Friday, August 29, 2008

Sleep. I hear it's pretty great...

I'm tired. I'm always tired. I yawn all day. I sigh with weariness as I tote that barge, lift that bale*. If I'm always so tired - why is it I can't sleep at night? Well, ok, I do sleep SOME. But no more than five hours a night. And it's killin' me!

Today is a good example. Yesterday I worked at both Job # 1 and Job # 2.(I should mention, I'm a desk jockey - these are not strenuous jobs). I left Job # 2 at 7:15 pm and immediately went to an evening meeting, which didn't end until about 9:30 pm. I came home tired; went to be about 11pm. By 3:30 am I was wide awake and have been ever since (It's currently 5:50 am). I can't fall asleep for the life of me. But I guarantee you that when I'm driving to work at Job # 1, I'm going to be yawning and wishing I could take a nap.

I'm sure this ties in to getting older. Everything seems to be connected to getting older. Can you tell turning 50 is bothering me just a little bit?????

Well, here it is, time to wake Darling Daughter and get our day started. And guess what? I just cut loose with a giant yawn.

* "Ol' Man River", from the musical "SHOWBOAT"
Ol' Man River, Dat Ol' Man River,
He mus' know sumpin', But don't say nuthin',
He jes' keeps rollin', He keeps on rollin' along.
He don' plant taters, He don' plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em Is soon forgotten,
But Ol' Man River, He jes' keeps rollin' along.
You an' me, we sweat an strain, Body all achin' an' racked wid pain -
Tote dat barge!Lift dat bale! Git a little drunk, An' you land in jail...
Ah gits weary An' sick of tryin'; Ah'm tired of livin'An' skeered of dyin',
But Ol' Man River, He jes' keeps rollin' along.


noble pig said...

Oh that's a bummer, you do need more rest with all those jobs!

Queen Mommy said...

I am tired too. Sleep is elusive and when it come it is like gold.

Hang in there! And, um, try to get some shut eye...

MoziEsmé said...

Enough with those yawning pictures already! It's making me tired, and I need to get up and fix lunch . . .