Things That Go Through My Mind When I Can't Sleep

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I woke up at 1:30 last night and COULD NOT go back to sleep.

So..I mentally rearranged my classroom and saw there are actually no good seating arrangements.

I composed a riff on New Moon and realized I'd probably offend more people than I'd entertain with it.

I worried about money.

I mentally rearranged my living room and realized there's actually no good way unless we get wireless printers.

I worried about my son.

I tried to decide what pastry I'd get at Starbucks since today was free pastry day. I also debated over which size mocha to get. After no sleep, I went with the grande.

I replayed my favorite Terminator Salvation scenes in my head.

I worried about the dang pep rally on Friday.

I tried to think of a good restaurant to take my cousin when they're here this week.

I wished I hadn't done that extra set with the Shake Weight because I figured that was why my back was hurting.

I wished I'd taken a Tylenol PM.

I wondered when I'd hear about any of my submissions. (Oddly, I did very little thinking about my writing.)

I finally reset the alarm, setting it half an hour later, and was able to go back to sleep for two hours. I had a lovely dream, though, about the dh and I having an adventure, and woke up when my alarm usually goes off.

I know, I know, if I could have turned my mind off, I might have gone back to sleep sooner, but I just couldn't, once it got going. I debated getting up to work, but didn't let myself. I wonder if I should have. What do you do when you can't sleep?



Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Man, you get more done in your head in the middle of the night than I get done all day!

My "can't sleep" is more along the lines of faint dozing but never falling fully down, so it's totally unproductive time.

MJFredrick said...

LOL, Natalie. Your way is probably more relaxing.

I took Nyquil Friday night--allergies--and slept 10 hours! Last night? 4.


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