6 Responses to “awake”

  1. Jeff says:

    I don’t sleep normally anymore. I have no control over my mind. It’s just far too active. At first, I found it somewhat annoying. Now, I just go with it. It gives me a lot of time to get things done. I call it the Forrest Gump approach to sleep. “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m tired, I sleep.” It doesn’t really matter when. Well, it matters a little bit, but there are always a few moments you can steal for sleeping here and there. I rather enjoy my sleepless nights, and my cat is getting used to it. At first, he was annoyed with me. Now, he seems amused by me, typical cat.

  2. kim says:

    Interesting – Molly does the exact same thing every now and then. She’ll decide at 11:30 pm that she just wants to look and point at her balloon mobile (while being held, of course). I would love to put her down on the couch with a book for a few hours.

  3. Debby says:

    If you want a good sleeping aid, try reading Proust. He can even knock you out on an airplane. Eventually just looking at the book itself will be enough to make you drowsy.

  4. Jen says:

    As you know, I get the same problem infrequently. It’s all about establishing a night routine. Try drinking honey chamomile tea at night and put a kibosh on the caffeine after 3pm.

  5. KDC says:

    Vigilant, even? Sounds like Habakkuk. Maybe you can read up on boardgame strategy so that more of the photos Andy posts are of you dominating him in victory…

  6. michele says:

    Thanks for the sleeping recommendations, everybody. I’ve slept normally for the majority of the last 2 weeks, so things seem to be getting back to normal.
    Jeff: My cats seem confused by my presence in the living room in the middle of the night, but they’ve come to accept it. They’ve adopted a “now what?” brand of resignation toward most of my activities by now.
    Kim: I have some book recommendations for Molly, if she’s interested…but not History of the Later Roman Empire. I’m guessing it’s almost as big as she is, for one thing.
    Debby: Maybe I should try reading Proust. So far, the only reading material that really makes me sleepy is stuff I’m supposed to read for class, but I haven’t gotten desperate enough to try that yet.
    Jen: I’m a big fan of honey chamomile tea, so even if it doesn’t put me to sleep, it sounds like a good idea…that and peanut butter sandwiches 🙂
    KDC: Funny, I don’t feel much like Habukkuk. I’m not quite desperate enough to try wading through that giant binder of “Advanced Squad Leader” rules, even though it’s out there on the end table staring at me.

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