Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Just Awoke From a Nap, Actually...


*Doesn’t it look comfy?

I have been given the gift of time by being fired by a shrill, red-headed anti-christ of a bitch and I have chosen to use this gift by sleeping. 

When this whole “Not having a job” phenomenon started, I was still on my working internal clock.  I would go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up around 9:00.  That was when I was trying to stay busy and productive and I thought it would be only be a few weeks until I had a job again. 

Oh how delusional I was...

Now I am lucky if I wake up by 11:00. However, do not let this fool you into thinking that I am getting insane amounts of sleep. I am not. 

No matter what time I go to bed, usually around 11:00 or so since David has to actually get up and go to work, I stay up reading for an hour or two. Reading is my only vacation from the sucktitude of having nothing to do, my only way to escape.  And then I go to sleep. At 2:30 every morning, I wake up.  I am usually up for a few hours watching tv and then I fall back asleep and wake up at my normal time, too dang late for an old lady like me to be sleeping.  

And I would be lying if I said I didn’t take a nap most days, as well. I do. I wake up, read for a few hours and then I end up falling back asleep.  I used to feel badly about this, but not so much anymore. What else do I have to do? Nothing. I literally have all the time in the world to do whatever needs to be done. If anyone has any errands that need to be run while you are at your pesky job, let me know.  

I used to feel worthless when I would sleep past 10:00. Since I was working all week long, my weekends were days I could get stuff done, however we all know that on my weekends I like to do absolutely nothing. But I felt I was accomplishing more by getting up at a reasonable hour and then doing nothing.

I suppose I could use this time to volunteer, do charity work, cure cancer, raise awareness of the evilness of buying from floor covering distributors, but I would much rather be lazy than productive.  Sleeping is fun, you should try it some time. 

And now that it is getting colder outside, I relish every sleeping minute.  You know when you get up for work in the morning and it is freezing and you have to avoid frostbite before you get in the shower? Yeah. I don’t have to do that. I can stay in my warm bed all day if I feel the need. You can apply for jobs all day long in bed.

* Yes, there are six pillows on our bed. Four of them are Davids.  And, yes, I am making that blanket currently.  


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