Monday, January 14, 2013

I Hate When That Happens

When I wake up at 3am not groggy half-asleep wake up, but wide awake. My brain is traveling at the speed of light going through the pre-flight check of tomorrow''s to do list. Call that..check on this....No matter how many times I scream in my head for my brain to shut up, it does not obey. I'm up wide awake and ready to start the day. My only consolation is Himself is up, feet to the floor, ready to prep his classes which begin next week. That's his habit to get up at half past stupid and to do some work. I think he likes the alone time. A nap later, and he will be his usual chipper self.

I know if I do get up out of bed, the day's rythmn will be thrown off. I will crash mid-morning and be tired and cranky for the rest of the day. I try to roll over and go back to sleep. Try to stretch out and take up the entire bed. I try, for an hour, but I'm still wide awake. I get up make a cup of tea. Have some breakfast. Read blogs, and chit chat with Himself busily tapping at his keyboard. I read blogs, email. Darkness gives way to another grey, foggy day. The weather won't help as I need sunlight to function. I head back to bed. I'll be tired and cranky for the rest of the day. I hate when that happens.

Can you function on little sleep?


  1. Isn't that the truth. Is there a 'Can't Sleep' Yahoo group out there to join?:)

  2. Now that I’m ‘old’ I find my rhythms are getting skewed too. But I have the luxury of taking afternoon naps if I’ve gotten up at half past stupid. (A phrase that I’m going to steal, by the way, thanks!) LOL