I’ve been having trouble sleeping. Last night I think I got about two hours. I know the last time I glanced at the clock it was well after four thirty am. I tried watching videos, singing songs in my head, seeing how many times I could blow on my sleeping dog’s eyelashes and watch her ear twitch without actually waking her up, getting a drink, going to the bathroom, taking a walk around my upstairs, laying perfectly still, tossing around in bed for a half hour straight, in my head writing a story, playing on my iPod, self gratification, saying the alphabet backwards.
Also, it turns out the Hokey Pokey is really *not* what its all about.
While this horrible new habit of mine is not happening every night, it’s certainly happening frequently enough to be a major nuisance. Which is weird, because it wasn’t all that long ago that my head would hit the pillow and BOOM, I’d be out until morning.
I’d also like to point out that when you have insomnia in any form, it’s true that weird and very random thoughts do go through your mind. I can’t even tell you all the strange things that were going through mine last night. I will say though that I have a very good theory that Alpaca’s look really good in plaid pants.
I don’t even feel nearly as tired today as I should, though I’m definitely grumpier. BUT, a friend of mine passed me a bit of news this afternoon that might actually kick start me back into the writing (which I haven’t done ANY of since November now) and hopefully crack this block I’ve been in for 10 WEEKS!!
On the agenda tonight:
More time with the kids. I’m looking forward to cooking dinner with them as the wee three especially (I say that, but they’re a teenager, a near teenager and an eleven year old) have been asking me a lot to teach them some basics and so forth. Then I will be working on the budget again, double gulp. And if you know me, and know how I am about and how I feel about math, well, that should be enough to guarantee that I get some sleep tonight.
Because math and I? We do not mix well.