Time for a Nap  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
12/4/2005 9:37 pm

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Time for a Nap

What's happened to me lately?

There I was, confidently saying that I'd be spending much more time online (including keeping this blog up to date) once I started my new job. Has it turned out that way? Noooooo ... quite apart from having to deal with some system problems at home, my body seems to have other ideas.

I keep falling asleep.

This weekend, for instance, I had Son of Q over. Saturday afternoon we went to see the latest Harry Potter film (not bad but Son complained about how much of the book was missed out or changed and I just wish the lead actor could actually act). I managed to fall asleep during what I am assured was the most excited part.

We got back and had some dinner ... and then I repeatedly dozed off as Son and I were watching "Van Helsing". Well, he was watching "Van Helsing"; I was snoring according to Son.

I eventually woke up properly and got him to bed. I sat down with a cup of coffee to watch the last 10 minutes of a TV programme with every intention of diving online afterwards. You guessed it - I woke up in the wee small hours of the morning by which time the coffee was stone cold and everyone I might have wanted to chat to had gone to bed.

On Sunday, the theme continued. I managed to stay awake all morning - I was standing outside watching Son playing rugby so it wasn't too much of a challenge - but fell asleep after lunch while we were supposed to be watching M*A*S*H*. I took Nick back to his Mum in the late afternoon, got back and did a little work for a Monday meeting ... and then fell asleep again until somewhere past midnight.

This isn't like me at all. If I were a hypochondriac, I'd probably be worrying I had narcolepsy or had somehow managed to be bitten by a much-travelled tsetse fly. As it is, I'm wondering if it's my diet which, I admit, hasn't been exactly wonderful of late.

It certainly can't be, as one supposed friend of mine suggested, that it's my age!

In fact, I'm banking on it being no more than the strain of transition to the new job and all it demands. I am, after all, having to use my brain for 8 or so hours every day for the first time in, oh, 18 months or so. And, after all, many philosophies do suggest that change in itself brings stress that can affect the body in various negative ways.

I'm hoping that's the case as this sleep compulsion may be expected to pass. If not then the only sensible option will be to move to Spain where a siesta will be more acceptable!

Otherwise, I will hasb hdvvvv zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wackytits 53F

12/4/2005 11:09 pm

It's probably just your body saying 'Thank You!' All those very early mornings and late nights at your old job catching up. Enjoy it, because you can. xx

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
12/4/2005 11:32 pm

I certainly hope you're not planning to sleep when you come over for a visit!! If so... bring a pillow!


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

freetime648 52F

12/5/2005 2:32 am

Well, your body is saying "I need this"!!!! And for the record....I thought you did not snore??? Got ya on that one! I have the memory of an elephant! It will all pass Q, your body will catch up and then you will be able to make it through a movie without snoozing through the good parts soon!!!!!

Shall I bring you those nasal strips to help with the snoring???

xx FREETIME648 xx

brightblonde3 58F

12/5/2005 7:49 am

*resting Q's head on Jumbo White California Nectarines, cooing Brahm's Lullaby*

shhhh....Q is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ing


TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
12/5/2005 10:20 am

Free ... Oh, I remember that conversation and the somewhat contentious claim that I made. You'll note that I said, "I was snoring according to Son". I happen to think he was making that up to humiliate me! So, no nasal strips required, thank you.

BB ... I've woken up now. After all, if I'm being pillowed on Jumbo White California Nectarines, I might as well be awake to enjoy the experience

Helga ... I have no intention of falling asleep in your company. Hmm ... I could make so many comments to explain that but I think I'll just leave it to each and every reader to make up their own rude jokes

Wacky ... There's probably sense in what you say. Unfortunately, it does make me feel guilty to nap when Son of Quiet is around ... and it does annoy me, however irrationally, to fall asleep when I have other plans!

rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
12/6/2005 3:56 am

And what makes you think we SLEEP during Siesta time ?? Hmmmm??? And why is it ALL men think they dont snore when we re having to tie the roof down before its blown off???

Diz xx xx

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
12/6/2005 1:59 pm

Dizzy, m'dear, at the time of writing I didn't honestly care what you guys get up to during siesta time - all it meant to me was a suitable period of time when no one would expect me to be up and about! Exploration of what you actually do get up to would might be well worthwhile but would have to wait until I'd caught up on the sleep.

As for your comment about snoring, I could say the same about women: if I had a Pound, Euro or Dollar for every time I'd retreated to the sofa because of some delightful thing who would simply not believe that she habitually rattled the window panes with her nocturnal noises, well, I'd not have to hope to win the lottery!

But me, of course, I'm different and definitely do not snore!!

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