Saturday, May 1, 2010

Landmines: Sleep deprivation and the Men that cause it.

Think of total relaxation. Your body is floating along in a dream your subconscious has been planning out all week. It's filled with all the issues you pushed down into your stomach and it has waited for this sleep - the sleep of Friday night/ Saturday morning - because there is nothing to wake up for. Nothing to concern yourself over. Finally, the weeks worth of crap will work itself out and Saturday morning you start anew.

BOOM! "Jill, I have to get up and go to paint ball."

Damn it! I was so comfortable, my eyes were glued shut to perfection, never mind, I'll just ignore him getting up for his early morning paintball session. Where was I - oh yeah, Tina Fey and I were discussing Cancerous Cells (I'm not sure why, but I think it has something to do with reading Entertainment Weekly and those infernal HPV commercials that are on every 10 minutes) ... Yes, welcome back that gentle sway of relaxation ....

BOOM! "Jill, where is my towel?" Seriously?

Maybe if I grumble to him he will stop pestering me - "I don't know, just get a new one."

Now, who was I just talking to about old wells?


Big mistake, now he thinks I'm awake. I should have ignored him and pretend to be asleep.

"Get up and have breakfast with me."

"I'm sleeping."

"No your not."(insert snuggle here - which would normally be relaxing but is now doing quite the opposite)

"Neal, I painted all day yesterday and the day before that, and the day before that. I'm very tired, please let me sleep."

.... Now, I love him very much, and he is one of the best people I know - but sometimes he says stuff like this, "You don't need to sleep, you've had plenty of sleep." and...

BOOM - No, not hungry - very annoyed ... I don't even remember ever being asleep at this point.

That was 6:30 this morning. Now he's gone paintballing and I'm awake and yawning like crazy - to the point that tears are rolling down my face.

I know what you're thinking - just go back to sleep, well, I had already tried that 3 times earlier today and it didn't work. Not only that, but the extra hour and a half I had planned on sleeping in for was used up asking him why he incessantly wakes me up when he doesn't have too, and why can't he understand that my job is more physically taxing than his which means I might need a little more down time. Now I have to get ready to go to Yoga and after that, clean the apartments that pay our rent - while he is off playing paintball.

I know, I can take a nap. But the point is, I hadn't planned on taking a nap, I had planned on sleeping until 8:00 or 8:30 and wouldn't need a nap. Now I have been disturbed, I have been annoyed, and gotten into a tiff with my boyfriend and it's not even 9:00am yet. Great. Looks like the issues start early this week.

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