(Image says “if some one points at your black clothes and asks, who’s funeral it is, you just look around the room and answer, ‘haven’t decided yet.'”
So tonight like many nights, I can’t sleep. It’s almost 3 am and I’m debating on going sleepless or trying to squeeze a may 4 hours in. I’m not pleasant when I don’t get enough sleep, I’m much more pleasant when I get no sleep as strange as that sounds. For an entire year of my life I was accustomed to working 60-80 hours in a week. That was a lot of sleepless nights and a lot of hilariously long days. Hilarious might be better replaced with delirious but I’m going with the funny since I remember laughing with my friends and roommate in the middle of the week at 3 am drinking coffee laughing until there were tears rolling down our faces. These days weren’t the ones that began my sleeplessness but they perfected it. I began having troubles sleeping around 10, and developed a love of books. I would swipe a flashlight from my parents and “go to bed” and I would read on nights I couldn’t sleep.
Tonight however I’m not reading or sitting with friends, I’m alone in my quiet sleeping house awake. That part, well it sucks most of the time. This night however one of my best friends can’t sleep either, she called me. Once again the hilarious delirium ensued. We rambled and laughed, her fiancée is navy as is my husband so we made fun of them. We cracked jokes about parenting and the hot messes that are our children. We ranted about her fiancée’s overprotective nature (he thinks terrorists are going to find her, a joke of course) So we made an even bigger joke out of it. At one point I had tears rolling down my cheeks and I couldn’t breath. Even now almost an hour later my ribs hurt. It made a night of sleeplessness worth every second of it!
These are the types of friends a person needs in their lifetime. The ones you call in the middle of the night knowing that person is up to just to laugh until it’s raining on your face (aka your crying). I hope all of you get a better night sleep than I will!