If you have a mind that wanders during the day, but goes beyond reality at night, do you ignore its wanderings, or try to capturenotebook what happened? Yeah, me too.

I don’t sleep a lot, maybe 4 hours a night, or 6 on a really good night.

Don’t worry about me. I’ve been doing this for years.

Actually, I exercise at night. If you add up the distance my mind wanders at night, I bet I do three marathons a night. Pretty good for someone who can barely walk a mile without Huff and Puff tagging along.

I’m not sure why but this morning I began to wonder about the things I wonder about in the middle of the night.

  • Why, upon awaking in the middle of the night, do I immediately calculate how much time I have left to sleep when I know I’m not going to sleep anyway?
  • Did I teach my children, who are both grown with families of their own, about the dangers of digging to China?
  • Will I remember to grab the note from the coffee table that I need at work tomorrow, and knowing that I won’t why don’t I get up and put it in my purse now?
  • Did I remember to let the dog out to pee?
  • Do I even have a dog?
  • What is today and do I really have to get up at a specific time tomorrow?
  • Do I have enough time to take something to put me to sleep and still wake without a hangover tomorrow?
  • What if I simply drink the tequila? Is there enough time for that?
  • There’s always time for tequila.
  • Is this the year we go to or register for EBWW?
  • Where are EB’s clothes?
  • Why does my body jerk and wake me up when I am almost asleep?
  • Do I have Alzheimer’s?
  • Did I eat dinner?
  • Do I still have time to eat before I sleep or is it too late?
  • What would I want to eat if I had time to eat?
  • Can you have ghosts in a house that has only been occupied by one family – yours?
  • Have I paid any of the bills this month?
  • Why can’t I stop singing ‘In the Middle of the Night’?
  • Is my heart beating too fast? Too slow? Not at all?
  • Why do I have so many questions but never have the answers?
  • I don’t want to get up and pee but I really need to.
  • Is the window open too wide? Will a creep come in when and if I ever go to sleep? Will I be able to locate my pistol quick enough to end the creep’s advances?
  • Did I feed the stupid dog?
  • Do I have a stupid dog?
  • Why didn’t I get that stupid dog?
  • Why won’t that barking dog STF up?
  • Will I fall asleep and miss going to work tomorrow?
  • What have I forgotten to do, to think, to make, to whatever?
  • Will I ever remember what I’ve forgotten to do, to think, to make, to whatever?
  • How can I pay with Apple Pay if I don’t have an iPhone?
  • Why would I want an iPhone?
  • Can I bird watch at night?
  • Do I have extra printer ink?
  • Why am I thinking about printer ink?
  • What time is it in Australia?
  • Where is Clay and why didn’t the motion detecting cannon stop him?
  • What would Mabel and/or MayBelle do if they couldn’t sleep?
  • Where I Aunt Maybelline and her juice when you need her?
  • Can I have just five more minutes of sleep before I get out of bed?


From the life and mind of Wanda M. Argersinger

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  1. Dawn@LightenUp!

    heehee: “What if I simply drink the tequila? Is there enough time for that?
    There’s always time for tequila.”


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