Can I just have ONE good night’s sleep??

Yup, that was me last night at 2:30am, then 3:15, then 4:40 when I finally threw in the towel and rolled out of bed to make coffee.


What on earth is the matter with me? I can fall asleep just fine, it’s the staying that way that’s become the problem! I have tried to fight it, cure it, accept it.. but nothing seems to work.


Last night I actually watched live streaming video (twitter link on right →) of an eagle resting on its eggs in a nest dozing in and out of sleep.

It was so cute watching this majestic bird’s eyes getting heavier and heavier..finally closing and then seeing its white head slowly sink down until she (or he) rested its beak on the pile of sticks and feathers. The crickets were chirping and the wind was blowing, ruffling the feathers on it’s head and back. Every so often the eagle’s eyes would spring open, no doubt in response to some noise or movement in the tree. But this amazingly beautiful creature never got up, never moved around or tossed and turned or did anything to expose its fragile little offspring. This momma (or pappa) was totally at peace with its dual mission: to rest and protect.

Hmmm,  I just got a great idea..






8 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, I love the nest. If only it were that easy, huh?

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    1. Cindy says:

      I love the nest – not sure my husband would like it.. HA! I just got back from Costco with a bottle of melatonin-my sister swears by it..I’ll give it a shot. I have to try something because A. I look like **** and B. my sunny attitude is consistently party cloudy with a threat of hell-fire and hail at about 4pm every day…so there’s that. 💀🔥

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      1. Good luck to you. My husband used melatonin for a long time to help with sleeping with good results.

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      2. Cindy says:

        I’ve heard good things..don’t know why I’ve never tried it. 😑 I’m going to pop one and settle into my bed with my laptop and watch that crazy “eagle-cam”..for some reason, that is SO relaxing!! HAHA!

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  2. Ah, sleep. The elusive instinct.

    I do melatonin, but I’ve also noticed that hormones play a factor. I have roughly one week a month where I won’t sleep, and have come to accept “it is what it is” and I’ll just catch up later. 🙂

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    1. Cindy says:

      For a while there..I was sleeping like a teenager..(without an i-phone of course.) My head hit the pillow at night and I’d wake up in the morning all rested and ready to go..I’m just going through a torture cycle right’s hoping it passes soon.

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      1. YAY HORMONES. haha

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