Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm a Night Owl with Two New Awards

Sleep Pictures, Images and Photos
I am a night owl. I don't know when I turned into one. In my early school years, I ued to get up at 6am with my dad and loved every minute of morning ritual: watching news on TV, read newspaper, listening to music and enjoying nice breakfast.

I think when I started college years, things changed. I started to go out with my friends, partying the night away, come home late and getting up late. Now, if I go to bed at 1am, that's early. I have to wake up at 7 am for Ju Ju's school, so I usually get about 5 - 6 hours sleep. Posting blogs won't help the situation either. This takes up my free time A LOT.

My BFF Miss K gets up at 5:30 am. She goes to bed between 10:30 pm or 11pm. But she has to be at work by 7:30 am, so I guess that's normal? I really don't know what is normal anymore. I know that I stay up late. Sometimes way too late. And I really don't like it because I have to admit, I have tough time getting up sometimes. I enjoy sleep. I do.

So, my question to you everybody: Are you a night owl or early bird??? What time do you wake up and what time do you go to bed??? Would you help Maki sleep early than 1 am???

On a different note:

I'm so lucky to have such wonderful blog friends. I know that I would not be here on blogsphere still today posting about my daily life without your help. Thank you so much!!!

Having said that, two of my good blog friends have presented me two Awards recently. I am very ecstatic and honored!!! It just sounds great to receive anything that adds "Awards" in the end. I really feel special like an Oscar winner.

First, The Rambler over at My Rambling Thoughts gave me the "Uber Amazing Blog!" Ya Hoo!!! She and I share something really deep - the island roots. I feel so connected to her even though we've only known each other for short time. Mahalo Girl!!!

The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites that:~ inspire you ~ makes you smile and laugh ~ gives amazing information ~ is a great read ~ has an amazing design ~ and/or any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
The rules of this award are:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 5 blogs that for you are Uber Amazing!
Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I need to follow the rules and pass this award to 5 people, but I am going to pass it on to four people for now. I will post to the rest @ later time.

Now franco over @ Rivermist Expressions gave me the Secret Gardent Award that he's created; which stands in recognition for individuals on the web that embrace and showcase creativity and imagination and/or a theme of fantasy, escapism, magic, religion, dreaminess or spiritualism. He's always been a huge supporter on my blog. I am so psyched about this!!!! Thank you so much Franco!!!

Now I need to pass this on to my 5 favorite arty, funny and creative people. Wait, I can't only come up with three people right now. I'll add 2 more later on!!

1. Dry as Toast
2. An Extended Vacation
3. La Mia Vita


Franco said...

I totally know what you mean, I kind of miss those days of waking up at 6, actually eatng breakfast watching tv in the early morning, with my backpack next to me waiting for my ride to take me to school. those days :(
I should'a taken pictures.

Dorkys Ramos said...

Aww thanks so much for the award Maki! I love it :)

I usually wake up at 7:30 no matter what day it is- my body is just used to it by now. That means by the time 11 rolls around it's way past my bedtime. I don't even know how I survive those late night outings anymore!

Rachel said...

I'm a night owl...i am not functionable before 9:30 am.

LipSmacker said...

Oh thank you hun!! I'm so excited! This is so sweet of you! I LOVE your blog and you definately deserve every award you get! :)

I go thru phases with my sleep, I used to be able to party all night and go to work after two hours of sleep and then party all night again! Since I turned 30 I seem to turn into a pumpkin at midnight! ;)

Carrin said...

I love to sleep! I usually go to bed around 11 on the weekday and wake up at 6:30. i don't get a chance to relax and do the whole breakfast thing though. I get up, get ready and then get the kiddies up and ready for school.
Weekends are another story! I stay up late and sleep in. That is my guilty pleasure!

Finding Normal said...

Awww, thanks!

ka1t_lyn said...

I am a total night owl, but I always have been. I'm talking 6 years old and not wanting to go to bed until 2 or 3am. I'm still the same way-- if I don't sleep in, I won't sleep. Say I get 3 hours of sleep on Sunday and wake up at 7am. I'll still stay up until 3am on Monday. I hate it!!

Bayjb said...

I am kind of a night owl especially on the weekends but not so much during the week. I tend to find still that I don't sleep in as much as I used to either. That I don't like.

Diamond said...

Very nice awards!

LadyStyx said...

Night owl here. Even when Im running a day schedule, I simply cannot get the body moving at a decent speed until AT LEAST 10:30am and, with a power nap in the middle, Im good to go until at least 3am....usually closer to 5-6am.

Maki said...

franco: I miss those days when I willingly woke up early morning.. Yep, you shoulda taken pictures or video:)

dorkys: 7:30 am even on weekends.. That's wow. I know what you're saying that your body is used to it - you automatically wake up.

I'm glad you loved it - thanks for being a good friend!

rachel: Aw you're a night owl, too! I loved the fact that you're not functional before 9:30am just because that's how I am too!!!

lipsmacker: I'm glad that you're happy about the award:) I love your blog too - you're so honest and I enjoy it very much!

I used to party after party almost every night. I'm a night owl, but I can't party like I used to..

carrin: I'm the same way! I sleep in on weekends - indeed a guilty pleasure!!!

finding normal: I hope you like the award! xoxo

kat1_lyn: I think my Ju Ju is exactly how you were 6. She is 5, but she wants to stay up as long as possible. It's hard to get her up in the morning for school.. But, wow, you do stay up late, girl - just like me:)

bayjb: Aww I'm so relieved that you're a night owl too!! Weekends are for the night owls to sleep in:)

diamond: Thanks honey:)

ladystyx: oh my, you're me! If I take a nap, I won't be able to sleep until crack of dawn!!!

Song of Style said...

i seriously hate waking up early..........
ur daughters are super gorgeous just like their mom!

Nicole Marie said...


Maki said...

Song of Style: I seriously would stay in bed if I don't have to wake up - getting up 10am was early before my kids.. Thank you sweet, you're so kind:)

Nicole Marie: You're welcome!

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