Friday, October 05, 2012
For the past week, I have not been able to sleep hardly at all. I think I'm getting 2, maybe 3 hours of sleep on a good night. I'm fairly sure it's because I fubared my sleep schedule last Friday night when my work schedule turned weird (had to do last-minute rearranging of shifts to cover a sick coworker) and I decided that rather than attempt to sleep between midnight and 3am between jobs that I would just stay awake instead.
That did not go well. Driving my paper route without any rest probably did not make me the safest driver on the roads. I was tired and dizzy. I did sleep quite well after the route but....well, since then, I've been spending hours each night just tossing and turning. Last night, I finally gave up and spend three hours just reading, then went back to tossing and turning. It was 2am when I notice the clock, and I fell asleep somewhere between then and 3am, so not a lot of sleep. I did get a couple hours after coming home from the paper route.
It sucks, because I typically go to the gym after the paper route. Guess what I haven't done all week? I've been getting other exercise in (hiked Sugarloaf on Fidalgo Island yesterday....a short hike, but very steep), but I really would like to get some sleep at some point. I'm hoping in the next week or so things will go back to normal, because I really am not liking this whole no-sleeping thing.
On the bright side, I've finally finished reading "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo". It's a longish book. I somehow missed it in the films, but in the book it's clear that Blomkvist is a total Mary Sue! It's almost agonizing. I wish I could physically reach into the text and yank him out and beat some personality and dimension into him, it's that aggravating! Augh! I'm still going to finish reading the trilogy, though...