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My holiday weekend went something like this:

Friday: After work, I went to my local country club and laughed my ass off with the staff.

Saturday: I got my hair done by my best girlfriend Tiffany and then we spent the evening together laughing and playing games like Ghetto Scrabble.

But. Yeah. Um. What Is It Like To Sleep Next To My Best Friend? And by ‘sleep’, I mean lying AWAKE all night long. Okay, so I am 33 years old and I still have ‘sleepovers’ with one of my best girlfriends. That’s not the point. The point is the girl snores. And by snores I mean she makes sounds that aren’t even human. The closest thing I can come up with to compare the racket she makes is with a grizzly bear that’s coming fresh out of hibernation. It is literally impossible to fall asleep with that noise emanating from her.

But what’s worse? When she stops making those noises. Because then I become terrified that she has stopped breathing all together. As I lay there sleep deprived from listening from the roars of her snores, I sit nervously waiting and highly concerned while hoping that she will resume making those horrifying sounds and quickly. Sometimes I even count the seconds of her silence praying that she is not dead.

It’s a loose – loose situation.

I can’t sleep when she makes those sounds, and I can’t sleep when she stops making those sounds!

Does anyone else out here in blogville have to sleep next to someone that keeps you up all night? And, if so, what do they do that irritates you?

But I digress.

Sunday: I did NOTHING. I turned off all of my phones and my computer and just laid in bed all day super lazy watching a Law & Order Marathon. I was probably still so tired from the LACK of sleep on Saturday Night.

Monday: I watched the movie Fight Club with my son while doing mountains of laundry.

And just when I was all done having fun, resting, relaxing and finishing all of my chores, it was time to come back to work.


I just never had it in me to get any real writing or real reading done. I guess I needed that kind of downtime? I am constantly on the run, forever busy, and always rushing around. It was nice to be with friends and family and even get some quiet time to sit still for a few days.

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  • Re-cap… was that a pun? 🙂

    Dad has a way of making a statement every night. Not too long ago him, my son, both nephews and me shared a room at my sister’s house; it was the *worst* night the kids have ever had. Knowing about the overnight jackhammer on steroids ordeal they had been put through, I asked each one of ’em “did you sleep?” – all three sported faces worth a million: “no, grandpa kept us up all night”, then each went on elaborating ways they had thought to resort to in order to “fix” the problem… everything from a pillow-in-his-face throw to a blue-cheese scented stiffened dried out sock dangle in his nostrils routine. They love him regardless. Me? I actually woke up the only one time he stopped… 30 seconds or so, then the show went on uninterrupted.

  • Doing nothing – sometimes that’s the most important thing you can do!

  • I agree with Lance — doing nothing can sometimes be precious. Especially when you are as busy as you are, Meleah.

    Now, you’ve made we want to call up some friends and hold a sleepover. See what you’ve done!

  • i am kinda on a mini hiatus again myself.. long weekends are such a tease…..

  • I hate to admit it..but I snore like that. Sleep Apnea…When she stops breathing, it’s just that…her airway has been block by something. Mine happens to be blocked by the largest tonsils in the world. She should do a sleep study! They give you a breathing machine to use at night and it stops the snoring. I feel really bad for you…my husband says somenights he’s convinced I’m dead. It does sound like a nice relaxing weekend!!

  • We need photo evidence of these sleepovers.

  • Jay

    Doing nothing is sometimes good therapy!

    As to the snoring .. I snore and my OH snores. His snoring is abominable, inconsistent, loud, worrying – yes, I understand the ‘is s/he dead??’ thing! I’ve been wearing ear plugs at night for years. It’s the only way I can sleep in the same room.

  • Meleah

    Snoring is horrible for those having to listen to it!

    It WAS nice to do nothing. For once!

    It was necessary to do nothing after being awake all night on Saturday!

    Long weekends only remind me how much I hate the daily grind! This morning was very rough!

    Chef Mom:
    You snore like that too? I don’t know how your husband deals with that! I wanted to kill her!!

    Angry Man:
    Um. Maybe next time. I want video evidence of her snoring so maybe she will STOP!

