Monday, March 10, 2008
To Sleep or Not To Sleep...
I'm blogging this morning about the only thing on my mind: Sleep (or lack thereof).
I'm exhausted, and not looking forward to the day of juggling ahead of me. I've already been tired a lot lately, and I was looking forward to the weekend to catch up on some precious zzz's.
Friday night I stayed up late to write. Worthy cause, and I figured I could make up for the lack of sleep on Sunday. But Friday night it snowed and I was awake at 6am, worrying about the roads and the fate of our local RWA meeting (I'm on the board). We finally decided to cancel. That night the hubby wanted me to watch a movie with him, one we couldn't see until our children were in bed, so it was late to bed that night too.
No problem. Sunday is usually a good sleep day, the one day of the week I can fit in a nap. But the time changed and my children got up early. I dragged myself, very grumpily, out of bed and made muffins. Then proceeded to spend the morning cleaning and clearing. Right about nap time, the hubby decides to go into town. Uh oh, no one to run interference and sure enough, the children made noise all afternoon. No nap.
Okay, I'll go to bed early. And I did—9:30. Only to have the hubby come to bed too. Oh, alright... Finally, everyone leaves me alone so I can sleep. Until 4am. I hear the youngest crying in his room. Finally get him settled again, get me settled again. No sleep. The brain won't shut down. Takes over an hour to drift off. I jerk awake to find the oldest standing near my bed. She had a bad dream. Comfort dispensed, I glance at the clock. 5:50. Great. I lay there, determined to get just a little more sleep, but no dice. The alarm finally forces me from my warm cocoon at 6:30am.
Now I'm tired, grouchy, tired, and wishing I could make my house empty for about 3 hours so I could get some much-needed, good-mood inducing SLEEP!!!