Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wide Awake

It’s 3:33 a.m.


I’m awake.


ThatManILove is still out in the field on a job.  I woke up, called him, he called me back.  He’ll be leaving location in the next 10 minutes or so.  Had to tell me all about the job, had questions, and my technical side kicked in.  Next thing I know, I’m trying to figure cement volumes in 4 1/2” pipe.  In my head.  And figure in the expansion properties of a certain type of cement.


Now I can’t sleep.


One of the reasons I left my old job was to get away from the 24 hour aspect of the oilfield.  I needed to get my life back, and that was but one of the factors.  I just forgot to factor in the part where ThatManILove still might get stuck on location from time to time.


I only have to get up in two more hours.  Yummy. 

17 comments:

A. Kichu said...

WOw! How can you blog in between sleep! Got to respect that! Truly one of a kind talent

Vodka Mom said...

try keeping a glass of vodka by your bed.

jill jill bo bill said...

See if I am online and we can chat. I have issues staying up later and later every damn night. Sorry. Sleep deprivation makes me cuss.

Irish Gumbo said...

You were figuring cement volumes in pipe, in bed, at 3:30 in the morning?

Oh, happy day, I'm not the only one! I used to write building specs and draw details the same way.

You know how to get a guy interested, don't ya? :)

Ranch Diva Rachel said...

Ha! I woke up at 3:something am.

Soooo.... can you please write a book and tell me how I make him think it was his idea? LOL

La Belette Rouge said...

I hope you got some good sleep. Insomnia sucks.

Julie said...

I'm with Vodka Mom on her solution. I sleep fine but I might try it anyway! LOL

TexasRed said...

Good luck today with making it through on such little sleep. I'm in Dallas right now -- are you out here? If so, give me a shout at shonda.folsom@yahoo.com

Pam said...

No more figuring in your head! That is just a recipe for staying awake. Soothing music, a cup of hot chocolate, then bed! No fair working 24/7! You've been sick, remember...take it easy, and SLEEP!

Braja said...

Janie wanna bedtime stowy?

Or...yeah, vodka works.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Ah yes, thee morning calculations!! Gotta love it!

HAPPY TUESDAY!

- Jennifer

Soxy Deb said...

Oh I hate the nights when the brain wont shut off. Makes you bat shit crazy all the next day from being so tired.
How are you making it through the day?

Philly said...

I hate when I get up that early. Happens alot lately, so I make the best of it.......I read blogs.

#1

amelia bedelia said...

Oh, man. I hope you got a nap today. I would be sick if I only have a few hours of sleep.

SSP said...

oh i feel your pain...i stay up til 1 or 2 trying to get things done, then I fall in bed like a zombie only to wake up at 430 and remember everything I forgot to do the night before...and I especially hate it when i have to get up at 5am to catch a flight somewhere...that extra 1/2 hour is so needed! and not just for me, but for the TSA, the person next to me, and godhelpher, the hotel front desk clerk who can't find my reservation

Wunderwoman said...

It wouldn't matter what time I woke up, I couldn't figure cement volumes...You're the WOMAN!!

If you try vodka, don't overdo.......or you'll feel bad for days(don't ask how I know ok)

Zen Ventures said...

your way worst than a night owl! at least it sleeps, you dont! :)

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