Is there a Greek god for fatigue and time management Richard Armitage?

Blerg. It’s Friday already. I should really stop trying to plan on doing anything productive…it’s always a recipe for moderate disaster. Mini Me has been at summer camp this week, and I had *planned* to get tons of stuff done around the house, get back into a blogging groove, etc. After my most recent sojourn a la vertigo, I imagine you can figure out how all of that went. I did manage to get the laundry done even though my washer has decided to bite the dust this week as well.

I was just silently lamenting my lack of Mini Me-less productivity when a new tweet popped up from Richard Armitage that turned my mind back to Sleepwalker. Brings to mind Hypnos and the Oneiroi (Sleep and dreams)…food for thought…I’ll work on that, but since I seem have a brief date with Hypnos right now I’ll leave you with a little “dreamy” poetry to tide you over:

What if you slept?

by Samuel Coleridge

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in you hand
Ah, what then?

inter alia: Happy napping with Richard Armitage

I’ve been keeping really odd hours lately.  Evening classes and long commutes put me in bed after two.  Rousting out kids for school wakes me up at six.  I’m not really wired to operate on four or five hours of sleep per day, so on days that I’m not teaching, I try to catch a nap while the kids are at school and the house is blessedly quiet.

It was during one of those precious afternoon siestas that I had the sweetest dream featuring Richard Armitage.  I can’t remember all of the details, but in the part I recall vividly, Richard was wearing a big, floppy blue hat and pushing Zoe (the Muppet) on a merry go round in a park.  Both of them were smiling and laughing.

I don't have the software or the ambition to do better than this at the moment...

I don’t have the software or the ambition to do better than this at the moment.

No doubt this dream is somehow related to my muppet post , but regardless of any deeper meaning, the joie de vivre of the scene left me feeling so light and happy that I woke up with a huge smile on my face.  I could really use a repeat performance  tonight – it’s been a long week!

Sweet Dreams Armitageworld!