Today was a designated stay home and sleep in day, and I rose to the challenge. I am hoping that it means the next week or two will be less drowsy like the happy accident that was last time I did this. I won’t really know until tomorrow; all I know for today is that my head feels sparky and that I still am most desirous of all things with caffeine.
Still, I cannot complain about today. The sun is shining (though I’ve not risked going out yet), we smited the chores yesterday – all that’s really left is to attempt that thing known as relaxation. I’ve not done a very good job thus far; I might have booted up a game, but I managed to distract myself with math instead. Years of working with language means that my math ended up severely rusty, so it’s definitely and emphatically not my idea of a fun thing to do yet. It’s a holdover from before I had my child, you see – if I stopped doing things, I risked falling asleep on the spot. That is, unless it was time to go to bed, then I could never get to sleep. Shift work and general poor health meant that my body was forever confused and exhausted, so I always had to keep busy to keep myself from losing an entire day to unrestful sleep. Yes, unrestful – while I can do these occasional naps now and feel refreshed, I would wake up feeling groggier and sick from it. What point of taking a nap, whatever the lack of sleep, if you wake up feeling miserable?!
Ah well, it just goes to show that life is a non-stop process of learning and adjusting. I guess that’s what keeps it interesting, right? 😉