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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Writer's Workshop: 10 Reasons for My Insomnia

This week's prompts for Mama Kat's Writing workshop were:

1.) Describe something you're proud of.

2.) Tell me your most humorous wedding experience

3.) 10 reasons why you can't sleep at night

4.) Describe an experience that you wish you could shake from your memory.

5.) Write a love letter to the object of your affection.

I am so blocked on this one.
I was going to do #2, but realized those involved in some of these stories might not appreciate me posting it to the WWW. (Oh, and I have some GOOOD ones.)
#4 involved some of said wedding stories, and other things I might not want on the WWW.
(They would be hilarious though...)

Anyway, I'll tell you why I can't sleep at night instead because that is so near and dear to my heart!

I've never been a good sleeper (except maybe when I was a teenager and running constantly, working 40 hrs a week and in school.)
  1. My bed is old and worn out. I really need a new one but have been so overwhelmed after mattress shopping I just give up! I want one that is environmentally friendly, but one that is good and not as expensive as my van! (It's bad when you get back from a vacation and realize you slept better on the hotel mattress.)
  2. My stupid restless legs won't stop moving.
  3. My husband falls asleep the minute his head hits the pillow- makes me mad that I can't.
  4. My husband snores so loud I'll probably need hearing aids soon.
  5. I wonder if the doors are locked and then go check them.
  6. I have to pee.
  7. I get get caught up in the book I'm reading and can't stop.
  8. I have to pee (and so does the dog.)
  9. I worry that I forgot to pay a bill and have to go check.
  10. I wonder if I locked the cars and have to go check.
Well, sorry it's not the juicy story that it could be if I was brave enough to choose another prompt. Maybe next week! :)


The girl with the flour in her hair said...

What is it with men and that instant sleep thing? IT DRIVES ME NUTS!! My husband is the same way. The second he lays down, he's snoring. It takes me forever to fall asleep. All these things run through my head... Is it a male thing? Do they just not as worry as much? Do they have an "OFF" switch that the pillow triggers?? (If so, I need to find that... :)

panamamama said...

I know! It just ticks me off listening to his peaceful sleep. (I'm so mean.) I think you're right-they must have a male instant "off" switch installed in their brains. Wish I could have one implanted!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I don't usually have trouble getting to sleep, but staying asleep is another story. I hate when I have to get up to pee, which fortunately isn't all that often. Usually, my night sweats wake me up and sometimes when the cats jump on the bed, of course I have to pet them!

Maybe you should check those things before going to bed or just wait until morning (except the door of course).

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