Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Really Good Read

I was up again last night for a couple of hours.  I guess that motherhood has turned me into an insomniac, because I feel like I've spent a considerable amount of time roaming the house in the middle of the night searching in vain for something (anything) to help me sleep.  I finally hit the Rescue Remedy hard last night and that seemed to do the trick, but not before I wasted an hour or two tossing and turning and counting sheep.  Usually this technique works for me, but the past few nights nothing has been effective.

I was laughing yesterday, though, because only a few months ago I lived in a permanent state of exhaustion and sleep deprivation.  How did I function?!  I accomplished nothing yesterday because I was such a zombie, yet somehow for the span of almost six months I managed to care for an infant and myself despite being bleary-eyed from lack of sleep.  It's amazing that one survives those newborn months and how quickly one gets used to once again sleeping through the night.  I'm not a science person, but once and awhile I am truly awed at the power of the human body to survive stress and trauma and bounce back rapidly.

There is a bright spot to my insomnia, however.  All those middle of the night hours when the Hubby and the Muffin Man are both asleep happen to be an excellent time to catch up on my reading.  I just finished a book that I couldn't put down.  Have you read Me Before You?  If not, please go and buy it right now.  Seriously, you will thank me.  It's been a while since I read something this engrossing, but this book is so good.  It's funny and touching and beautiful and heartbreaking.  All the must-haves when it comes to a good read.  I didn't want this book to end, which almost makes up for the fact that I only slept four hours last night.


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    1. It's such a good book, Mari! If you're a reader I HIGHLY recommend it.

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