April 5th, 2009

fairy feet by anaxila

Catching up on sleep

I'm still struggling with the reality of working 7 days/week, and figuring out when exactly I get to read, knit, watch TV, sleep, etc.

I came straight home from the store at 4pm yesterday, and laid down for a short nap at 6pm. But I didn't wake up until 9:30 when I was all in a lather over missing the dog's insulin at 7pm. It took me about an hour to calm down, after which I... went back to sleep. Then I got up at about 5am to let the dog out, get a beverage, check email, and then I... went back to sleep. I hadn't set my alarm, as I didn't fathom having trouble waking up, which of course means I slept until 8:35am when I was due to open the store at 9am. I was only 15 minutes late in the end, but didn't have time to get change (the register is out of quarters) or have any breakfast. Not a good start to the day.

And the worst part is, I'm still exhausted. I'm so tired I even concentrate enough to make a list of things that need doing; instead I sit here and zone out and wait for the clock hands to crawl forward.