It was about 1:00 AM when the Dog Walker tapped my desk the first time. I slowly raised my head and shook the confusion away. The last thing I remembered was him reading the Economics book to me while I was trying to check his assignment for Disabilities class.
I stood up and stretched, begged for a minute, and headed to the kitchen for a drink of water and to clear my head. Usually I don't doze in the middle of homework. Two minutes later I was back at my desk, trying to make up for lost time. The Dog Walker picked up where he left off. It was just the two of us. Baby Doll had abandoned us long ago and the rest of the house appeared to be sleeping.
"Mom...MOM!" It took me a minute. The Dog Walker was trying to ask me about something he had just read, but I had to confess that I had no idea what he was talking about. Why was I so tired?
I tried to think back on this stressful crazy week. I defended my grant proposal for the ballet tonight in front of the Arts Council. I had been worrying about that one for quite a while. We were accepted by them, by the way, but now I get one more chance to convince the entire city council!
The Reflections awards are all handed out on the school levels now. Worrying about how that might turn out was also pretty rough this week. Then it dawned on me. It was those two early morning Tupperware parties at Curves! Getting up at 5:00 AM is just not the sort of thing my body was accustomed to and it was rebelling against me.
Thankfully, my sweetie offered to take the kids to school this morning and other than the occasional alarm or phone call, I stayed in bed for almost 7 hours last night! I'm feeling much better today.
I didn't doze off once during this post!