Why Can’t I Stay in Bed?

Gracias Dios es Viernes!!

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Even on Fridays, when I have no where to go immediately or much to do other than write, I still can’t sleep in. Why is that? I have a lovely king-sized bed, the wind was loud and blowing through the oaks in the front yard this morning, but when I hear my husband leaving for work, my eyes pop open and then I have to read, check emails, practice my Spanish lessons or whatever. Yes, I may do this in bed for an hour or so, but what I really want to do is go back to sleep, especially on a morning like this, yet my mind won’t let me.

It starts to harrass me the minute my eyes open, “What do I have to do today?” “Do I have errands, or does Dad need anything?” “I should do this or do that.” I start planning my day in my head as soon as I wake instead of rolling over and sinking back down into peaceful slumber. Why? Is it stress? Do I have a guilty conscience? Am I too hard on myself? I mean, it’s not like I have a job to go to, outside the house that is. The only time I ever get to sleep in is when I’m either sick or hungover, thank God I’m neither today!

“I need some new makeup,” “Taking Dad to get a haircut today,” “I need to get Connie that wood,” “What was that writing project I was gonna tackle?” This is me in the mornings. “Do I want to start the day with ACV tea or coffee? I really need to start with ACV tea since I cheated last night,” on and on it goes. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions or am I right to just get up and get on with the day? Just curious, do you have such a hard time sleeping in?


Sometimes I wish I could just tell my mind to SHUT UP!! LOL



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