Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sleep Deprivation?

I've been driving my husband nuts lately. This is nothing new, but I'm taking it to great heights. I have been doing things without actually paying attention to what I'm doing. This is also nothing new, but definitely worse than even my usual lack of spatial awareness. I'm leaving cabinet doors open, lights on, the stool keeps getting left in the middle of the kitchen floor, laundry left in the washing machine for hours... I'm surprised I haven't found cereal in the fridge and milk in the cabinet yet (yes, I've done that).

Last night hubby and I were getting ready for bed. I flossed. I rinsed with Plax to loosen my plaque. I used my gum massager. I rinsed with Act fluoride rinse. I then go to open the door to leave and hubby gave me a weird look.

"Aren't you going to brush your teeth?"

I gave him a weird look right back. Huh? Didn't I just... oh my gosh! I never actually brushed my teeth! The worst part was that I couldn't remember NOT doing it. I had to feel my toothbrush to see if it was wet. It was dry, of course.

Then I asked him if he was going to go pee before we left the bathroom. He rolls his eyes. Apparently he had already done that right in front of me a couple of minutes prior.

This is bad. I can't blame it on mommy brain anymore, can I? I mean, my son is almost 2.5!

I admit I haven't been sleeping well lately. The other night I woke up with a pain in my neck and down my spine. After an hour of tossing and turning, I took some Tylenol. After a half an hour, still in pain, I decided to give my hunny a break and move to the living room. I set up some pillows and blankets on the floor and figured I'd be up the rest of the night. But, I actually fell asleep within minutes and stayed there until morning. I woke up, stood up (but stayed hunched like a cave-man from being so sore) and hobbled into my bedroom where clueless hubby stares at my wild messed-up hair. "Where've you been?" I had to think about it. Where had I been?

This afternoon, I came out to the living room after putting P down for a nap and was going to do my push-up/squat/sit-up program. But I forgot. I just now remembered. I have precious little time left now before I have to start making dinner. I planned chicken noodle soup and cornbread. It's 81 degrees inside with the AC on.

"A truly good wife is the most precious treasure a man can find!" - Proverbs 31:10 (maybe it's because they're rare?)


Mamatoosi said...

OK, I must add this... I just came to my computer to find a specific corn bread recipe and I sat staring at the screen for about 4 minutes, not remembering why I wanted to go on the computer, but knowing there was something...

Eartaste said...

Doesn't sound fun, but the good news is it hasn't spoiled your writing ability.

tanya said...

You need a good nights sleep my love. It's so hard to come by isn't it? I am so tired right now and would love to sleep well but this is just a dream I have since I haven't been able to achieve this in ages - haha.
Take care

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