Don’t do as I do! 🙂
I know that I need to do better with my sleep habits. It isn’t that my body has a hard time sleeping . . it’s that my head won’t stop so I can sleep. There’s always something fun to do and, though I know this isn’t true, sleep seems like a waste of time. I could be doing something fun instead wasting 1/3 of my life sleeping.
Wednesday night, I didn’t sleep well. That so rarely happens but we had smoked salmon and we ate about 4. Smoked foods make my tummy not feel so good if I eat them much past noon so I know that was part of the reason. There were other things on my mind and it all interfered with my sleep. Then, for some crazy reason, Vince woke up at 3 a.m. and announced he was getting up. What? So, I got up and was making sure he was feeling ok .. yes, he just couldn’t sleep. He does sometimes go to bed way early and I think that might have been the problem. But, I had barely been to sleep yet and then I couldn’t go back to sleep.
Thursday (yesterday), about 2 p.m., I told Vince . . I have to take a nap so I went to bed. It never takes long for Boots to find me when I take a nap so soon he was in there snoozing with me. Either I was so tired that he didn’t bother me or he was still and quiet and didn’t try to use my body for a treadmill . . like he usually does when I’m trying to take a nap.
After a rather long nap, I knew I wasn’t going to go to bed early last night. I told myself . . I WILL be in bed by midnight. No matter what time I go to bed, I seem to wake up a little after 5. See . . that’s a problem!
I started watching Fox & Rabbit’s latest video and it was almost two hours and it was really funny. She was going through all the projects she wants to stitch in 2022. It was hilarious. There must have been 100 projects. They’re so busy with their fabric dying business that they hardly have time for stitching. He was getting aggravated with her because the video went almost two hours. She was giggling, probably to keep from smacking him. He was even falling asleep. I couldn’t stop watching but . . that’s a video to go back and watch when I can buy charts again. She has some good ones!
It was 1:47 when I turned everything off and went to take my shower. I told myself . . I’m going to take a super quick shower and be in bed by 2:00. It almost happened . . I decided before taking a shower that I needed to trim my hair. That never works out well for me – especially at that time of night. I was in bed by 2:20. Then I made the mistake of checking my phone. I usually look at it one last time to check the cameras and make sure nothing or no one is outside. That’s when I saw a link to a new recipe by The Mediterranean Dish. She had a post at the top for the top recipes of 2021. I started looking at those. I had a grocery delivery scheduled for today between 12 and 1 p.m. I started adding things to my grocery order. It was after 3 a.m. when I finalized the additions to my grocery order. As usually, I was awake at 5:10 a.m. That is not much sleep but I’m sure part of it was due to the long nap yesterday.
I am not taking a nap today. I have to get back on a schedule. I’m usually ok if I go to bed by midnight and sleep til 5 or 5:15. I’ve never needed much sleep. My parents said even as a baby I didn’t sleep much and I can remember growing up and hating bed time. I was never ready to go to sleep when my parents said “Bed time!” I was kinda hoping that as I got older, I’d feel the need to sleep more but so far, that hasn’t happened.