Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Why me?

I'm not quite sure why I haven't blogged lately, it just seems like so much has been going on. Of course, when I think about listing it all, nothing comes to mind. Isn't that always how it is? There wasn't anything bad going on, just busy life things. Today though, I'm tired and cranky- and there is nothing I can do about it.

Last night, despite being achingly tired, I was unable to sleep. Scrabble words kept running through my head, as I stayed there, gradually heating up on our pillowtop mattress. The heat wasn't it, though. At 2:45am I felt intense pain in my stomach. Had it not happened the night before (that time at 3:58am), I would have assumed the Italian food we had for dinner was bad. Unfortunately for me, the pain was the exact same as the night before. Last night I got up to use the restroom, and when I came back to bed, I couldn't help but hear my upstairs neighbor (remember her?) having quite vigorous sex with the new (younger, ooh la la) man in her life. Whatever. Her sex life is her sex life, and I'd really like to stay as far removed from it as possible. UNTIL IT DISTURBS MY ABILITY TO SLEEP. The more noise she makes the more I dislike her. It's really terrible, as we had been very friendly (not as friendly as she is with New Guy) in the past, although now I want to start banging on the ceiling with a broom handle ala Mr. Heckles on Friends.

It's not just her inability to stop dropping heavy crap on the floor, nor is it his inability to stop moaning and laughing (?)... It's the fact that I'm slowly becoming a terrible insomniac. Seriously, I'm starting to feel like the Machinist, minus the drastic and disturbing weight loss. I don't like to be dependent on medication to fall asleep, I'm already dependent enough on various meds for asthma, allergies, and all the other problems that ail me. I'm trying to wean myself from the nightly Tylenol pm (justification: I've only taken one per night), and fall asleep like a normal human being. So, with my recent frustrations with my inability to fall asleep, I also have to deal with the rudest neighbor alive.

I would like to leave her a note reading: "Hey Susan, I just wanted to ask if you could please try to keep it down from about 11:30 to 6am, as Paul and I both wake up at 6am to go to work, and it gets a little loud." In reality I want to say, "Listen, even though you don't work because you're on "disability", it doesn't mean everyone else has to stay awake because you are apparently unaware of normal human sleep habits.I'd appreciate it if you would stop doing whatever the hell it is you do at 4am, and let the good hardworking people SLEEP. And tell your boyfriend his dumbass purple (yes, readers, it is purple) car bothers me. And he's too young for you. And that I can HEAR HIM MOANING IN PLEASURE every night, and I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT." If only I was okay with people hating me.

1 comment:

Kj said...

no sleep = cranky me too.

last night i went from sharing a bed with snoring hubby, the couch with the two cats and one dog to maggie's room to sooth her after a nightmare and then finally back to my bed with ryan before having to get on with my day of school drop off, dr. appointments and supermarket errands.

aggrrhh... i hear ya on the no sleep. i'm needing me a nice hotel room for the night with huge big bathtub and soft fluff towels. i can always dream...