Chasing Sleep

Sleep has been elusive, lately.

We seem to go in rhythms when it comes to sleep.  Where we were in a pattern of the boys, at least making it to 5:45, and Little Lady, sleeping close to seven, sometimes even later, we are now in a waking through the night, up at all hours of the morning pattern. Yesterday, Second Son woke up at 4:30 in the morning, and Little Lady, since moving to her big girl bed, has definitely lost her status as the champion sleeper of the house.

Since I’m not a wake up and fall right back to sleep kind of gal, all these awakenings have given me a lot of time to think about meaningless and strange things, like Jennifer Aniston.  Yes, I’m still on that topic.  What can I say?  I can’t always control my brain, especially in the middle of the night.

As I was lying in bed, trying to go back to sleep, all I kept thinking about was that interview with Jennifer Aniston, particularly, her diet, which was the one thing about her that seemed healthy.  She follows a Zone way of eating, and says since she’s a routine kind of person, she pretty much eats the same thing everyday. Believe it or not, I remember reading this about her back in her Friends days, and no, I don’t have an obsession with Jennifer Aniston, just a weird knack for retaining random facts that I read (and a weirder habit of waking up in the night and thinking about them).

This got me thinking about sugar, especially since I recently read, yet another article, extolling all the evils of the sweet stuff.  Amongst it sins, sugar can age you.  So, maybe it’s not all Smart Water and Greek DNA keeping her looking young and fit, but her diet, counteracting some of those bad habits (of course, a fair amount of airbrushing doesn’t hurt, either).

From there, my thoughts turned to Kimberly Snyder’s blog,  which I’ve been visiting, from time to time, ever since I discovered it, and discussed it here.  She claims the sun is not so evil, sunscreen is, and clean eating can counteract a lot of damage we do to our bodies.  I’m still not sure what I think about all that, but maybe she’s onto something. And, while I can get behind some of her ideas, like drinking water with lemon, and eating more organic and green foods, some of her ideas are a little out there, like, it’s my birthday and I celebrated by getting a colonic, which seems as unnatural as you can get.

While I don’t pretend to know everything (or anything) about the actual process and psuedo-science behind a colonic, I always thought the colon was the last stop, for all the bad stuff, on its way out.  Isn’t anything that goes in, just going the wrong way? And does the colon really needed cleaning, anyway?

Speaking of colonics, what happened on Kourtney and Kim Take New York (besides that train wreck of a marriage)?  Did I miss an episode?  Because at the beginning of the season, Kourtney’s eating organic, drinking herbs, and getting a colonic.  By the end, she’s laying in bed with Scott eating potato chips.

Eating in bed, there’s another idea I can’t get behind.

These are the thoughts that keep me up in the middle night, but only after someone, pick a family member, any family member, wakes me up.  Last night, that was Little Lady, repeatedly.  Not only did she insist on sleeping with me, but no matter how many times I moved her, she wouldn’t get off my pillow.  Do you know how annoying it is to share a pillow with someone?

Our turbulent sleep was followed by one final early morning wake up call, when Little Lady poked me in the head and asked me if her Super Girl costume was clean (like it matters to her).  The nerve!  It’s bad enough she’s ruining my sleep, now she’s demanding I do her laundry!  That Super Girl costume has got to go.

Hope your nights have been more dreamy.

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