Friday the 20th

Today I had another dream, this one all together too real and too annoying: I dreamed my alarm o’clock was going off. Loudly and persistently. And I was going to be late.

So I snapped up awake and grabbed for the alarm.

Only to discover that the alarm was not going off, and it was about 4:30 in the morning.

That was Not Nice.

Not Nice At All.

Especially considering I’m either nursing a sleep deficit or else am fighting something off, or something. Probably the part about not getting myself to bed quite as early as I ought.

Yesterday at work I finally broke down and whined, mid-morning, that I was hungry, tired, had a headache and didn’t want to go to school. I was saved by a very nice therapist who shared her secret candy stash with me, which help with the hungry, tired and headache, but didn’t get rid of the school. (Must be I didn’t eat enough.) At any rate, it kept me vaguely human until 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

At three o’clock, my headache came back with a vengeance; it began to pulse. Throughout physics lab, my eyes became increasingly glassy and crossed. Finally, it was five o’clock and I could go home.

It wasn’t until I was in the car, on the road, that I realized exactly how tired I was. My eyes were closing. I was attempting to keep them open, but no matter how high I raised my eyebrows, my eyelids persisted in squinting. I reached for the radio. Oh. Yes. It was nonfunctional. I opened all the windows. The outdoors was a very comfortable temperature, and did little to wake me up.

Not Nice. Not Nice At All.

I did make it home, and technically I don’t think my eyes actually closed. But I’m not sure that I really “saw” much of anything. It certainly made me contemplate the benefits of caffeine. I made myself a new rule:

“Next time you whine that you are tired, hungry, have a headache, and don’t want to go to school—go find caffeine and ingest it. NO EXCUSES!!”

For some reason I never really want to take in caffeine, but when one is doing things like driving, one must do the proper thing.

2 Responses to Friday the 20th

  1. Oh, wow. I had a feeling when I heard your alarm go off today that you were really, really tired and really, really didn’t want to get up for it, I guess I was right. I didn’t realize you were THAT tired though. Hope you’re able to get more sleep.

  2. Say, could you ask her to share her candy stash with me, too? 🙂

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