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This is why I don't go to bed at a normal hour. Last night I went to bed a midnight...I actually fell asleep... and woke up an hour later, raring to go. I tried to go back to sleep.. I explained to myself, "self, it isn't time to get up, it's still the middle of the night." Myself answered, "but I took a nap, I want to get up now." I again tried to explain to myself," no, you have to stay in bed and sleep like a normal person." But myself just wasn't buying it. I finally gave in at around two and I told myself, "self, I will give you an hour to get sleepy again abut then we are going to bed." We agreed, at least I thought we had, I finally dragged myself, kicking and screaming, to bed at about 5 am this morning.

That was my second mistake. You see, I promised Joe, my husband, that I would help him in the store today, so I knew I was going to be tired if I didn't get some sleep. I had to be up to take a shower at 8 am. He, being the awesome guy he is and knowing not only that I had gotten up at 2 am but that I hadn't come back to bed until 5 am, let me sleep until almost 9. So, I have been here at work all day, sitting behind a very boring desk, doing pretty much busy work (this does nothing to keep my mind occuppied, so I of course want to doze off every 5 seconds). I hate busy work, and the store is just not busy enough with people to keep my occuppied, so I am kind of here just to keep Joe company, but I'm not allowed to talk to HIM because he is concentrating on his very important job and HE can't do more then one thing at a time.

The OTHER Thing is I know that I can't take a nap when I get home. My oldest and her husband and her soon to be first child will be moving in with us soon and we have to get their rooms ready. That means moving all of the stuff that we have been storing in our two extra bedrooms, down to the garage. It keeps getting put off so that Joe can go fishing and the time is nearing very soon that they will be coming. You know, now that I think about it,,, it might not be a bad thing that I stay awake half the night once the baby is living with us. I can take the night shift and let Aley rest. You know, now that I think about it, this might not be a bad thing afterall, perhaps I shouldn't try to change my sleeping patterns quite yet.

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Comment by SydTheSkeptic on July 16, 2009 at 6:24pm
Drink some wine.
Comment by Jim on July 16, 2009 at 9:35pm
Being a night owl, I did something similar when our baby was born: I took the first half of the night's baby duty. Staying awake, for me, is a lot easier than being jarred awake by an infant's little cries.

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