This Day Was A Total Waste…
Posted July 29, 2005on:
Well, not quite…
My lack of sleep last night was actually my own doing. I toyed with Redford, copied some music cds and surfed to all my favorite blogs like I’ve never done before. I knew then that when I turned in for sleep, the after-effects of staying way too late would start kicking in the moment I wake up.
This morning, I got up from bed quite reluctantly when I heard Jerry say it was already 610am. Ok. I then willed myself to walk to the bathroom, to answer nature’s call and to undress. Then right before stepping into the enclosed shower with towel in my hand, I took a quick look at my reflection in the mirror. “Hmm, I don’t look that bad, no dark cirlces under the eyes, the eyebags are not too puffy….. I just feel a bit dazed.” I thought. Pretty normal.
In the shower, I routinely turned the heater on, adjusted the shower nozzle, and started soaping myself. Though the relaxing splash of warm water and the fresh smell of soap somehow jolted me to my senses, I still felt like I was floating. It seemed like my mind was alternately drifting from semi-sleep to semi-wakefulness.
Then just as I was about done, Jerry walked in for his turn in the shower. I towel-dried myself quickly and told him the shower was all his. Then I found myself thinking… Wait a minute. My hair is wet but did I or did I not shampoo my hair? Of course I did! Haha! Silly me. No, wait. Did I? Oh crap! I totally couldn’t remember!
I remember reaching for the shampoo… but no, that was yesterday! Huh? This is getting scary! I can’t recall if I did shampoo my hair! “Jer, could you sniff my head and tell me if I shampooed?”, I said feeling really like a fool The confused and unsure expression on his face sent me back to the shower.
I quickly massaged the cream to my hair and scalp and kept scolding myself for being a loony. Is this the result of lack of sleep, old age, or too much surfing that my brain just chose to temporarily (I hope!) shut down? Oh please no! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…
And midway through lathering, I caught a glimpse of my answer on the floor. No, I wasn’t done yet but there were tell-tale signs that I’ve already done this earlier…
I looked intently on the sudsy floor, right where I stood. Between my feet, on the drain was a clump of loose hair.
(Just great. I shampooed twice in 10 minutes. Hahaha… What a waste of shampoo!)
I got tagged by Renee.
1. What are the things you enjoy doing even when there’s no on around you?
(in no particular order)
c. eat Cheezy or Mr. Chips or any junk food
d. watch Lifestyle channel
e. watch Oprah
f. read entertainment or design magazines
2. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level?
a. seeing Jake
b. back rubs from my hubs Jerry
c. a witty joke from Matt
d. a hearty laugh from Kyle
e. staying in bed and keeping silent for a few minutes
f. reading the Bible/praying