Monday, August 10, 2009

On a picket fence

I was blessed to be born with the ability to sleep anywhere, at any time. Literally. I never had to be lying down or even comfortable. I could sleep sitting up, if necessary. My mom used to say I could sleep on a picket fence.

This blessing had been one of my favorites. Sadly, it has left me.

Nothing is bothering me (well, other than having to get my house ready for the 25+ people coming to my son's birthday party next week, my husband's softball injury that *might* require surgery and having to ship this one off to Kindergarten in a few weeks.) I toss and I turn and I do it a little more. I listen to my husband snore (maybe THAT's it - who am I kidding, we've been together for 8 years. I've almost tuned it out completely.) and I listen to the fan make these very odd noises.

People, I need to sleep. I require more sleep than most human beings on the planet. I enjoy staring at the backs of my eyelids. I DO NOT enjoy drinking my weight in coffee, just to function throughout the day.

Maybe.....just maybe I'll relax a smidge after the birthday party is over. But, then, school starts....


Amanda: said...

Last night was the first time in a long time I slept like a rock, straight thru until morning. It was HEAVEN! Here's hoping tonight brings you the same :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Well, I can't sleep anywhere. I've never had that gift. But, thankfully I do sleep like a rock every single night. I have never taken that blessing lightly.

I hope tonight you get a wonderful night's rest :)


Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh girl, I hope you get that sleep. I need it, too. I know we all do. I do hope it comes.