Thursday, December 13, 2007

Almost sleepwalking

I woke up yesterday and it was dark and the fleeting thought crossed my mind, "It's Wednesday, you have to get up early today." Without really willing it, I was out of bed putting on my robe and heading to the coffee maker. Gosh I felt tired. Ugh. Hey, it's my last evil Wednesday wake up time, at least there's that. Bless that spouse, he set up the coffeemaker already. I pushed the button to get the percolating going and shuffled into the office. There was spouse sitting in his computer chair, awake. "What are you doing up so late, it's five in the morning," I mumbled at him. I sat down, opened my email program and said, "Honey, you need to get some sleep. Go to bed so you can get a few hours." Spouse said nothing, so I looked at him and he had a ginormous grin on his face. "What?" I demanded. "Look at the clock Richard," was all he said. The clock read 12:30 but that can't be right. Wait, what? "Go back to bed now, it's not morning," he said. I was momentarily irritated that I had started the coffee, but then realized the cozy, wonderful, fabulous, sleep nurturing mattress was just waiting for me. Oh the joy I felt. I bolted and slept soundly until the alarm rang at 5am. Very bizarre, I don't think I can remember that ever happening to me.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid after thinking it was time to get up I wouldn't be able to get back to sleep. By the way, Serge is on the computer doing what? Does he have a Blog?
I'm off until the middle of January, yippee!!!!Ed

Frank said...

The other night I came to bed at around midnight. My wife screamed out "HEY!!!". I calmly said "It's just me." Turns out she'd been reading Harry Potter before going to sleep and thought I was a monster. I thought it was a bit odd that screaming "HEY!!!" would be her way of warding off a monster.

Doug said...

I've never gotten so far as to get up out of bed and start my day. I've certainly awoken (awaked? woken? I hate English.) earlier than normal and thought it felt like later.

Being that it's now Thursday, congrats on your last ugly Wednesday!

Java said...

I'll lie awake and worry that I won't wake up when I need to. How lame is that?
But you are up really early this morning, too. Do you enjoy getting up early (but not too) or would you rather lie around til well after sun up?

Lemuel said...

Somehow I think that Serge is not going to let you forget this for a while. :)

Laverne said...

Oh, that gave me a smile.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Wow! I have never sleptwalked, but my husband does it all the time. It took me years to recognize it, but now I can tell when he is awake and talking to me, versus asleep. Of course, he remembers nothing--very convenient!!

GayProf said...

Finding out you have extra sleep coming is the best feeling I can imagine.

birdoparadise said...

Doug: awakened. (From a former English teacher.)

;D Birdie

Patricia said...

hehe. i almost wish serge had had more fun with you beyond just telling you to look at the clock. i might've been tempted to tell hubs to get in the shower.

Mark in DE said...

How funny! What did you/Serge do about that fresh pot of coffee at 12:30 am?

Had it been me (instead of you) I'd probably not be able to go back to sleep after returning to that cozy, comfy bed. I hate it when that happens.

Congrats on your last evil Wednesday wake up time!

Mark :-)

Frank said...

I've never actually gotten out of bed, as I grab my specs and stare at the clock before making a commitment. I have woken, however, thinking it was time to get up. Indeed, I've gotten up and started getting ready for work on my days off, which is both aggravating and a relief when the error is discovered

Snooze said...

That's so adorable. I can just imagine your confusion.

David said...

By the comments, one seems to see that not many people have done this before.

Once in a blue moon, I'll actually get out of bed, and then realize I have more hours to sleep.

But there has been a many of times where I've gone to bed, slept real deeply, had dreams and then awoken thinking its near to time to get up, only to discover 2 hours have gone by.

daveincleveland said...

just makes me giggle.....:)