Thursday, October 10, 2013

DAY EIGHT - Zoned Out

It's been my observation that it takes at least a week to adjust to a major time zone change. When Doug has traveled to China or Singapore or Abu Dhabi in the past, he's just about made the adjustment to local time when he has to turn around and come home. And then it's another week before he's feeling normal again in "Hoboken Time". So I guess it should come as no surprise that both of us are still struggling a bit with our sleep/wake cycles.
In the evenings we absolutely hit the wall, literally passing out sound asleep much earlier than we would back home. That would be fine if we then slept 7-8 hours or even 5, but instead we find ourselves waking before dawn and unable to fall back asleep. Those of you who know Doug know that he is not a Morning Person. Not by a long shot. So when I tell you that he got out of bed at 7:30 this morning on his own, you will appreciate the magnitude of what I am saying! 
Today is the first day of the Abu Dhabi weekend and our first real weekend here, so in true Carlson fashion Doug is surfing the web researching brunch possibilities for us. We do love our brunch. It's been a crazy, stressful and exciting work week for Doug, so now it's time to explore and play. Let the weekend commence. Stay tuned ;-)

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