong way. Must think more positively!  biggrin.gif

#15 little lion

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

My newborn baby is keeping me awake! original.gif Hopefully we will both be asleep soon. Good luck to those writing essays.

#16 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

cardamon, you might need that pepsi max by 3am  cool.gif

I hope all the bubbas go to sleep quickly - and stay asleep.  What's the bet my 2yo will wake just as I manage to turn my brain off and go to sleep?!

#17 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (*Caro* @ 12/11/2012, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
cardamon, you might need that pepsi max by 3am  cool.gif


Now that you mention it, my eyelids do feel a little droopy..

Good Lord, it's midnight. When did that happen?! Must. Work!

#18 TenOfSwords

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

MMM its only 9pm here, but what usually keeps me up at night is kids not letting me sleep, me missing DF, or the doona cover making me too hot.
Previously it has been dramas with my family harassing us and everything else they have put me/us through.

#19 Chaos in stereo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

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Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:27 PM.


#20 -Emissary-

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

coffee after 12 pm. I knew I shouldn't have ordered a mocha.  sad.gif

#21 mumofsky

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

Studying... and some online lay-by action - target have some very cheap cute girls' stuff right now....

#22 FlamingoG

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Expressing so that DH can feed the baby at bedtime tomorrow night, while I go to see Radiohead. I'm a little bit beside myself with excitement!

Good thread, will sustain me through abysmal Sunday night telly.

#23 monkeys mum

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

QUOTE
Why are you still awake?


"Morning" Sickness  cry1.gif

#24 *Caro*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE (monkeys mum @ 11/11/2012, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Morning" Sickness  cry1.gif

oh that sucks.   sad.gif
Is there a food that helps?

#25 nouveauxmum

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

had my wisdom tooth out on fri and still in pain





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