Monday, March 5, 2012

Sleep...Where for are thou?

It's Monday, and I'm already exhausted. I spent a beautiful day on the water yesterday, cruising down the byways of the California Delta...put-putting along, wind in my hair, glass of nice Chardonnay, shrimp salad on crackers, blue herons on the shore, laughter of friends...great day.

Somewhere between trailering the boat and driving home I lost the beauty of it all. I guess the "resting" was over, because my brain kicked in...into overdrive, as is so often it's habit, and it didn't stop...all night long. It might be due to the two brownies I had on the boat (I'm supposedly "off" sugar) or the bag of pita chips I polished off in the truck (that converts into sugar, dummy) or the Girl Scout Thin mints I had at bed time (whoops, another infraction!) or maybe it was the indigestion that accompanied the shrimp salad that the Thin Mints and glass of milk was suppose to fix...whatever...it was the Daytona 500 in my brain...

11:05 p.m. Pit Stop. Check e-mail. What's that? yikes...is she having a big party? I told her I only had 60 necklaces to sell...I guess I have to make some more...I'll think about it tomorrow...Check blog. What am I going to post tomorrow...is Monday a good day to post? I have to work...

11:35 p.m. The green flag, Laps 1-3...I'm off to bed...settling my brain...relaxing...

11:45 p.m. Pit Stop, Laps 4-7. Did I go potty? I forgot to go potty. Dang...Go to the bathroom. No toilet paper. Geez... Did I take my vitamins. Yes, you did, Laurel... I hope my wrinkle cream starts working...hate getting old...

11:50 p.m. Laps 8-243 Sleep...perchance to dream.

3:30 a.m. Pit Stop, Laps 244-350...why am I awake? What time it is? Where's Dave? Guess he had too much sugar too...Darn it...I don't want to to make jewelry...I told her that...those red beads, I could mix them with that copper chain...and I have those pendants...I'll go through the pendants tomorrow...where did I put them...is my stomach getting flatter? Why are my legs twitching? I have got to get off the sugar....I wonder how Amy's doing...I have to pay bills tomorrow at church...wonder if Kyle got a job...I have too much to do! Stop thinking about it, Laurel...just relax...meditate...

4:12 a.m. Green Flag, Lap 351...Calming down...Resting in Jesus.

4:13 a.m. Yellow Flag, Lap 352...Warning. Brain starting up...

4:15 a.m. Pit Stop Laps 353-442...what am I going to write about? I could re post that one about Have-to and  Ought-tos. I'm tired...I'm not resting...why did I eat those thin mints? You are such a failure...you can't stick to anything! When am I going to make those necklaces? If I make one a day, I have 25 days, that would be, let's see, 80 necklaces total...why did she invite all those people? Amy's birthday is tomorrow...no Tuesday. Is there a vitamin for memory loss? God, I hate those Omega 3's.... horse pills...Doris' colts are so cute..can't wait for my drive trip...is my cleaning appointment coming up? I haven't been flossing...sugar is so bad for you...

4:55 a.m. Green Flag, Lap 443...Give it a rest, Laurel. Clearing my head...breathing...resting in Jesus.

5:00 a.m. Pit Stop, Lap 452-485...again? Are you kidding me? I should just get up...coffee...wonder if I'll have to work all day...got to pay those contractors...hope that inspector shows up. It's gonna be what it's gonna be, Laurel...give it a rest...when are those couches coming in? I'm not going to sell that black necklace for half off...I have two tables - one for the sale stuff and one for my new stuff...if I sell all that jewelery...let's see that's $40 times, say 30 people...I can add that to my vacation fund...can't wait to see Sedona. Should I get a hotel there? Nope, don't want to be scheduled...that's a "Have-to", Laurel...no "Have-to's"...is the pool sweep working...why don't I hear it...i don't think I'll vote...all those talking heads...we are going to Hell in a hand basket...did I put detergent on my shopping list?

5:25 a.m. Green Flag, Lap 486. Stop! STOP IT! I could get at least two more hours of sleep! Stopping my brain...resting my eye sockets...resting in Jesus.

5:30 a.m. Checkered Flag. I lose....Oh the heck with it...think I'll get up and have a cup of coffee. And lay off the sugar, bozo!

3 comments:

  1. I must say: this is certainly the "raciest" post I've yet encountered. An interesting perspective.

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    1. Clever...it took me a minute to get it...Thought it might have been the reference to the bathroom function...raciest...clever. Have a great day. Gottac catch up on my reading this evening...everyone is posting:) laurel

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  2. I've generally compared my insomnia nights to steeplechase. I think the racing works better. :) Love this post!

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