July 19, 2008


One of the bad things about having a deployed husband and no job is that I don't have to do anything. Time is just one big fluid thing, and the distinction between separate days becomes arbitrary.

I have always been an insomniac, but having a husband with a set schedule helps keep me on a system. Now that he's gone, there's no reason to go get in bed. I end up promising myself 'just one more episode' or 'just one more chapter.' My bedtime creeps ever so later: 1AM, 2AM. Same with when I get out of bed; if there's no job to go to, and I stayed up until 2AM, why not sleep until 9:00? It's a bad cycle.

But last night, I found myself exhausted. I felt like I was drugged, I was so tired. Maybe it was the midnight drive home from DC catching up to me, I don't know. But I shut the lights out last night at 8:45, before it was even dark outside. And I woke up this morning at 7:45. That's a heck of a slumber.

Oh, and trust me, I am enjoying it while it lasts. There's my silver lining to not having kids yet; I can sleep for 11 hours if I need to.

Posted by Sarah at July 19, 2008 08:14 AM | TrackBack

I know exactly what you mean!! When I got off work this afternoon my thought was that I don't have to be anywhere in particular until Monday morning. I just have time to fill.

I find I have to set even little goals for each day just so I feel like I haven't completely wasted the day way while Nerdstar's away - even if it's just cleaning the bathtub!

I'm having a hard time with the "just one more episode" of Buffy lately.

Posted by: Beth at July 19, 2008 01:40 PM

Sleep is a beautiful thing!

M1 left today to visit her dad's family and M2 leaves tomorrow to hang out at my mom's while I study like a fiend.

Your dilemma will become mine. I MUST stay on a respectable sleep schedule so I'm ready to go in NINE days, but it will be hard to put myself to bed and get up when I need to when no one is around asking for Fruit Loops and Noggin-on-demand.

Posted by: Guard Wife at July 19, 2008 01:41 PM