Thursday, November 24, 2011

Insomnia, Curse or Gift!

Today, I was going to take the easy way out and not post anything. I sporadically suffer from insomnia and last night I did not sleep a wink. I am tired today and feel my brain hasn't connected. But, what's the point of the easy way??

As tired as I am, there are some good points to insomnia. I love it when the world is all quiet and mine. This secret world is inhabited by my dog, bad TV and me. We watch '21 Jump Street' reruns, 80's movies (like Manniquin), Dr 90210. We eat honey toast and have a cup of tea, sometimes even chocolate because calories don't count at 2am. Sometimes, I'll text my aunt, to see if she is sharing my midnight world, and we will have a 3am text conversation. We have even visited each other in our pjamas for an 4am coffee. I can also have a short, guilt-free, nana naps during the day.

A couple of insomnia quotes I love are;

'Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds' JoJo Jensen. So true.

'If a man has as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he'd make a fortune' Griff Niblack. I do come up with amazing ideas in the wee hours.

'The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleep world' Leonard Cohen. We have to feel superior somehow.

Now to mix things up with a change of subject. Yesterday the Mamamia webpage had a video on how to wear a men's shirt as a dress. You can find the link here. I decided to borrow one of my husbands shirts, to fashion into a skirt and see if anyone noticed. A few people did, but more surprising, as I lurched like the undead through North Lakes, a few people stopped me to tell me they loved my skirt. I am not sure I'll wear it again, but it was a fun experiment.

Inspired by Mamamia


  1. I love this skirt/shirt!! I am going to do this too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you. I hope you do it. We need to try new things sometimes.