Too Tired to DealAugust 30, 2008
Lately I have been having trouble sleeping. I will fall asleep and the a few hours later, wake up, sweating and them have trouble falling back to sleep until after the kids go to school. That was until yesterday. I fell asleep right before the kids needed to get up for school. I woke them when the alarm went off and then fell back to sleep. If my kids hadn’t been annoying my roommate I would have missed getting them out the door. I fell back asleep again and slept until almost noon. I woke only briefly, to make lunch, and then fell back to sleep again. I slept off and on the rest of the day, dozing every time I leaned back in my chair. Heck, I even went to bed before my younger kids did, so I didn’t get to tell them goodnight. I woke up again in the middle of the night because one of my roommates friends was coming over and when she got here she woke me up, and kept me up. Now I can’t fall back to sleep.
I remember being able to do this a few years ago. Go for days on very little to no sleep and most of the time I didn’t crash either. I would just find a few extra minutes in the day to close my eyes, usually by going to bed a little earlier. This is something new and I really wish I could explain it. The sweating, I figure is because the house gets stuffy at night so my body is trying to tell me to wake up and turn on a fan or something. If this is the case though, then why can’t I fall back to sleep once I am comfortable?
All of this body clock drama has caused me to miss things in my kids lives. Tonight I know that my older kids didn’t listen to me and that my roommate had to deal with it. The kids snuck off from where they said they were going and didn’t let me know. I found out because my brother saw my son minus my daughter at the gas station. Apparently the gas station is where the school football game was held. Well when my kids got home some sort of arguing happened and I think there was something about the kids stories not matching up, again I don’t know because I was sleeping. I guess I will have to get to the bottom of this nonsense.
Well until later, I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. To those of you who have the weekend off, please be kind to those people who don’t and to those who are working, try to find time to enjoy the weekend.