In June I wrote a post called I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. If you can’t already tell, I’m having the same problem again. Good sleep, for me, is just one of those things that goes in a cycle. I’ve read tips on how to get better sleep. 
– No light in the bedroom. (I’m afraid of the dark, so no. No thank you. [There’s monsters in there, hush.])
– Cut out coffee.
– Cut out caffeine.
– Stop eating after a certain time.
– Cut out sugar.
– Cut out your liver and sacrifice it to the mythical cat people of ancient Paraguay. 
– Stop doing everything you’ve ever enjoyed, ever. 
– Take Ambien and start driving around in the middle of the night while asleep. 

While I admit I have not tried every single one of the above, everything I have tried hasn’t worked. I think this is something I’m just going to have to deal with. This morning I fell asleep around 2:00, so that…wasn’t as bad as it could have been. It did not help that we let the dog sleep in our bed, something we only do every once in awhile, and she had gas. It was like sleeping with a slightly-less-toxic version of Agent Orange.

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Once, at 3:00 in the morning, I was direct messaging my sister on Twitter, sending her facts about Mangas Coloradas. Hey, the man’s name was He Just Sits There. No wonder he preferred Red Sleeve.
I’m like Sheldon Cooper, minus the science.

Also, that GIF is from Twin Peaks. Have you ever watched Twin Peaks? If not, you are missing out, my friend.

Anyway. All of this rambling has been…for no particular reason whatsoever. Just to, you know, kvetch.

I shall return in a few days, probably with pictures of cookies.

See you later!

3 thoughts on “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, Redux”

  1. I've officially caught up on your posts and am sorry for your sleepless nights. Did I tell you that I officially stayed up ALL night working on a Christmas present for my mom? Whose bright idea was it to make a photo calendar as our group gift to our mom? And who volunteered to make it? Thirty hours of going through many directories of photos on my computer plus emailed photos from my siblings and then the learning curve to actually make said calendar meant for many late nights and one all-nighter. Of course, as soon as I placed the order I thought of additional photos I meant to include. Oh, well. So what I'm saying is that Benedryl has been my friend to make sure I'd get to sleep and not stay up even later.

    So now that I'm caught up and didn't actually disappear forever, I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I'll have to stand with the freezer door open for some cooler air as we celebrate the holiday in crazy 85-degree Florida weather. Of course, Atlanta's not going to be that much cooler this year with a record-breaking 75 degrees!

    1. We were all really pleased with the actual calendar. I used Snapfish and the photos and calendar quality were quite nice. Mom said she'll keep it out longer than the twelve months of 2016. Now that I know how to do it, I'll try to remember to collect photos all year long and not wait until December to try to pull it together.

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