Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sleepless (sort of) Night

It's just after 1 A.M. as I write this blog post, having just been awoken for the umpteenth time by our almost 3yo. This is what happens when you have a toddler who doesn't like the whole "Your room is over there, this is my room. can i have my bed back?"

Anywho, this is the third night in a row that I haven't slept very well, so instead of lying in the dark not sleeping, I figured I'd turn on my computer and, yanno, do something. But what??

Firstly, I realized I hadn't written a blog post yet, and I'm trying not to be too much of a slacker on this attempted comeback from the grips of not so fun illness. So here you are. Second, I know I could always read to try to go back to sleep, I mean, I have a stack of books on my TBR pile, but nothing was really screaming out at me and I'm one of those people who need to be in just the right mood to read. And well, that leaves me here. Staring at this blog post wondering what I am going to do to try to get myself back to sleep.

Oh, and I'd write or revise or something, but my brain's at that point of exhaustion where thoughts may or may not be completely coherent and I'm not sure how functional my eyes really are right now - things are still a little fuzzy. Though that could be a really interesting beginning of a new story, hmmm . . .

So what do you guys do when you can't sleep?

Read? Write? Revise? Eat? Watch TV? Stare at the abyss-like blackness of your dark ceiling until the shadows swallow you up?

7 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

DUDE! I didn't sleep last night either. So after tossing and turning, I got up!

Pam Harris said...

I usually pop a Benadryl at night since they make me so drowsy--and they fight my allergies at the same time! :) When that doesn't work, I try to get up and lay somewhere else, like my couch. I heard that being in a new environment can sometimes work. Finally, I'll turn my TV to something really boring. :)

Amanda said...

I'm definitely a TV watcher when I can't sleep. It always does the trick!

Eric said...

Sorry you couldn't sleep. Usually once I'm up, I can't go back to sleep (even if it's o-dark-thirty). It makes life hell for me if I do wake up like that. By the next night, I'm a zombie and I'll fall asleep really early. I hope you get more sleep tonight.

Stephanie McGee said...

Sorry for the sleepless nights. For me, I generally stay in bed and try to daydream myself asleep.

L.T. Elliot said...

I've been doing laundry when I can't sleep. Needless to say, there are lots of clean clothes hanging up these days. =P

Angie said...

Yuck. Hate nights like that. Hope you were able to get some sleep. I usually get up and have cocoa when I can't sleep.