You may have noticed an absence of blogging at this site this week. I’m not sure what happened other than life in general. Holiday shopping and basketball games and practices, music lessons and the like. The high school concert was this week and three of my four kids performed in it. Stuff like that tends to take a lot of time.
There’s another thing as well. I’m not sure you can call it seasonal depression because I’m perfectly happy, but I could sleep from now until February. And I do. I fall asleep in unlikely places. In the middle of the day. In between classes. And during classes I struggle to keep my eyes open.
It severely limits my ability to do anything. I was going to say it limits my ability to write, but truthfully, it limits me in every way. Caffeine? I can drink an entire soda, tea, (don’t do coffee), – you name it I can consume it and still be asleep in twenty minutes. If it’s possible I’d say caffeine has the opposite effect on me than the rest of the population. I’m a sleeper.
What can I do? Mostly suffer through. Sometimes I can catch a nap. I yawn – a lot. I day dream about sleeping, and sleep late on weekends, or if a family member decides to wake me? Grouchy for the rest of the day. Every year since I’ve lived in Vermont I’ve dealt with this. California, not so much. I don’t remember if I was like this when I lived in Canada. Light or old age? Don’t know.
But if I don’t show up for a while don’t worry. I’m okay. I’m just sleeping.