It's been a while since I've pulled an all-nighter.
Technically speaking, I did pass out for 3 hours last night.
But it wasn't solid.
I was up and down during those three hours, thinking it was a lot later than it actually was.
Flame on. 12:15
Flame off. 12:19
And then freezing cold. 12:35
Every 20-30 minutes I cycle through.
Who needs a clock?
Finally, I get up at 1:00 as the intensity of my flashes always pick up between midnight and 6am.
No point fighting it.
So I watch some tube. A really bad movie. The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.
Good idea, bad chemistry and really overacted by Diaz. Geez. Take a sedative sweetheart.
At 3 am, I climb back in bed.
Toss, turn. Flame on. Flame off
By 3:30 I was back up and out in the kitchen.
I turn on the laptop and check in with ya'll's blogs.
Turns out I'm not the only one pulling all-nighters. I see piglets and kids being born on your blogs. Other folks having trouble sleeping.
This got me to thinking.
I never had children myself but I often see new Mom and Dads living on fumes during the first few years of parenthood.
I've talked to tons of people who have problems sleeping on a daily basis. Half the people I work with are on Ambien.
No Thanks. I rather be tired than dopey and sleeping pills make me stupid.
I have a 72yo sister in law who gets by on 3 hours sleep a night.
Has for years.
Can you imagine?
Thank God I'm not THAT bad.
Years ago, SM and I stayed overnight at a friends house while visiting. I heard Sandy up and banging around in the dead of night, cleaning her house while her husband snoozed.
"Menopause." She said, as if that one word explained everything.
At the time, I didn't understand.
I do now.
As I sit here typing this, I have a load of laundry in the wash.
I've pulled my seed tray and seeds out. I think I'll get some tomatoes and peppers started.
Flame on. 4:03
Flame off 4:07
Good night for an all-nighter don't cha think?
Time change tomorrow.
Spring forward officially at 2am.
Pretty good chance I'll be awake to see it.