Don’t go to bed early.
Last night was nice. It was the first night this week it seems that there wasn’t a ton of things going on. No ballgames to run, no computers to work on, no shopping or bowling or anything like that. Just a good evening to lay low and relax.
Andrea and I hung out and messed around on the computer for a while, then watched some TV. Ended up playing Crusin’ USA for a while and went coast to coast in just over 20 minutes. By about 8:30, Andrea is beat and turning in, and I decide I’ll go lay in bed with her and read some of the new Guild Wars book. I knock out a couple chapters and I’m asleep by 9:00 myself.
Now I usually wake up several times during the night, so that’s no surprise. But I was laying in bed about 2:30 this morning and just dying of thirst. Infact I remember dreaming that I was driving some company van from Dodge City to Cimarron and thinking to myself “I hope I get there soon because I’m dang thirsty!”
So I lay there for a short while until I decide to go ahead and get up and get a glass of milk. Polish that off and go lay back down and sink into bed. I get nice, cozy and comfortable, but now for whatever reason my mind is completely awake. I mean full alert WIDE AWAKE. But knowing it’s 2:30 I try to convince myself that sleep is a good thing. I lay tossing and turning for an hour and a half, maybe drifting off once or twice. But come 4:15 I just said screw it and here I am. Up and at it.
I’m probably going to pay for this this afternoon and it’s going to throw off my sleep schedule all weekend. Oh well. At least I got a blog post out of it!