Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise .. Ben Franklin
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Early To Bed (Not)
Insomnia .. loud crickets .. change of life (two years and counting) .. summer rush in the garden .. have all been contributing to my lack of sleep. I settle down on the couch for a little TV at night .. usually an old movie .. then doze off. Usually I'm already for bed so I can just shuffle half asleep down the hallway to bed. Once there, I toss and turn a few minutes. Still tired. Then it hits me. I need to check the front door, take the pooch out for a potty run, get a glass of water, and heaven forbid if I've forgotten to brush my teeth and decide to use the electric (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) toothbrush. I get back in bed and have a hot flash, which makes me get up to turn on the fan and put on cooler jammies. Settling back in .. I am WIDE AWAKE and thinking I should go bake the bread dough slowly rising on the counter. This is the dough I forgot to add yeast to yesterday so hastily added it after I noticed it wasn't rising. Humm .. I must have been distracted (again). Adding dry yeast to bread dough is not a good idea. But now it smells all yeasty and like sourdough .. so I don't want to waste it. Time to turn on the oven and finish baking bread. Smelling the yummy goodness makes me hungry so I make a pot of coffee and wait for the bread to finish. My day today is going to suck. I'll need a nap just after Nathan gets on the school bus .. oh, I forgot, it's Wednesday and I have my little grandson ALL DAY. I really need to mature and better order my day!