Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sleepless in Independence

I didn't sleep last night.

Not 'I didn't sleep well.' I did not freaking close my eyes all night long.

First, I hit a groove with a writing project about 11:30 and worked on that til 1:30am. Then, when I tried to go to bed, my brain would not turn off. It bubbled like a putrid a stew of fear and worry and fretting. By 2:30, I gave up and went back to work. Before I knew it, it was 5:00 am and too late to try to sleep--a new day is upon me.

Saturday night I dreamed I'd borrowed a UPS truck and hit a car with it. I drove off without reporting the accident or calling for help. For hours on Sunday morning, I couldn't shake a strange sense of unease and serious disappointment with myself.

On the way home from my brother's house Sunday night, I brushed my hair off my neck and felt one of those damn whiskers I write too much about. Feeling around, it seemed to me I had practically a full beard. Seriously, I grabbed a sandwich from a drive-through on the way home because I didn't want to go in anywhere with all that hair on my face.

Monday morning I brought out my strongest glasses, my five times magnifying mirror, and my super-duper tweezers. Couldn't find a thing in the bathroom mirror. Brought my gear out to the sunroom windows and found two barely-there dark hairs. Two!

Perhaps...just maybe...I could be over-reacting to things a bit.

Maybe some sleep would help.


Carrie Wilson Link said...

Just tell me this, did the UPS truck have a Fightin' Blue Hen shirt in it, because it's STILL NOT HERE!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Nighty-night Jerri. Even if it is mid-day. Go to bed!

Deb Shucka said...

Let go, dear friend. Be still. Release. All is well. You are loved. You are safe.

Amber said...

sleep well tonight, sweets. dream of some hot hunk. Who digs wiskers.


I get the same THREE black hair in my chin, over and over. In my dreams, Clive Owen can't get enough of it.


kario said...

They don't use sleep deprivation as a form of torture for nothing!

Here's to a lovely, dreamless sleep. Soon.