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Friday, September 10, 2010

Mother Nature's Sleeping Pill

I have books jumping through my head
It appears we went directly from the unbearable heat and humidity to perfectly warm days and cool nights.  These cool nights are wonderful!  I found myself falling asleep at 8:30 last night, and just couldn't get myself off the couch and into bed--my bed being about 10 feet from my living room couch.  It was just too darn far; I was all comfy sitting on the couch wrapped up in a quilt.  Knowing bed would be much more comfortable wasn't motivation enough for a good long time. 

After coaxing myself into bed, I settled down to read.  I think I made it two pages in, before I realized I was holding the book and not reading it, but closing my eyes and making up the story in my head.  Ok, ok.  Go to sleep.  This does play havoc with my reading schedule.  It's taking me longer to read, since I fall asleep much quicker than usual.  Making up the story in my head as I fall asleep doesn't count.

I love this time of year.  I really do get the best sleep of the year for a few short months.  The only problem is, waking up in the morning.  Mother Nature's sleeping pill works so wonderfully well, I can't get up when I have to.  More coffee!!

How about you?  The days are getting shorter, and the nights are cooler.  I think our Fall will be short-lived.  Time to get out the sweatshirts and jeans.  I'm already thinking about making pumpkin bread, soup, and lasagna.  Get out the cookbooks now and start marking pages.  I feel a comfort food craving comin' on!


  1. Loving the cooler weather -sweater time! Unfortunately I'm not having as much luck with sleep as you are. I guess I'll just have to read more. Let me know when the pumpkin bread is ready :-P

  2. I'm not an autumn fan but DD8 just reminded me that when it gets colder we can make hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and lots of scooshy cream on the top... :)

  3. yum to both! The hot chocolate tastes really good with Butterscotch Schnapps in it--not for kiddies!


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