Monday, May 11, 2009

When the Days and Nights are Backwards

A funny thing happened during trial - my days and nights became all days and now I can't find my nights.

I can't sleep. At least not when I'm supposed to.

Last night I bopped around the house alone (kids began their stint with Ex) and did laundry until 130 a.m. I kept telling myself to GO TO BED. I knew I had to get up at 530ish which became 6ish which became 630shitish-my-hair-is-a-disaster-and-I-have-a-big-meeting-today. But I just wasn't sleepy last night.

Even after a kickass weekend. Saturday we gardened and cleaned and ate out and went shopping and should be all tired right? Nope watched old movies til 230 a.m.

Up at 7 a.m. with the dogs, who decided rolling in Deer Poop would be a fun Mother's Day present. So before teaching Sunday School I got to bathe 2 dogs and then try to dry and brush them. Stinky? 2 minutes total all the way around. Queen Bee? I should still be brushing her. And the bathroom floor? Looked tan instead. Could not see the black tile, I kid you not. Thankfully the 16YO's finally woke up and quickly vacuumed for me.

the Rest of Mother's day was awesome - Daughter had a soccer game, I had a soccer game. I have learned to score and win and play my ass off without hurting it. This is a major accomplishment!

so when I got home at 10 pm from my game? Wasn't I tired after 4 hours of sleep the night before and a lot of "running" around? Apparently not.

So today? I fell asleep as soon as I got home from work at 5pm. And slept until 9pm. And now? I'm wide awake. Doing the project I should have done today. Oh wait, I think I'm blogging actually instead of working. Meaning tomorrow? Will be another day of 4 hours of sleep.

How do I get my nights back where they belong??!!


just jamie said...

Maybe you need to find a friend with a newborn. Those little buggars sure know how to make me beg for sleep. ;)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Jamie nailed it--you'd be begging for sleep in a heartbeat.

Tracy said...

I love when these mixed-up days/nights kick in. Productivity rules!

J.G. said...

I was going to suggest exercise but you already tried that.

Try a ritual (glass of milk and a boring book?) at a bedtime hour and see if you can't get sleepy despite yourself. Shoot for sleeping at midnight instead of 2 a.m.

As you already found out, a nap from 5 to 9 p.m. is definitely a no-no.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have never had this issue. I don't know how to help. Sounds like you are getting stuff done though...that is a good thing.
I know this is a crazy idea......but have you thought of cutting down on the diet coke?
Ok, don't throw anything at me, please.
It was just a suggestion!!! geeze.

mo.stoneskin said...

I find reading before sleeping helps. Blogging instead of working is, um, commendable!

Philly said...

Tylenol PM

Katy said...

Benedryl is the most awesome drug ever known to man when it comes to making yourself sleep when you're supposed to instead of in the middle of the day.

Just don't wash it down with a Diet Coke. ;-)

ModernMom said...

Ummmm Have another baby? That might screw your internal clock up again and set you straight? LOL