Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thirteen Reasons I Didn't Sleep Last Night

How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things. ~Dorothy Parker

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1. The voices in my head were talking too loudly.

2. I was hot (tossed the covers off). I was cold (put the covers back). I was hot (tossed the covers off). I was cold (put the covers back).

3. My husband snores.

4. My dog snores.

5. Full moon shining through the window.

6. Stuffy nose... but only on one side. Other side was so dry it hurt.

7. Worrying about not getting to sleep.

8. Started carrying on a conversation with the voices in my head.

9. Got a song stuck in my head that kept playing over and over and over...

10. Joints ached from laying in one spot too long. Got up and walked around a bit, which made the dog think it was time to get up.

11. Needed to put wood on the fire.

12. Stove afterburner started roaring and "poofing" flames which made me nervous, so I laid on the couch and watched to make sure the house didn't burn down (the new stove and I have a very uneasy truce).

13. Finally fell asleep thirty minutes before it was time to get up...


Your True Eye Color is Deep Violet

You are a harmonious, peace-loving person. You are considerate and kind.

You are quite emotional and sensitive. Most people don't know how easy it is to hurt your feelings.

While you are a bit fragile, you're also extremely tough. You can dig deep.

When you want to get your way, you're assertive and gusty. You won't let anyone intimidate you.

About 75% right ...



Rogue said...

Sorry you had a rough night. #2 is one I battle with all the time in the Australian climate. Happy T13!

MJFredrick said...

Oh, ugh! Sorry for the not sleeping. I've been up since 3, so I can relate. Finally fell back asleep about 1/2 an hour before the alarm.

Xakara said...

I haven't been to bed yet either and have miles to go before I sleep. Do you ever use herbal supplements? I swear by Alteril, a valerian root based supplement. You can get valerian root by itself but those have been to strong for me.

Good luck on getting through the day and getting to sleep tonight.

Happy TT,

13 Quotes from the Coda Series

Dru said...

Sorry you didn't get enough sleep. I hope you're able to get some rest.

Your True Eye Color is Chocolate Brown

You are a down-to-earth and practical person. You don't get caught up in flights of fancy.

You appreciate organization and thrive under structure. You generally feel that being rebellious is a waste of time.

You take commitments seriously. If you say you'll do something, you follow through until it's done.

You know that the key to life is to not go it alone. You love to cooperate with others.

This is pretty accurate

Have a good day.

Hazel said...

Nos. 5 and 11 - aren't they charming! I actually wish I would experience them one of these days. Happy Thursday.

colleen said...

I have to wear a mask and sometimes earplugs. Tryptophan helps.

I am Harriet said...

My dog snores too. He's funny.

Have a great day!

Maria Zannini said...

Sleeping has never been a skill I've done well--mostly for all the reasons you cited.

Daria Black said...

I've had insomnia many times and it sucks. I'm sorry you had to go through that. #1 happens to me all the time (especially if I'm writing a particularly exciting story) and invariably I'll start doing #8.

Terri Tiffany said...

Sorry but I can relate to all of them minus the dog and fire:)) I am away more nights than I want to be!!

Mary Quast said...

Don't you just hate it when the voices in your head won't settle down for sleep? I find thing I can do on nights like you had, is get up and write.

Hope tonight is better for you!

Happy TT.

Rachael said...

I was totally experiencing #2 last night. I just couldn't get comfortable! Happy TT!

Alice Audrey said...

That hot and cold thing really does me in sometimes. I've gotten so I will block the heating grate when I go to bed so the temperature in the room will drop as I sleep. It helps.

Brandy said...

I don't sleep well, either. I hope you have a better nights rest tonight.
Quiz results were same as yours. Pretty accurate.

Best wishes for a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

Oh man. Hugs!!!

Made in Jersey said...

worrying about not getting any sleep is what gets me everytime.