Sunday, July 18, 2010

Benefits of a Slap-Choppy Night's Sleep

I sometimes (lately more often than I'd like) wake up in the middle of the night and then can't get back to sleep. This is not news -- I've written about this subject a few times. It's frustrating, especially when I have to go to work at 6:45 and I'm running on four hours of sleep, 12 cups of coffee, and a prayer that I won't smack someone. Today I decided I shall dig around and seek the benefits of sleeplessness. There must be a little chip or two of a diamond buried somewhere in the muddy muck of sofa-backache and late night TV...

I can catch up on those old episodes of Wings and Home Improvement that I missed in the early 90's.

My mental to-do list is on fire in the middle of the night. If I keep a notepad nearby, I'm certain I'll create an epic list that will keep me busy for the next three years.

My cats love it when I'm up in the middle of the night. They curl up on all sides of the sofa and circle me while I read or watch TV. I'm jealous of their peaceful sleep. They are jealous of my midnight snacks.

I have the time to ponder thoughts that I'm normally too busy or sane to consider:
  • Jillian Michaels really does looks like a man.
  • Why is the same episode of Three's Company on every time I am up at 3am?
  • Why don't men wear ascots anymore?

The Slap Chop infomercial doesn't watch itself.

So it's another day of coffee and maybe a nap this afternoon. Maybe I'll dream of Vince, wearing an ascot, Slap Chopping me a midnight snack.


  1. I just have to say I love the manner in which you turn things into posts. Even more, I love your writing style.
    Get some nappage!

  2. Hahaha...all subjects well worth pondering Angie!!! I'm sorry to tell you that I'm all too familiar with them all...but you are so right about the upside! The cats do love it when they get that middle~of~the~night mama time!
    Hope your sleep patterns return to normal soon.


    P.S. I am empathizing with you Angie on the midnight insomnia. Finally got rid of it when I started taking calcium with D supplements.


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