Tuesday

drawbacks

I've discovered a major drawback to Dec being out of town. (He'll be thrilled that there's a drawback at all, given my somewhat independent nature.) I read too much.

Lately, I've not had the time to dedicate to reading that I would like. I generally like to read in bed before going to sleep at night, but since I've spent quite a bit of time staying up late working on design stuff for the gym, I haven't gotten to read as much. Despite my generally insensitive nature, I figure it's nice to turn off the light so he can sleep in peace. This doesn't mean that I don't read; it just means that with his slumbering body there, I have a reminder that one generally sleeps at night.

But with Dec being gone, I don't worry about staying up and reading. So I crack open a book and then realize at about 1:30 that I should be sleeping. But I can read just one more chapter. And then I really do need to read the next chapter. Ad nauseum.

Maybe when he gets back on Thursday--well, I think it's Thursday; he hasn't actually given me return flight information yet--I'll show up to work the next day well rested.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something wrong with that last line.

noelle feather said...

I do the same thing when I'm reading: it's late, and my eyes are glassed over, but I TELL YOU I can read just one more chapter. It's really bad when I've got a Harry Potter book I'm trying to get through. I've had to give myself a CURFEW that I will be done with reading by 9 PM.

And, by the time I turn out my lite it's only 11:30 PM.

SUPER easy word verification: errrq. Love it.

Tolkien Boy said...

I giggle at books when I read them in bed. It's true.

And it's one of the many, many reasons why I won't ever sleep with anyone.