I really do not like sleeping in.
That feeling of opening your eyes, sensing the sun already shining boldly outside, rolling yourself out of bed, stumbling into the bathroom and looking at the clock -- and it's already, like, 9:30. Oh look, you've missed half the day. I hate it.
I've been sleeping in quite often lately, unfortunately. I've been trying to stop it by asking my mother to please, wake me up EARLY tomorrow, "even if I don't respond, just drag me out of bed and splash my face with cold water." My mother, of course, proceeds to assure me that it's okay because (apparently?) I need my sleep, also there's this thing called being a teenager which seems to have bearing in such situations. (No idea what all that's about.) And so, with no outside help, I continue to sleep in.
The main reason for this is that I've been staying out late nights these past few weeks. The main reason for that is because I'm in a musical -- a college production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. *cheers die down* If you've ever been in a musical show, you know how exhausting evening rehearsals can be. Especially when you're playing a nurse and you don't really have much to do. (Is it just me, or are ensemble roles much harder than lead ones? When you're a lead, you have your character, you know your purpose in life. When you're a random person in the chorus, you're....who? It's easy to get lost in the anonymity.)
Anyway! So that's fun. Kind of. But it also makes me tired, which leads to sleeping in.
Another cause is this sleep disorder I have -- it's called reading.
I have a
I have a hard life, folks.
When I sleep late, I feel like I miss things. The sun's already up, my parents are already up, it's like the whole world is already up and going on with its business and I'm still lying in bed wondering what it was I did last night that made me so tired. It also makes me feel lazy, because then when I do get up I'm super behind on everything I want to get done.
I don't want to miss things. I want to soak up every ray of sunshine I can, sing all the songs I want to, write all the stories tumbling around inside my head. I want to DO things, and SEE things, and LIVE while I can. That's why I'm not going to sleep in anymore....
So I say. :-) We'll see what tomorrow brings!
October is gorgeous. Every year it hits me with a whoosh and gives me this glowy, happy, thrilling sensation -- I love it. The golden meadows, the stubbly plowed-down cornfields, the nippy air, the tangy smell of apple cider everywhere. (Would you look at that, I'm a poet -- and you did not know it! *goes off cackling*) Here are some delightful things of late:
~ My cat, Oliver. He sleeps in berry flats. He is wonderful.
~ NEWSIES!!!!!! Folks, I have a new obsession. (If you follow my Pinterest boards, this is old news to you. ;-P) I cannot believe it's taken me this long to get into this musical, but MAN am I into it now. After watching the movie and listening to the Broadway recording about a hundred-odd times, I think I have a new third-favorite musical. I'M SO IN LOVE RIGHT NOW. It's beginning to annoy my sister. ;-D Just...Jeremy Jordan. I have no words.
Is he within an inch of being perfect or WHAT.
~ I've been learning to drive both our red Ford trucks!!! *happy dance* Today I drove the big diesel on the highway for the first time. IT WAS EPIC.
~ Apples, apples, and....a whole lotta apples. :-D Our barn is an apple heaven right now.
|Has anyone seen this ep? IT'S SO GOOD.|
~ Re-watching classic Waltons episodes. *nostalgic sigh* There is nothing like this show, people! Everything I needed to know I learned from watching The Waltons. That's only a slight exaggeration. ;-P
~ Taking walks on warm, windy evenings....
How about you? What have y'all been taking delight in lately? Do you dislike sleeping late as much as I do? Do you ever read book under your covers at night?