To sleep, perchance to dream...

So last night I was so wiped out I went to bed at 7:30.

Then I woke up at 9:30 and glanced at the clock. Now I don't know how you wake up, but I wake up to a new world every day. It takes me 15 minutes after opening my eyes to just figure out who I am and how I got to be waking up in this place. I set my clock ahead by at least an hour, but I never know exactly how ahead b/c that is a little trick I play on myself.

Yeah, I fuck with my own self when I am at my most vulnerable. The confusion of not knowing how ahead the clock is set is just enough to get my brain engaged, and thus wake me up completely.

But I digress.

So I woke up at 9:30 (bedroom clock time) and in my half-asleep state I did the math. Here's what happened in my mind:

"9:30? Wha...? HOLY SHIT! That means it's something like 8:30! I needed to get up at 6:00! Damn! It's gonna take me AT LEAST 30 minutes to get ready! Why didn't the alarm go off?! DAMN! Now I am gonna be fired! Why didn't LD wake me up? He ALWAYS gets up by 6:30. I hate being late to work! Crap! LD is gonna be late to school too! He's gonna be pissed!!! Wait, is it Saturday? Oh kewl, maybe it IS Saturday. No, wait, I don't think yesterday was Friday. I don't remember doing "Friday" things yesterday. Why is it SO DARK outside?!"

and then,

"Oh wait, I went to bed at 7:30. It's only 8:30 PM.! I've only been asleep for an hour. Whew....ZZZzzzzzzzz......."

Crisis averted. I had no problem getting back to sleep.

Now let me clarify: I can sleep ANY TIME and ANYWHERE. I have fallen asleep in class, at parties, on dates and while friends were over. I've slept through storms, power outages, and tornadoes. Once, when I was young, three firetrucks mistakenly came to our house with Sirens blazing and I never woke up. I have slept through three days straight. If I laid down on the floor right this very minute I could easily fall asleep.

I'm just like that.

I don't have any medical condition that causes this. I also don't have any concern that I won't be able to stay awake when I truly need to. I mean, I have raised LD and never failed to wake up when he so much as coughs. I can even stay awake for over 24 hours if needed. Need someone to drive you cross country non-stop? I'm your gal!
But I'm gonna sleep for a loooong time when we get there.

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