Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday in your face

Good Morning World. It's time for Insomniac Theater! Woke up at 1:00 this morning and could NOT get back to sleep. This always makes me so very happy. Nothing like starting out the week exhausted and crabby. **sigh**

I am pretty sure my neighbors don't appreciate my sleepless nights either. I put Emma out when I got out of bed at 2:12 this morning and she immediately ran to the very back of our yard and started barking like a mad dog. Nothing carries on a cold winter night like the sound of a dog barking. Then the sound of a tired woman in owl pajamas shivering in the doorway making kissing noises and whisper yelling "Emma!" and shaking the treat container. Yup. People know when I am up.

Then Emma curls up on her bed in the den while I amuse myself with the Internet, sighing a lot and getting excited for food every time I get up and go to the kitchen for more coffee. On a normal day when I wake up, it means the food will happen for the cat and the dog very soon. So when I wake up hours early - it's chaos. The cat has a timed feeder because she used to wake me up when she thought it was time to eat by standing on my sleeping form. Then the claws would come out when just walking on me didn't work. (ouch.) Then she figured out that I put my glasses on when I would get up, so she took to walking to my night stand and batting my glasses on the floor. That's when we decided to get a battery operated feeder.

 Here she is at 2:40 in the morning licking the empty bowl. She pretty much walks around glaring at me all morning because the food is not happening. Add to that I took her out of the bedroom where my husband is sleeping - so she can't go into that room. She will make the occasional walk to the bedroom door and claw frantically at it hoping she can get in. That makes for a fun game too. I will go and shush her away and when she hears me retreat and start typing again she will start back up.

Good times.

So that is what my Insomnia mornings look like. Add to that me wondering how early I can go into work for the day so I can leave early as I know I will be a wreck by around noon when I am up at this hour. I generally don't go in early on insomnia mornings - but I think I will today.

Insomnia days are just so hard. My brain is moosh. I can't generally knit much because I do bad things to patterns when I try. Any form of exercise is out. My diet takes a hit because I don't know when to eat and get confused about hunger and tired. (If I get up at 1:00 and eat breakfast at 4:00 do I eat lunch at 10:00 and and dinner at 3:00 and then second dinner at 7:00????) And if I go into work early THAT will throw everything off too. And if I go in early and come home early can I or should I take a nap or am I better off just going to bed early and trying to get a long sleep so I don't end up not being able to sleep a second night in a row? Meh. I know when I can't sleep it's going to be a long long day.

Wish me luck!


Inthesky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bleurghhh! I know the feeling! I try to stay in bed and snooze like a cat. It is like a role play, if I get up and make drinks and stuff then I have no hope of sleeping and like you by noon I am 'as dead as a doughnut!' I wish you an easy passage to 'The Land of Nod' tonight and sweet dreams! :)

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Inthesky It's rough isn't it? Sleep is so important! I am home from worn now and I think I might be drooling on myself a little bit. Looking forward to a hot shower and some sweat pants followed by a nice long sleep. :) Thanks for the well wishes!

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@Inthesky And when I said "home from worn" I meant "Home from work." Freudian Slip there. ;)

Ashley W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't have problems sleeping, but I'm lucky if I can sleep the whole night and even luckier if I get to sleep past 6:30a, even on my days off. I'm barely 23 and I've started going to bed at the same time as Eric's mid-70's grandparents. It's just a matter of committing to a sleep schedule and not letting your body argue with you.

In the meantime, I wish you all the best zzzz's the world can offer.

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@ Ashley W. I tend to fall asleep with no problem, but I will wake up between 1:00 and 3:00 in the morning and not be able to fall back asleep. It kills me! My brain starts spinning in circles and I am just a mess. I was thinking my improved diet and exercise would help - but I still struggle. **shrugs** Such is life. :)

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