Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Old Timers


For the past several nights I've been awakened between 4 and 5:00.



If I ignore whatever woke me up- bladder, hips, hunger... and turn over and go back to sleep, I'm alright.

If, however, like this morning, I get up and go to the bathroom or even if I just think about getting up for  too long, I'm doomed.

I'm doomed to a completely shortened sleep.

I'm doomed to be guaranteed to not fall back into a blissful haven of unconsciousness.

Doomed to spend the rest of the sleeping hours with my brain as active as a brain on 5 hours of sleep can be.

And the worst of it, as I lay ruminating on it all this morning before I gave in and started up the computer to send some emails and see if the Swiss Daughter was online to chat, is that- to add insult to injury, not only is my body doing these strange "wake- up- in- the- middle- of- the- night- like- an- old- person" things...

I'm spending far too much time talking about it.


If this is 43, I shudder to think what's coming next!


  1. Lauralea, Trust me, you shouldn't be getting "old-timers" yet, in other words, not being able to sleep. You should have many,many years in you yet to be worrying about that. But then again ---------

  2. "If this is 43, I shudder to think what's coming next!"


    Welcome to middle age.


  3. Is not waking at all hours of the night a "baby" thing to do? Maybe you're pregnant?

    Does that make you feel better?

  4. um, maybe Jesus is just waking you up so you can call me.

  5. Hey, what's with this "old People" thing anyway?You would think "old" was a nasty word.