I didn’t want to make you go a whole week without a sign of life from Confuzzledom, so I quickly scheduled this post for you before I left. On Friday, I posted a photo of the unfinished Valentine’s card I was stitching for Jan. I did actually manage to complete it in time, so, for those who are interested, here’s the finished article:
Jan liked it, by the way. He thought it was cute and decided it would have to go and live at his work…
Beep beep. Morning?Still the middle of the night. Time to get up! Five more minutes please. Beep beep. Still dark outside. Beep beep. Shower. Clothes. Breakfast. Brush teeth. Time to go. Brrr, freezing! Tram. Work. Lunch break! Work. 5:15, home time. Dark again already. Tram. Buy food. Finally home! Computer… e-mail, blogs, facebook. Dinner time. Cook. Eat. Dishes. Computer. Study?Procrastinate. Getting late, time for bed. Pyjamas. Brush teeth. Read? Yeah! Lights out. Toss and turn. Can’t sleep. Too hot… too cold… thirsty… can’t get comfortable. Where’s my boyfriend? Tick, tock, tick, tock. Still can’t sleep! Midnight. 1am. Sleeeeep.
Beep beep. Beep beep. Beep beep. Morning?…
These days, my morning routine goes something like this:
6am. Beep. Beep beep. Beep beep beep. Huh? What?Time to get up already? Nooo, it can’t be! *snooze* 6:05am. Beep. Beep beep. Beep beep beep. Groooan. Still… too early. *snooze* 6:10am. Beep. Beep beep. Beep beep beep….
This continues until 6:25am. Beep. Beep beep. Beep beep beep. *hit snooze* *check time* Oh, 6:25. Hmm, should really be getting up. Ohh, just 5 more minutes.
At 7:30 I usually manage to actually get up.
The are variations on this theme, of course. Some mornings I manage to drag myself from the bed at 6:20. Those are the days I actually have time to shave my legs. This morning was a 7:30 day, but then instead of going for a shower I just sat there staring into space for 5 minutes trying to summon up the energy to walk all the way to the end of the corridor.
I never used to have this miuch trouble getting up in the morning. As a teenager I was expected to get myself up for school in the morning. And I did it. Because the alternative would have been my dad waking me up before he went to work… over an hour earlier than I actually needed to get up. I even managed to get myself up for 9am lectures at uni. Most mornings at least. But now it seems no matter how early I go to bed I wake up still tired and find myself totally incapable of getting out of bed on time. Which leads me to believe it’s not my fault. Some external force is at work here which means that while I’m getting enough sleep at night it’s lacking in quality. There’s only one explanation for it. It has to be… the mattress. The crappy student residence mattress that causes me to wake up with a sore back every single Saturday.
Either that or I’m just crap at getting up for work in the morning.
I prefer to blame the mattress.