I have not been sleeping much at night lately. For the past 2 weeks I have been up late each night, and by late I mean until 2 or 3 in the morning.
My sleep deprivation is not for lack of trying. I lay down in bed usually around 11:00 or 11:30 and turn on a recorded episode of some cupcake show. About 20 minutes into the show I start to fall asleep and I turn the TV off.
Now for the magic. The minute I turn the TV off my brain wakes up. My mind starts racing about anything and everything. I think about what I forgot to do today, what I have to do tomorrow, what I could write my next post about, on and on.
Then, my little monster
who is sleeping next to me wakes up crying for her “purple” which is her code name for nail polish. (Yes, my almost 2 year old is addicted to carrying around nail polish, maybe a story for another day). So, I find her “purple”, put it back in her hands and she goes back to sleep.
Next, husband starts the loud snoring and by loud I mean you would think that a bear is in the house, loud.
After about an hour of my brain running nonstop, me tossing and turning, and
kicking gently nudging my husband to stop snoring, I give up. I turn the TV back on to finish watching the many, many, many episodes of cupcake/baking shows I have recorded on my DVR.
Finally at some point I drift off into slumber only to be woken up at the butt crack of dawn at 7:30 by my 7 year old alarm clock.
I hope this pattern doesn’t continue much longer because I am exhausted. On the bright side, though I am glad I have DVR and that there are many cupcake shows to record.