It is very rare that I have a sleepless night. I’m guessing that at least 360 nights out of the year, I go to bed, instantly fall asleep and don’t wake up til I’ve had 6 or 7 hours of sleep. Last night was not one of those nights. It was after 11 when I went to bed and Addie was still awake, which is weird too. We were talking and she asked if last night was my last night. I explained that it was Wednesday so we still have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights together and I leave on Saturday. She started crying . . I don’t want you to go! I told her “I always come back!” and she said “But not the next day!” I explained to her that I have my home and she has her home and we spend as much time together as we can, and we love our time together and we make good memories but I can’t be here all the time and I’ll always come back within a few months. She wasn’t totally thrilled with that explanation but I think she understood it . . at least she understands that I HAVE to go and I will come back.
We both went right to sleep but at 3 a.m., I was awake. There were a lot of things I was thinking about and once I start thinking, I know going back to sleep isn’t going to happen. Finally, at 4:30, I got up.
I’m betting both Addie and I need naps this afternoon.
It’s looking like I’m not even going to finish Addie’s socks. That’s ok . . I came here to spend time with her . . the knitting can happen at home. Today and tomorrow I will enjoy doing things with her.
Sherrill Pecere says
UGH, I do that a lot and that’s AFTER I’ve taken a sleeping pill. And like you, once awake, going to sleep is almost never gonna happen (though it does happen). But then my problem is I can’t take a nap either so the next night I usually sleep good.
Nelle Coursey says
Making memories is the best thing ever!
I’m sorry you didn’t sleep well, and hope tonight is better. It’s nice to be missed before you even go. =)
It is so aggravating to wake up at midnight, 1 or 2 in the morning. Lying there thinking I HAVE to go back to sleep. Now I just get up read for a while and then back to bed. But, then I sleep late and I really prefer getting up around 6 to 7:00 in the morning naturally. I can remember getting letters from my maternal grandmother saying it was one o’clock in the morning when she was writing to me. And I would think why in the world is she up at one. Now I know.