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November 5, 2009

Sleep is for the WEAK!

I'm finally getting around to joining in for the very first time in Mama Kat's writing assignment for this week. I watch her site every week, but most of the time I don't really come across a prompt that inspires me to write. This week, I found one that I'm pretty sure that I can do....

Top 10 Reasons Why I Can't Sleep At Night

1. This one is just obvious...because I am not sleepy.

2. Did I turn the kitchen light off? Did I lock all of the doors? Is Noah's window open too far? Did Josh remember to shut the garage? {yea...usually these result in me getting up out of the bed to go check.}

3. Blog ideas and writing topics. I sometimes come up with utterly FABULOUS things that I want to write about, but instead of jotting the idea down on a piece of paper, I sleep on it. Then when I wake up, it's gone. I could have had a multi-million dollar novel idea and slept it away...

4. Money and Financial issues & solutions. These are more prevelent on Wednesday Nights after I get done listening to Dave Ramsey tell me how to handle my money. Ideas on how I want to organize our finances, what I want to buy when we have extra money, which things need taking care of first. You know, those things.

5. Organizational and decorating ideas swirl around my mind a lot at night. I guess cause it's the first time during the day that I am really able to just lay and THINK about what I would like to do in my house. Hmmm...should I go for a light grey accent wall in our bedroom, or a dark burgundy?

6. What was that noise? I'm pretty sure that someone just knocked on the door downstairs. Did our screen door on the back porch just open? What's that over in the corner? Yea. I'm a bit paranoid's sad, really.

7. What do I have to do tomorrow? Sometimes, the question is more of, "Is there anything that I have to do?" Is there enough clean clothes for me to not have to do laundry in the morning? When was the last time that I cleaned the bathroom? Are the dust bunnies over taking my living room? [Ok, usually, my house doesn't look that bad. I take much pride in keeping a clean and orderly home.]

8. What am I going to cook for supper tomorrow night? What's in the freezer that I need to thaw out? What am I going to have with it? How long will it take to get ready?

9. Anything and everything that I haven't already listed. My mind wanders really bad at night time...I mean REALLY bad. I lay awake and drift to ideas for vacations in the future, meals I want to try, how I am going to re-do Noah's bedroom when we move, what classes I want to take in school...anything. Again, mainly because that's the only TRUE quiet time I get all day long.

10. Prayer. I talk to God alot right before bed. I'll admit, I tend to fall asleep talking to him. I feel better about my anxieties and fears and worries and paranoia if I end my nights talking to him. He eases me into sleep and helps me to relax and find that comfort that sometimes, well most always, only he can provide.

Head on over to visit Mama Kat for other posts and topic ideas, and to join in on the writing challenges!



At November 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Corrie Howe said...

Ditto on your list. Mostly because I'm a night owl. Getting up early is my weakness.

At November 5, 2009 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

Our lists have some overlap It is amazing how nighttime is the time that our minds choose to work overtime!

At November 5, 2009 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Joann said...

I can completely relate to your list. The time before I fall asleep is often the only moment of uninterupted time that I get. Time to think of what I want to or what I didn't think of earlier in the day!

At November 6, 2009 at 4:27 PM , Anonymous Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

It's hard to sleep when your mind is going a mile a minute like yours seems to be. I don't usually think about stuff in bed so I get to sleep pretty quick that way. There were only a few times in my life that I couldn't turn my brain off at night to sleep well which wasn't good.

Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.

At November 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM , Blogger Mama Kat said...

I feel like I'm most creative at night time...I cannot turn my mind off!


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