Monday, April 11, 2011


I am a lover of sleep. I don't ever remember being one of those kids who begged to stay up late, and there was only a short period of time I wanted to wake up early to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings. I was probably 14 before I could actually stay up till midnight on New Years Eve. I wore earplugs and tried avoiding roomates who snored in college at all costs! When I was pregnant it was not uncommon for me to go to bed at 7:30pm!

The last few weeks I have NOT been able to sleep at night, it is the wierdest feeling to be up at 3:00 a.m. not wanting to sleep, knowing so many nights when I have been awake with the kids I would have loved the opportunity to go back to sleep!

I am exhausted until about 10:00 and then I have a sudden burst of energy and decide to wash all my cupboards, organize the bathroom, learn a song on the piano, lay in bed and jump at every noise (despite the fact I probably live in the safest neighborhood in the world, I am always sure someone is trying to steal my babies), watch five episodes of biggest loser, try to will my herb plants to grow, and worry about everything. Has anyone had this problem, any drug free solutions?

I guess I will enjoy a cleaner that normal house, being able to follow the conversation at bunco night revolving around everyone's week night shows, and hopefully keep that dang cilantro alive.


roy and ell said...

Dione, maybe I could send you some of my literary critical theory essays. After two paragraphs you'll be in a coma. :-)

Kirk and Dynelle said...

Ha ha you are the best. Is it only the nights Taylor is gone? I can only sleep a couple hours the nights Kirk is away. You should come visit and have your insomnia clean my house :)

williamss said...

Dione, whatever you do, don't nap during the day, (after a sleepless night)even though you'll be tempted to. And don't worry, it'll pass.

kali matthews said...

Haha, ohh, how I love sleep. I get bad insomnia right before I start, for some reason. Thank goodness it's just once a month, but I haaaaaaate it.

Ashley A. said...

That is no fun. I get this only sporadically so I'm no help on ideas to overcome it. Talk about productive, though! I'm not at all like that when I can't sleep.

P.S. I loved your last post about your mom. I've been praying for her and all of you.

P.P.S. I can't keep cilantro alive either!