Just like any other day. Sort of.

Not too long ago, I decided to give up my fight against sleep and take Nyquil. Twenty minutes or so later, I was out. Usually, I wake up at least once during the middle of the night. Not this night. The next thing I knew, my alarm was screaming at me to get up.

I had one of those, "I'M UP!" moments where I sprang to life and out of bed. My dogs; however, did not. My German Shepherd groaned, and my cocker spaniel just looked at me. (It's usually the opposite. They're springing up, and I'm slow to move. Something about this should have clued me in.)

They both just looked at me, so I gave them, "Come on! Let's go outside!" Reluctantly they both got up and followed me to the back door.

I made my way to the bathroom and took my morning shower. While in the shower, I felt like something was off, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I thought maybe it was Saturday or something, so I counted my days. No, I thought, it definitely is not Saturday. I concluded that my "off" feeling was because I had taken the Nyquil and slept all night long.

Usually, by the time I get out of the shower, let the girls back in, and head back to my bedroom to get ready for the day (Read: Lie back down for 15 mins and "watch" the news with my eyes shut.), I can start to see the light of day. Not that day. It was still SUPER dark out. Must be overcast, I thought. Al Roker will tell me.

I let the girls back in and my cocker spaniel gave me a look that clearly said, "What in the hell is the matter with you?" I shrugged and off to my bedroom we headed.

When we reached my room, I saw what her problem was. The clock read: 2:00. That's A.M., people.

I dreamed that my alarm had gone off, and instead of checking the time (Because my alarm had gone off! In my head.), I just got up.

Nquil's awesome like that.

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Fun Pusher said...

Lesson learned...when the girls are looking at you like you're crazy, take notice!! (oh, and watch the Nyquil!) too funny!

Erin said...

This is hilarious!! Were you able to fall back asleep? I'm a little jealous because I'm allergic to Nyquil and all similar cold medicines, so I'm always envious when people talk about these awesome Nyquil induced sleeps.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that's all kinds of awesome.

Kirsten said...

I did this once in high school, but I didn't have the NyQuil excuse. And I got up at about 11 pm and heard the TV on in the living room. My mom was usually up much earlier than me and always had the TV on, so I thought nothing of it. Got up, took a shower, came back to my room to get dressed and then looked at the time. Shook my head at my idiocy (I had been asleep for maybe an hour), and crawled back into bed. I'm sure my dad watching the news thought I had gone crazy, but whatever.

Tiffany S said...

I'm surprised you could even wake up at all after Nyquil!

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Joanna said...

OMG - this is so funny. It's funny because...well, it's funny..and because I did the same thing THIS MORNING!!!

As I am typing this - it is 2:53AM. I have been up since 2. I woke up on the couch, jumped up, did the whole - OMG, I feel asleep on the couch so I didn't set my alarm, so I'm late - panic dance. I went to the bathroom, came out and saw 2:05 on the clock... UGH.

Being that I feel asleep around 7pm on the couch (I guess, I don't remember anything after that) I'd had my 7 hours of sleep - and there's no going back now.

I'm just using the time to catch up on some blogs, enjoy the quiet, and finishing up some homework.

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that has done this..LOL

Roo said...

I know exactly how you feel. Nyquil has done it to me, too. Glad I'm not the only one. :)

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