Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sleep is needed part 2

I did manage to get some sleep last night. I broke down and started counting sheep. It seems like a silly cartoony thing to do but it worked. Sometimes, when I get truly desperate, I will listen to the scriptures on CD. They always knock me out in less than a chapter. I also get the added bonus of having the words of God imprinted on my subconscious. I am studiously avoiding reading this evening even though I really want to finish the book. It is due pretty soon and I need to get it read and back to the library.

Right now I am feeling a bit lost. I am a person that craves alone time. I have to spend a portion of my day alone or I go bonkers. My husband went to bed not too long after the kids did so I ended up with a very unexpected evening on my own. Had I know that this would be happening I would have planned something fun. I have wasted all the time I can on the internet, I can't read my book this close to bed time and there is nothing on TV. I keep having the feeling that it is later than it really is. Maybe I should turn in early too. My inner night owl shudders at the thought especially since my husband has an unexpected day off so I will get the chance to sleep in. What is a gal to do?

9 comments:

purple_kangaroo said...

Wow, i can so relate to this.

Another going-to-sleep thing I like to do is quoting scripture and/or poetry or something else nice to myself in my head, as I work on memorizing it. Trying to remember it puts me to sleep, and the good things filling my mind help make nice dreams.

Knitting Maniac said...

I can't make myself go to bed earlier than 10. There is just something psychological about the whole thing for me, I fear.

Hope you got some good rest!

Damselfly said...

Oh, yes. I need alone time, too. I go stir crazy if I don't get it.

happy mommy said...

Isn't that always the way? You can't sleep when you need to, want to sleep when you can't!

Enjoy the day off with your husband!

chellie said...

stay up late and sleep in.... that doesn't happen too often... if ever!

chichimama said...

Hope you enjoyed the alone time!

I fall asleep to the Food Network. Stupid, I know. But they put me to sleep in a minute flat...

Gabriela said...

I count backwards from 100.

I need alone time too otherwise I get really grouchy. :)

Anonymous said...

My husband has never understood my need for "alone time". It's good to hear I am not the only one.

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Jenifer said...

I see you posted that around 10pm....That's Early???? Holy cow! that's late to me.... I long for a night when I can turn in at about 8:30!!!!