    Ear Plugs! What a fabulous idea! Doing nothing was a good time.

  • My hubby snores like that. Really loud for ages, then sometimes so quiet I think he’s stopped breathing. It is hard to sleep at times. Your weekend sounds fantastic. Down time really is the best kind of time.

  • Have her use a nasal spray before she goes to bed.
    Hey – at least she didn’t fart and pull the covers over your head!
    I have sat and watched L&O marathons too! LOL I love it!’

    Today is my last day of vacation – but I’m back in town.

  • Meleah

    It was goooooooooooood to be lazy.
    I cant sleep when she snores and I cant sleep when she stops!

    Welcome Home!
    Law & Order rules.
    Maybe I’ll make her use something next time!

  • Lee

    If you’re in bed with someone and they keep you up all night, I can only think of one method for doing that which would be acceptable…and snoring ain’t it!!! It sounds like the rest of your weekend was pretty good though!

  • My weekend was a bust, there’s always next year. 😉

    Yes…I snore loudly too. It’s been suggested I need a sleep study. Problem is I don’t sleep when others are watching me. lol

  • Meleah

    The only thing I want laying next to me from now on is my MAC.
    Lesson Learnt!
    At least I wasnt attacked by red ants!

    It wasn’t really a bust, I was just really lazy. And I finally watched TV marathon style and I havent watched TV like that in FOREVER. There are soooo mnay new shows coming out. Im almost excited!

  • LOL @ your friend snoring! Between me and my best friend…I am the one who snores!!

    Sounds like a nice weekend of doing nothing. Sometimes you need that!

    You did manage to send me comments on my Chapter 1 though…and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! They were very helpful!!!! I sent you my edits/comment to your Chapter 2, did you get them?

    Now it’s back to werk. UGHHHH!!!!

  • Hhmm… you know what, you can turn snoring into an excuse. Like you could tell your boss you can’t go to work today, because your girl friend snores so loud that you didn’t get any sleep at all.

    Would that work? 🙂

  • Meleah

    Random Chick:
    Of course I got my edits on your chapeter one to you. THAT was of utmost importance to me.
    My notes, comments and suggestions were helpful to you?
    Really! Oh! Yay! I AM THRILLED to hear that!

    And yes! I did get your edits on my chapter TWO!

    Can I just tell you…today would have been The Most Perfect day to write. But, unfortunately, I am once again, In The Office.


    (I was hoping to wake up this morning with a high fever of 104 or some kind of illness to get to stay home. No Such Luck!)

    Hmmm… I dont know. Maybe I will TRY that!
    You’re so cute always looking for ways to help me get out of here!

  • I see nothing wrong with having girlfriends over to spend the night! I’m a huge supporter of girl bonding time with food thats bad for you, movies that rot your brain, and just a little bit of guy bashing (ok, maybe not bashing, but funny story telling!) Sorry you didn’t get to sleep that night, but the L&O marathon totally makes up for it!

  • I don’t do snoring. I keep ear plugs in my night stand drawer. I also travel with them as well. I know I need as much quiet as possible to sleep and if I don’t have it, only one of us will be waking up in the morning. heheheh.

    of course, i was recently informed that i snore. i said get the heck outta here.

    must be the extra weight. dang. well as long as i don’t wake myself up, then i’m aiiiigghhhht.

  • Sleep apnea is a scary thing. Would worry me too.

  • Meleah

    Courtney Ryan:
    Law & Order was great. I miss Jerry Orbach!

    Yeah it is! See, I have a reason to be concerned and worried and LOOSE sleep over it!

    I’ve never been told that I snore, but I stay awake the latest. So no one would know if I did snore. I don’t normally need silence to sleep, hell I usually sleep with my TV on, but the snoring? Not. Okay!

