Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Up All Night

My thoughts in the wee small hours of the morning.

I guess I'll get ready for bed.  Oh, but Joel will be home from his trip in a bit and it would be nice if the kitchen was clean.  He's a man and probably doesn't care, but I'll have to clean it sometime and it's only 9:00.  I have all night.

Kitchen looks good, but maybe I should put the receipts in the computer and pick up the desk, too. 

Since I'm here, I may as well check Facebook.  And Pinterest.  And my email.  Don't get sucked into Ellen clips on YouTube.  Just. Say. No.

Holy Cow!  I'm glad I read that email-- I have to finish that project for church!  I have to get that done tonight!    I can still do this.  I doubt it will take more than 30 minutes.

Wow, I really underestimated this one.

Sounds like Joel is home.  I know he's not feeling well, I should go up there and see if he needs anything.  Maybe I need some chips and salsa.  I know I need a drink.

Now that Joel's in bed, I have to finish that computer project.  Gotta finish it.  Want to sleep.... but I have to finish it!

Will I ever go to bed tonight?

Thank you, Lord.  I can finally go to bed and-- oh no.  Cael's Valentines!  Why did I tell him I'd stuff the envelopes?  Even though he ripped and had to rewrite seven of them, this seems like it shouldn't be my responsibility.  Then again, more than half of the stuff I do isn't really my responsibility, is it?

Who gets a papercut on their tongue?

Just go to bed.  Don't worry about your makeup or contacts.  NO!  You have to take it off.  Your face will fall off and your eyes will hurt if you don't.  It will be okay!  You need the sleep!  No, it's not worth five minutes of sleep.  Yes it is!

Maybe those five minutes would be better spent researching therapists.

Ahhh.  This bed is so comfortable.  I'm so tired.  I'm gonna fall asleep so fast.

If Joel could just stop snoring for a couple of minutes, I could fall asleep.  I don't want to wake him up, but maybe if he rolled over onto his side, he'd be quieter.

"Psst.  Hey, can you roll onto your side?"

"I am on my side."

"No you're not.  You're on your back."

"This is my side."

"No, it's not!"

Must be nice to be so asleep that you can't properly identify your body parts.

This is the loudest that anyone ever snored.

Nope, this is.

If I go to sleep now, I can still get 3.5 hours of sleep.  Okay, sleep!

Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, ninety-nine bottles of beer.  Take on down, pass it around, ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall.  I'd take a beer about now.

Shut up, Joel!!!  2.75 hours left to sleep.  I think I might never get to...

...sleep.  I'll never get to sleep, ever.  It has to be almost 4:00 in the morning.  Wait!  5:45?  How did that happen?  I don't even feel like I slept!  Okay, if I reset my alarm and skip the snooze, I can sleep for 45 more minutes.  That will help, and Joel is pretty quiet now.  THIS IS MY CHANCE.

"Mommy, where is my light saber?"

"Why are you awake?"

"I'm looking for my light saber."

"I don't know where it is, Cael.  You need to be in bed.  See, it's still dark out and I'm trying to sleep!"

"I know it's dark.  That's why I need a light saber!"

"Just go back to bed until your light comes on, Cael."


"...and then I told Graham that he's not a real ninja like me because he doesn't know how to fight with weapons and stuff.  Right, Mommy?  Mommy?"

"I'm sorry, Cael.  I wasn't listening.  I'm so tired."

"Then you need to go to bed sooner, Mommy.  Maybe that wasn't a great decision."

Does CPS consider tar and feathering to be child abuse?

1 comment:

  1. Mary, I totally get what you feel! every night i vow to myself that i will sleep earlier, but oh no! apparently, my brain has been wired to go into super crazy woman mode exactly at 12 am!! and once your watching one Ellen video, you HAVE to watch them all, everyone knows that right? :)


Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.