I had a really tough time waking up this morning. I was in a deep, deep sleep and when the alarm went off it took a while for it to actually register with me. I was totally disoriented. Didn’t know where I was; and the last thing I wanted to do was open my eyes and get out of bed.
So it seemed like a good idea to respond to this recent WordPress Daily Prompt: “What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?”
My aunt needed pitch black. She’d pull down her shades, then close her drapes (which were double lined so no light could shine through) and then she’d put on a sleep mask. I tried the mask once. It gave me an extreme case of claustrophobia. She also needed absolute quiet.
But let me tell you, when she fell asleep the house could have fallen down around her and she wouldn’t have known. Me? When I was young I slept like a log. I went to bed rather late, but I fell asleep the instant my head touched the pillow. And, like my aunt, I heard absolutely nothing once I was asleep. It’s like I’d been transported to never never land. An earthquake wouldn’t have woken me up.
You all know I went out Thursday night. For dinner, and to hear some live music. It was fabulous. But the only downside is, it kept me up all night. Sounds strange, I know, but it’s true.
When you’re there, in person, watching and listening it’s really energizing. You’re in the moment. You have no idea what time it is, nor do you care. You’re pumped. The adrenaline is just coursing through your body. You could stay there all night. You could dance all night. And I suppose the fact you’re drinking also has a little something to do with it.
All I know is, as I sat there, in that lounge, I had more energy than I’ve had in a long time. Which was great. Except there was no sleeping for me when I got home.
First off, I was totally wide awake. I tried going to bed not long after I got home, at around 11:30. I was Continue reading →