I Should be Asleep


I’ve been in bed for more than an hour now. I read for a while. Yawned. Closed my eyes, but couldn’t doze off.

Tossed. Turned. Got up and had a talk with my reflection in the bathroom mirror. Took a drink of water. Now of course I’ll need to pee. But not right now—later when I’ve come close to slipping into some sweet dream.

There’s a headache working behind my left eyebrow, and an itch cropping up in various unreachable spots on my back. I’d wake Studly Doright to scratch for me, but he’s happily snoring and I hate to interrupt a man doing what he does best.

I’ve been under the weather for several days now. An upset stomach has me feeling BLAH. I’d take something to help me sleep, but that’s really not a great idea when one has a stomach virus.

So here I am, hoping to write myself into sleepiness. It could be working. I might have drifted off for a second or two. Yep. Now I need to use the facilities.


Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “I Should be Asleep”

  1. I hate that feeling. It always makes me sympathize with Michael Jackson’s propofol addiction… crappy sleep but it was instant!

    I hope you eventually dozed off.

    I’ve noticed I’m developing a weird weekend anxiety… always feeling like it’s actually a workday and I’ve somehow screwed up and am gonna be in trouble. That’s a new one for me.

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    1. That is a weird one. I always thought, though, that once I retired all that anxiety would dissipate and I’d be able to sleep with no trouble. Nope.


      1. Riiight? During my years of illness with no plans to work again, I still suffered from “sun night anxiety” nearly constantly!

        This new one is pissing me off! It happened again this morn.

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