Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I understand the concept of insomnia, but for the most part, I’m asleep within seconds of getting into bed. Ten years ago, I quit my consulting job, one where we worked such crazy hours that we were dangerously exhausted. Once, I meant to walk through a doorway and missed, hitting the wall so hard that I fell to the floor. In a much scarier situation, a colleague woke up in his car, going 70 miles an hour on the freeway.

I learned a lot from “the Firm,” but it was the right time to move on. About five months after leaving, I lay awake in bed for almost thirty minutes. I prodded SwingDaddy on the shoulder. “I think I’m sick! I’ve been staring at the ceiling for ages.”

He pointed out that this is normal. Normal people wind down before going to sleep – they don’t collapse in a sudden heap on a nightly basis. Oh, ok. It took months of recovery before my body was rested enough to gently go to sleep.

Things are stressful at the office these days, and the children are darling, but demanding. I’m feeling tired, tired, tired all the time. Next week’s personal project is going to be getting more sleep. I’m looking forward to it, even if I never catch up with the sleep debt.

Two reasons to be cheerful.


Desiree said...

Cute picture! We have the same Ikea table and chairs (who doesn't?!) and I can't wait for both boys to be able to sit there together too. :)

Mayberry said...

We don't have that table :) but it's adorable and so are they!

Hope you get those ZZZZs.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm with you. Tired all the time, collapsing in a heap at the end of the day. I think I might need to make a project of getting more sleep too.

Damselfly said...

Hey! I recognize the IKEA table and chairs! Very colorful. We have the same chairs but the round table.

I hope you can get some rest soon.

Mamacita Tina said...

It's amazing how we function at all with so little sleep. Here's hoping you find some well deserved sleep.