Monday, October 15, 2012

A List

Today, I am tired. I am, in fact, miserable tired. I am a person who requires sleep. Lots and lots of sleep. I can't just catch a couple of hours here and there and be peachy-keen. No, I need eight solid hours at a time. If I go very long without that, I start to lose things. Like my sanity, my ability to finish sentences, my spelling prowess (Hah! Haha. No really.), and once, my house. No, really.

Over the past few days, the most sleep I got in a solid stretch was last night when I slept five hours. Why did I only sleep five hours last night? I can only assume it was because I haven't been to bed before 2 a.m. since I was seven (or Wednesday - look don't get all literal with me because I'm just not sure I can handle it right now).

So, rather than write paragraphs of witty narrative (oops) I'm going to write a list. Because lists seem easier to handle right now.

  1. I owe the library over $50. Because this time, when my kids lost books, they didn't have the decency to lose cheap-o easy reader titles. If I don't find these books soon, I'm going to have to move to a new county. Because I cannot live without library access.
  2. Partially because I've been using their free music download system and if they lock me out before I manage to download the entire Mumford and Sons repertoire at a pace of three songs a week, I will die. Die. A slow, painful death that lacks mournful, Brit accents.
  3. I just said Brit up there because I was not sure if I could spell British today. I always want to give it two t's.
  4. Other words I never spell right: Chief, Vacuum, and Executive. Please don't tell me that executive is basically phonetic and easy to spell. I don't have any idea why I can't spell that word. But it makes typing Chief Executive Officer a pain in the pants.
  5. On another note, I've had a headache since Saturday at 1 p.m. It waxes and wanes between unbearable and almost gone, but it has never quite gone away. I don't think I've ever had a multi-day headache. I thought it was caffeine withdrawal, so I have had enough caffeine in the last two days to power a steam engine for a month. I don't even know what that means.
  6. No, I do not think my caffeine consumption has anything to do with my sleep deprivation, why do you ask?
  7. Shut up.
  8. Look, I can't put down the Cherry Coke because I have to stay awake long enough to get home. 
  9. Yes, I promise that I'll put it down the minute I walk in the door. And then I'll make pasta for supper and make the girls pick up their toys so I can feel like I improved the house today without actually doing anything. Also, I will not decide that since I can't sleep, I should probably clean off my DVR since I'm down to less than 40% free space, leading to a late night Walking Dead marathon. But last nights episode was amazing. And super-goood. And some other less trite adjective. I should just call it epic and get it over with. 
  10. I just had a conversation with no one. Save me.


Cathy G. said...

I understand the lack of sleep - but mine's on the other end. I go to sleep just fine. I wake up at 2 am. Refreshed and wide awake. Until 6:50 am, when I finally fall deeply asleep. My alarm goes off at 7....

Suze said...

My friend told me her husband had caffeine withdrawal so bad over the weekend he got the chills and upchucked. Yowza.

Jessi said...

Mom-that would probably kill me. I'm such a wuss when it comes to sleep deprivation.

Suze-that sound awful. I've never had it that bad, but I'm running out of explanations for the headache.

Joni said...

I must tell you that I literally laughed out loud at 5-7. I'm very sorry you're having a hard time getting enough sleep - I'm right there with ya that if I don't get a solid 8 hours, I am completely useless. So I don't have much to tell you (besides cut back on the caffeine, eh?! This coming from the lady who just finished her 3rd cup of coffee at 3:30pm...) but that I understand! Hope it all resolves soon!

Jessi said...

Joni - I'm drinking Sprite today. I may fall asleep at my desk, but at least I won't be able to blame the caffeine anymore. :)