  • cmk

    I sent the hubby for a sleep study because he would snore/not snore like that. His tests came back fine. I was sent for a sleep study because of my horrid sleeping habits and I was told I have a slight apnea problem–nothing that needs to be addressed, however. K says I snore worse than anyone he has ever been near–and HE was in the Navy! Oh, well, I don’t believe him, so there is no reason to discuss it any further. 😉

    My weekend was horrid. I believe we have broken the heat records for the past three days or so–NOT my idea of fun. I’m not in a good mood–what else is new. 🙂

  • We’re doing a girls’ weekend in tow weeks. I guess I should bring earplugs just in case I have to bunk with someone who snores.

    I’m glad you had a relaxing weekend. Yeah, getting up for work this morning was tough…but at least it’s a short work week.

  • You were way more productive than I was.

  • Meleah

    Oh No! Thats terrible!! Im sorry your in a bad mood.

    Good Idea! I love Girl Weekends!

    Drowsey Monkey:
    ha ha ha ha ha

  • I don’t sleep next to a snorer, but he DOES come home from work late at night after I’ve fallen asleep and turns the t.v. on too loud. I give him the evil eye and that usually takes care of that problem! Oh, but a sleepover STILL sounds like fun!

    Sounds like you needed your downtime and I’m so glad you got some.

  • You don’t always have to be doing something…. although it’s probably your nature to feel that way. Downtime and nothingness is good for you 🙂

  • Doing nothing is one of my favourite things to do. In fact doing absolutely nothing is even better than doing nothing … LOL! Don’t mind me, I’m making absolutely no sense at all, must be the flu pills I’m taking…

  • Meleah

    Sleep overs totally RULE even at my age!
    And yeah…sleeping next to a snorer is rough, but I love my BFF so I deal with it!

    Yeah, I guess its just not normal for me to do nothing.

    Maybe thats why even though it was incredibly NICE to do nothing ….I feel guilty about not writing. (sigh!)

    I know you are sick!
    I hope you feel better soon!

  • My husband’s snoring was a freight train of sleep deprivation!

    My simple solution is to be sleeping one hour before his scheduled bed time 😀

  • Ok…your Saturday had me crackin’ up!!! 😛

    Re: “I can’t sleep when she makes those sounds, and I can’t sleep when she stops making those sounds!” All I can say is “I’m sorry”?

    As far as being back at work, look at it this way, tomorrow is Wednesday which means you’re half way through the week 🙂

  • Meleah

    Miss Money Penny:
    See, you are always one step ahead!

    Ricardo B:
    True Story!

  • Yes, in fact I do. According to my husband, I do, but only when I’m on my back and my jaw relaxes — right, ChefMom? Like that. So I concentrate and sleep on my sides, and wake up sore in the morning. After three pregnancies, I’m a dedicated back sleeper. Sigh.

  • Meleah

    I am a side sleeper so I bet I am NOT a snorer!!

  • Dude! Is Fight Club the best movie ever or what?

  • Meleah

    Fight Club IS the best movie.

  • Wait. Your best friend is my husband?!!

  • Meleah

    Momo Fali:


    How do you deal with THAT every night?

  • Sounds like a good weekend, snoring and all.

    Gabe suffers from apnea. There are nights when he snores quite loudly (although he will deny it even when you play a recording of him snoring), and he sometimes stops breathing. Yes, it can be scary. I am used to it, so I am able to fall asleep. And since he has lost some weight, it has gotten better.

    I am told I snore loudly myself, but I have yet to hear a recording, so I am not conceding! 😉

  • Meleah

    Sleep Apnea is alarming at best. I have a HEART ATTACK sleeping next to my BFF.

    Yeah, I would demand EVIDENCE too!!

  • Jen

    LOL about Tiff & the snoring. That’s why I drive my butt home at the end of the night…even if it’s 4am! ahahahah.

    I’ve been told I snore sometimes too…I hate the thought of that… 🙂

  • Meleah

    Jen R:
    Yeah well, you are smart to drive home at the end of the night!! Tiffany is CRAZY loud!!

  • Meleah, Im sorry I keep you awake at night! Thank you for watching over me! I wish I could win the lottery to make a private guest sweet for you to sleep over.

    *hint hint*

    Accepting donations!!!

  • Meleah

    Awww… You are so cute

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