Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Kein Schlaf, kein Schlaf überhaupt
As I write this it is Monday night. Monday night after the first day back at work in over two weeks. The DIL, Big O, and The Owl are on an aircraft headed back to California. They arrived at Chez Sarge from Cape Cod last Wednesday instant.
My grandchildren like to get up early. Seven-ish. I like to get up late, nine-ish.
Can you see the trend here? (Incidentally, the title translated is "No Sleep, No Sleep at all.")
Everyone went to bed fairly early Sunday night, well, everyone except me. Seems that I had, without thinking, consumed a largish caffeinated beverage on Sunday afternoon at the cinema, with The Missus Herself and Big O. We went to see Sing, a most excellent film for the children (or the child-like, in my case). In the course of doing so a large Pepsi (no Coke, Pepsi) was consumed by Yours Truly, who was still in "Hey, I'm on vacation" mode.
While technically I was, the following day was most unvacationlike. What with having to arise early and head in to my place of gainful employment.
Hit the sack at 2200 (10:00 PM you civvies), again at 2300, again at midnight. Tossing and turning like a small boat in a full gale I was. Sometime after midnight I dropped off line. Only to awaken at 0230 (2:30 AM, so's you don't have to do the math), again at 0330, again at 0430. At which point I thought of just getting up. Realized that was "crazy talk" and went back to sleep. At 0530, I finally gave up and got up.
The cats were pleased. I was most assuredly not.
Shaved without cutting my face off, showered without drowning myself, then it was off to work in the 8° weather. Yes, I said "8." Not a degree above, not a degree below. And that's Fahrenheit mind you, we don't do Celsius here. (Which I still insist on calling centigrade.)
Cold it was, walking across the parking lot to my building was not fun, but I hardly felt a thing.
I was just too tired to care. One way or the other.
Perhaps I will have something wonderful, witty, and creative for you tomorrow.
Why start now?