Thursday, 15 November 2012

A non stick shoe rack; I'm awake at 2am!!

Oh yes... it strikes again! 2am in the morning and sitting at my laptop thinking why the heck can't I just sleep at night like a normal person?! I always feel bad when I can't sleep, my husband finds it hard to fall asleep if I'm not in bed next to him so I am hoping against hope that he has managed to drop off without me and I'm not keeping him up waiting. Being awake at this hour isn't new for me... in fact it usually means an entertaining blog post and a list of things to do whilst awake...really I'm just here trying to make myself sleepy (I don't know why I expect it to work.... does blogger now come with a 'play lullaby' function I don't know about?) but anyway I'm here. What do you do when you can't sleep? I'm open to any ideas at the moment! I suppose hitting the gym for 40 minutes after 11pm tonight (last night?) wasn't the best idea, that might have something to do with my lack of Zzzzzzz's, just at a guess. Me at the gym, no I'm not joking it really happened! My lardy arse and I decided that since it's summer and I'm still living in jeans and long sleeves I should probably do something...that something means 40 minutes sweating and heaving and bouncing around all over the place on a treadmill (try not to picture that) Late at night is about the only time I'll go to the chamber of pain; no teeny weeny fit creatures wafting about the place looking fabulous and not breaking a sweat, just one or two hardcore buffs who have nothing better to do and don't even glance at us walking in the door...I much prefer that arrangement!!

Why is there never anything good on TV at 2am? Seriously...who wants to buy a magic dicer slicer oven with bonus finger graters and non stick shoe racks that if you pay by credit card you get the full edition of 'Idiots of the World' and a Cd of songs famous in the early 80's that have been remade by an Elvis and Billy Joel cover band at 2AM IN THE MORNING!?

Oh and being awake this early in the morning, you get to witness all the disgusting slimey creatures that inhabit your house while you sleep....for example hideous long black centipedes with what looks like fangs on it's arse that moves at an alarming rate across the carpet towards your feet that just. won't. die. nomatter how many times you whack it with your shoe.... or the slug that you have NO IDEA where it came in from but it's somehow on your lounge leaving little squiggly silver trails all over the place... or the barage of teeny spiders that occupy that wallspace above the bathroom door that you don't normally notice in the dark. Oh what joy! BLECK!

And why do creepy noises sound 10 x creepier when you're sitting awake and alone in an otherwise dark house thinking you see shadows move out of the corner of your eye..oh wait I just answered my own question.
*sigh* I can't even crochet! If I started something my obsessiveness would make me finish it and I'd be sitting here til dawn! My darling loyal Toby hasn't left my side though, he'll stay curled up on the lounge beside me until I go to bed...Sparrow on the other hand seems to have decided that the bed is warmer and comfier and has abandoned me most likely to curl up on my pillow for me to squish accidentally when I stumble in later.

Maybe if I go lie down I'll drift off eventually...I'm beginning to think that might be a good idea. Or at least a better idea than sitting here in a possibly haunted, bug infested, slightly chilly, drunk slug hangout :o)


  1. You need to start taking some melatonin at night and get some sleep!

  2. I am loving your blog title, so creative!

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  3. I'm a night owl myself. I'm frequently still up at 4 a.m. If I start a project, I may not even go to sleep. However, there's no one I'm keeping up; so that might have something to do with it. lol. I'm sure you've heard it all: Have some tea, play soft music, take sleeping pills. lol. I have seen NyQuil commercials advertising a sleeping product they recently released. You never know. I personally jump in the shower at those crazy hours because that relaxes my body enough that I fall asleep soon after. I hope you finally get some rest!



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