Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Nap Hangover

Always the same. The house is quiet. The bed calls to me, and I begin to rationalize. Everybody else is already asleep: I'll just rest here under this big down quilt for a few minutes, and read.

I wake up disoriented in the semidarkness. My limbs won't move, and my brain is sluggish. I've drooled on myself a bit. Is it Sunday, or Monday? 6 am, or pm? I can hear the kids outside. Twilight, then. I can hear Jake in the kitchen, rustling around. He's either doing the dishes, or eating the bacon I cooked for tonight's soup. Likely, both. I need to get up and rescue my bacon, but I can't move. I know that once I get up, there is a long night ahead. I'll be tired, but not at all sleepy. I'll try to talk Jake into playing Trivial Pursuit on the XBox. He'll probably consent, since he can't sleep either. I'll probably win, even though there is a dark hole in my brain where all the answers to the Sports and Leisure questions should be. (I do have a niggling fear he might be throwing the games, just to see me squeal with unsportsmanlike glee, like I just won the superbowl or something). Oh, and Sam will be up, too. He's still asleep on the floor next to me.

Dinner was the Potato Bacon Soup with sharp white cheddar and heavy cream, and homemade wheat rolls. How very Martha-y of me. Only Martha probably doesn't waste her Sunday afternoons napping when she has dogs to brush and sheets to iron, and glitter to order from Germany for Christmas table place cards, and some of the very finest semi-sweet Belgian chocolate on her enormous pantry shelf, just waiting to be made into something remarkable.

Or who knows? Maybe her Sabbath is a day of rest, too. She does have a huge staff to do all that stuff on Monday.

7 comments:

Sue said...

I'm always so disoriented on Sunday morning and do the exact same thing. Great post. :>

Hailey said...

It sounds like you almost took what I call a "dark nap." It's when you wake up from a nap and it's dark--pretty simple. I HATE them. I need that recipe for the potato bacon soup.

Hailey said...

Oh, and in reference to one of your previous posts, I had kids throwing up last Monday and Tuesday, so it must be the season...

Brett & Shireen said...
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Anonymous said...

What do you expect when you leave cooked bacon just out in the open? Maybe you should you consider bacon extract or a bacon flavored candle for flavoring. These items are less mess and less likely to be eaten by a prowling, bacon crazed spouse.

Lizzie said...

I never thought of calling it a hangover, but it's true. I hate when you wake up and you have no idea where you are or you think you are late for something.

Joe said...

That soup sounds heavenly...