The Quest for Sleep

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I love the smell of fresh, crisp sheets. Clean sheets always make me look foward to bed time.  It is just one of those little quirks about me.  I always change my sheets on Saturday or Sunday and since I changed them on Sunday this week I was ready to snuggle in and get some good ole zzzzs and start my week off right!  Ha Ha Ha

 I went to bed about 11:00pm last night, set my alarm, snuggled in and there it was, that technicolor movie that flashes  into life as soon as my head hits the pillow and my eyes are closed!  I just don’t get it…. why do I do this?   As I lay there,  everything that has ever happened in my life is replayed in living color.  I check the clock,  it is 11:45.   I decide not to close my eyes, maybe I will get drowsey, slowly my eyes are starting to get heavy..maybe sleep is coming..nope only more movies.  I laid there at midnight watching a replay of me as a child playing in a ditch with my barbie dolls!  What the heck?  I just want to get some sleep!  I check the clock again, now it is 12:30 and I am remembering every thing I have ever read about not getting enough sleep! .. Sleep deprevation ages you, makes you fat, causes stress and bags, oh yes those dreaded bags under the eyes. Remembering this just makes it even harder to go to sleep so I just get up.

I stagger into the kitchen thinking that if I am going to get fat from lack of sleep I may as well have a snack, maybe it would help me sleep, and also while I am up,  I better go apply little more cold cream  to stay off those  wrinkles and bags that are most likely already forming!  

I manage to slip back between my nice, clean and fresh smelling sheets around 2:00 am and finanlly fell asleep sometime before the alarm went off at 4:45 am.  I just don’t get why I do this?  I don’t do it every night, but when I do it is really an upsetting experience for me! 

I am writing this at 3:50 pm and I am figting to stay awake.  I catch my head slowly bobbing to the right or the left.  O h sure, I could fall asleep now that it is the middle of the afternoon, but then I might have a replay of last night, sure don’t want to let that happen.   I have gained enough weight and developed enough wrinkles and bags today, Lord please let me sleep tonight or I may have to go shopping for new clothes…in a larger size….

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