Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Now you know why I'm crabby all the time

Sleep, slumber, 40 winks, visiting the Land of Nod; whatever you call it, I need it. I'm an 8-hour a night kind of girl. Oh, I'm not saying I get 8 hours... rather, that's the minimum requirement if I hope to even remotely resemble a human being the next day and not some quivering mass of cranky, useless goo.

But staying up too late, having troubles falling and staying asleep, and having a child that requires nighttime intervention a few nights a week have hugely diminished my sleeping abilities.

That is why when Elise's piercing shrieks awoke me at 5:45 this morning (totally not her fault, the poor girl is teething... at almost 19 months, she still has only 4 teeth and I think the rest of them are erupting simultaneously), I was utterly dismayed to remember that I had been dreaming about grocery shopping before I woke up.

Seriously, subconscious? Even when I'm asleep, I still have to do drudge work? It's supposed to be a time for rest! There was one interesting part where I was talking about the band
KLF to another shopper, mentioning that they had done a duet with Tammy Wynette. Why my brain decided to dig up this nugget of information, I'll never know.

I woke up as I was meandering towards the bread section with a coupon in hand. Hah... I'm cheap even in my dreams.

Hopefully tonight I won't be dreaming of doing something like scrubbing the toilets, folding laundry or vacuuming; I work hard enough during the day to avoid those tasks, I shouldn't have to do it at night too.

4 comments:

Val said...

Don't you hate those bizarre work day dreams? There should be a pill you can take to produce delightful vacation type dreams.

On another note, I have a KLF cd, and I'm not even sure why. I do remember putting it on when I needed to clean my apartment eons ago. That was a long time ago in a life far far away.

Kim said...

That's hilarious!!! You made me laugh out loud...so much so, I couldn't just type lol. :-)

Curdie said...

I had a dream about laundry. I agree, it stinks.

Little Loveys Mom said...

I'm an eight hr girl too! not that i get it all in one chunk mind you! sorry about the teething! but i can see how they might all decide to come at once!