Monday: Gideon takes me to work by 4:45 a.m. Then he goes to school from 8-10 a.m. Then he goes to work from about 4-9 p.m. then he picks me up from work, where I've been for the last 16 hours.
Tuesday: Gideon drops me off at school by 8 a.m. then rushes to his 8:15 class. He goes to work till about nine and picks me up from school, where I've been for the past 13 hours.
This is about how the rest of our week goes until Saturday, which day I get off from school early at about five. Last night we made it to a 7:20 temple session (we were fighting the occasional nod off), made it home by around ten, and by about 11 we were both asleep on the living room floor, next to a bottle of Excedrin which has been my best friend this week (I think my body is rebelling against my lack of sleep by trying to make my brain explode. Literally). This entire week, I haven't fallen asleep in the same place twice. It's usually on the couch or the floor while Gideon is doing math homework. I don't even remember it because lately sleep just creeps up behind me and hits me over the head. I keep waking up in our bed and every morning I have to ask Gideon "where did I fall asleep last night?" He usually has some strange behavioral stories to tell me about too. Apparently I'm kind of a wierd one when I'm half asleep. Although one night, he crawled onto the floor by me to tell me that he had so much homework, I was going to have to go to bed by myself. We woke up in that exact spot at about 2 a.m. But that is how things have been lately. But in between it all, we eat together, we laugh a lot, we manage to have fun, and we really are happy. Picture of the week:
One night this week we decided to have breakfast for dinner. I always LOVED when my parents would decide to do this. It blew my mind to think that we could eat breakfast food AT NIGHT. SO COOL mom and dad. So we made waffles. I convinced Gideon that I was perfectly capable of making them all by myself (he's a better cook than I am these days... I already burned a huge blister onto my wrist trying to make toast in a frying pan because we don't have a toaster). The waffles were great but as you can tell, I'm not the best at estimating how much batter should be poured into the maker.