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#BlogFlash2013: Day 6 – Island

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Thank you to Terri Giuliano Long for hosting another BlogFlash event. To see Terri’s post for the day (and find links for others’ pieces) visit Terri’s blog

Day Six – Island

I know this was due on on Friday. Bleh. I’m only averaging 4 hours of sleep a night right now and couldn’t bring myself to write about an island when all I wanted to do was go to sleep on one! Come to think of it, sometimes insomnia feels like its own island. Everywhere is quiet, your husband – even your cats – are asleep. The world is at peace.

“Why can’t I have some of that?” you think.  Instead, you lie back and watch the light seep through the curtains.

I’ve tried many things over the years: milk, hot baths, lukewarm baths, not eating after a certain time etc. It comes and it goes. So this month I’m lying in bed at 4 a.m. listening to an audiobook so I don’t wake my husband – even my cats – with the light? There are certainly worse afflictions in life.

I’ll remind myself of that the next time I’m feeling shipwrecked.

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Donna Brown
Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Occasional writer of short stories and poetry.

5 Comments

  1. Oh Donna, I'm sorry to hear that you aren't sleeping again. I know what that is like all too well. I always think I should just get out of bed and catch up on blogging or other things but I'm too tired to actually think straight.
    I hope you get some sleep soon!

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