I slept in today. Like big time slept in. I got up a few times for biological reasons but didn't actually get out of bed and enter the land of the living until 11:30. ELEVEN THIRTY! What the heckity heck? That's so awesome I just can't even tell you.
I'm a horrible sleeper. I can't get to sleep, can't stay asleep and am fitful when I do sleep. I toss and turn. I fidget. I find it hard to get comfy and when I do get comfy I still can't drop off into never-never land. My sister and my mother are champion sleepers. They can fall asleep in about 30 seconds. That's not an exaggeration. 30 seconds and they are out. And for the most part, they stay asleep too. The Hub is a good sleeper as well. He can fall asleep rather quickly and, thankful, is rarely bothered by my rolling around trying to find the magic position that will allow me to relax and sleep. Of course, this can also be terribly annoying. For me I mean. It is so frustrating to be unable to sleep when you are surrounded by the sounds of others sleeping. Many many nights I lay in my bed listening to The Hub, The Yellow Dog and The Orange Dog snooze it away without a care in the world. Almost in sync they rhythmically breathe in and out. Sometimes snoring. Sometimes making tiny little yippy noise deep in the midst of some dream. And there I lay … half of me being grateful they are resting and the other half thinking of all the reasons I hate them.
But all that aside, I slept last night. And well into today. I have no idea why last night was so different. I don't know what I did right to cause the sleep fairy to bless me so but I am grateful for those hours of rest. So grateful that I'm thinking of going back in that bedroom right now and making an altar to the snooze god/goddess (who would that be? Mistress Forty Winks? Sleeping Beauty? Michael Stipe?) … kind of like they have at my favorite Thai restaurant. A little place to offer up tidbits of gratitude. My Thai place puts out veggies and sauces. I'll put out a sleep mask and white noise machine. I'll put little flowers around it and maybe light a candle … lavender, I think. Lavender is supposed to help you sleep. Then, of course, I'll take a nap.