My alarm goes off and I whack it. I realized in my half-awake state that I didn’t whack it right. I open an eye and attempt to reset it for a half an hour later.
An hour and a half later I open my eyes. I realize that isn’t Matt Lauer’s voice on my TV, which means it wasn’t on NBC when I fell asleep which means my back up alarm (the Today show music) has also failed. I grab the alarm. 8:00a.
I have a meeting with the boss at 8:30.
Shower, clothed, stopped for much needed caffeine and to the office at 8:32.
I don’t know how I do it, but I will tell you yesterday wasn’t pretty – figuratively or literally.
So the over sleeping is just another sign I’m fried and has me itching itching itching for my annual sabbatical, which is slated for December 14 – January 2.
During the downtime, electronics are turned off (craptops, BB, cell phones) and spirit is brought to the forefront for focus/attention/maintenance. I’ll sleep, celebrate the odometer turning again, run/walk, paint the condo, read a pile of books, catch up with a few friends, grab a hot yoga class or three, learn to knit (seriously), write and relax.
So. Effing. Tired.
Next week will be the teaser, heading to Florida to spend the holiday with the paternal side and the SO. There will be golf, tennis, walks, sun and laughter.
I hope you have something similar planned.
P.S. Feel free to send Home Depot gift certificates!