Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Snoozefest

I feel like I could sleep for a year. Just crawl into bed, pull the covers up over my head and catch a record number of z's. Sunday night was a total write-off as far as sleep goes and it was a struggle for me to get out of bed the next morning. Last night I slept like a log, but again this morning I could barely drag my self into a vertical position when the alarm went off. I almost didn't. I told myself I was ahead of schedule with my revisions, I had a four-day weekend coming up and could get lots done then. Just take the morning off, catch another two hours of sleep...yawn...do it...the seductively evil voice in my head whispered.

I was thisclose to giving in, but then my legs swung over the edge of the bed of their own volition, some strange muscle memory taking over and propelling me out of my cozy bedroom and down the stairs to feed and water the dog. I think I may have groaned the whole way, my eyes still closed.

I'm not sure why I'm so tired of late. Maybe I just need a restful vacation. The week I took off this summer was spent in Reno, and as anyone at the conference can attest, that was pretty much go go go the full five days I was there. The Nothing weekend helped a little, but it wasn't nearly long enough. Now I have four blissful days stretching out before me. No ball games scheduled, nothing but a trip down to my parents camp Saturday night where I plan to catch up on my reading. I saw my salvation in the extra long weekend until somewhere between making the coffee and pouring my cereal into the bowl it struck me...

I have 2 cords of split wood being delivered this weekend that needs to be stacked into the shed. Groan... My back and shoulders ache just thinking about lugging countless trips with the wheelbarrow back and forth...back and forth...long, relentless days of nothing but load, wheel, unload, stack, repeat. I bang my head against the counter nearly upsetting my bowl of Vector cereal.

Where's a manservant when you need one?

7 comments:

Peggy said...

Ahh, that picture is so cute!

I remember the days when we had a wood burning stove and all that lugging and stacking. Promised myself if ever have another fireplace it will be gas! But you can't beat the smell and coziness of the real thing. I do miss that. Especially at Christmas.

Donna Grant said...

well, you made my day with that picture. I just love it. :)

I feel for you with the wood. We don't get that cold (and snow only every 15 years or so, if you could call it snow since it melts as soon as it hits the ground) where I live.

kacey said...

cute pic!

Hm...stacking that wood sounds horrible. And it's so hot hear, I just can't even think about fires yet!

Michelle said...

I love the picture! LOL. And yes, a barechested man servant would be nice. ;)

Kelly said...

Yeah its been hot here all month and its supposed to be again this weekend. But easier to do it when its hot than when its freezing cold I guess! At least I can work on my tan at the same time.

Melissa Marsh said...

I know what you mean about being tired! I could take several naps a day lately. Doesn't help when you're trying to get things done, that's for sure!

Nikki said...

Vector cereal? Someone needs some iron. Steak and eggs, baby, that'll perk you up!

No, seriously, just some time off would be good. Plus it's ungodly humid this week, which I'm sure ain't helpin'.

And that reminds me... we need to get wood. I have to admit, at times like this it is handy to have a guy around to stack it. However, you have to pick his underwear up off the floor for a solid year as a tradeoff. I know, I know, small price to pay...