Okay, I’m going to keep this brief because I have been struggling with a touch of the insomnia for the last week or so and have vowed to go to bed early before my mind has time to go to that place where I end up playing Pathwords for forty-five minutes and flipping through the T.V. channels because I just know that as soon as I get in bed I won’t feel tired anymore and will stay up tossing and turning.
Which will absolutely come true because I allow myself to get totally psyched out about it and then I can’t sleep for all the worrying that I won’t be able to sleep.
I’m tired just thinking about all the effort that goes into being this neurotic.
But I’m serious about shutting it down early before my inner night owl comes out and decides it’s time to party. In fact, I met Gulley earlier for dinner and SET MY PHONE ALARM for 8:45 to make sure I’d be home by 9:00. I don’t know when I became so lame.
Maybe it was around the time I had to start taking Zantac on a daily basis.
The bottom line is I’m taking this opportunity to link to a few things that you might find interesting and/or informative. Basically, it’s a total 180 from my usual content.
1. My sweet, hilarious friend, Lisa McKay, has written a brand new book called “You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes”. Lisa is a preacher’s wife and the book focuses on all the challenges that face the fishbowl existence of being married to a minister and how to handle it all with humor, grace and some semblance of dignity.
There’s even a fun contest you can enter that includes the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to DSW shoes and a $125 gift certificate to spafinder.com.
2. Another friend of mine, Kat, has written an ebook called “Maximize Your Mornings” and you can download it free by clicking right here. It’s all about helping busy moms create an effective morning routine.
Maybe I’ll check into the whole “effective morning routine” thing just as soon as I get over my insomnia. Right now my morning routine consists of drinking enough caffeine to kill a horse.
3. Yesterday I finally went to HEB and had to buy so many groceries that a man in the parking lot offered to help me wheel them out to my car. I though he worked for HEB because he was wearing a red jacket, but he was just some random stranger who probably didn’t expect me to take him up on his offer. EMBARRASSING.
Anyway, I purposefully bought all the ingredients needed to make the Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Pound Cake and let me tell you that it lives up to the name. It’s also a very dense cake. I could hurl it through the window if I wanted to, but I won’t.
Oh, and I also made her Potatoes au Gratin last week and immediately renamed them Potatoes au Perfection. I couldn’t blog about it at the time because the blog was broken.
By the way, my hips will rue the day I discovered that potato recipe. RUE THE DAY.
4. I didn’t mention this yesterday because there was never a good segue way. (As if that’s ever stopped me.)
But while watching 24, I couldn’t help but notice that all the women seem to be having some hair issues. The blonde girl named Jenny or Dana or whatever keeps it all sleek and pulled over to the side no matter how much stress she’s under and Renee Walker had straight up crazy person hair. Sadly, I think Chloe O’Brien may have the best coiff of the bunch and that is a sad state of affairs.
Yet, YET, President Hassan has volume for days. He is in the midst of surviving an assassination plot and his hair is still holding up beautifully. I’ve never seen such bounce. Frankly, I’d like to know what kind of product he’s using to get that kind of lift.
And now I have to go to bed because I feel myself drifting towards my invincible night owl persona.
Seriously, I have to go.
And no playing Pathwords or just checking Twitter.
I’m going to bed.
Where I will sleep the sleep of angels.