Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A "Sleepy Meme"

I like finding cool memes over at Kitten's place. So here's my take on this one.

1. Name 2 things you have done under the covers in the last week.

* Played peek-a-boo with Jillian.
* Shivered. (It's so warm this week. What a difference.)

2. Do you know what a woobie is? Do you have a special one?
* I think I could use a woobie. I've been using Jillian's Hello Kitty doll every once in a while. She falls asleep next to me with her two little dolls. She hugs one and I hug the other.

3. What prompts you to pull the covers over your head and hide from the world?
* The kids fighting.
* Too much stress. I guess that's a regular thing in my life these days.

4. Firm or soft?
Firm mattress and soft pillow.

5. Silk or flannel?
* Flannel is my way to go. Love that comfy feel.

6. Lights on or off?
* Lights off. However, I don't like when it's pitch dark for the kids. I need to get a new nightlight for the boys' room. When my son wakes up, he get disoriented. I worry that he'll bump into something. I bump into things too.

7. Fan or no air?

* When it's really hot, I need some kind of air conditioning or fan. I get restless when I'm uncomfortably hot.

8. Completely dark or nite light?
* Some nights, I'm like a kid, and I want some light in the room. I think those are my overactive imagination nights. No scary movies for me.

9. Windows open or shut
* Open. I like the breeze.

10. Sweet dreams or nightmares?
* I can't remember having a sweet dream. I have often unsettling, strange dreams. I guess I'll have sweet daydreams!

11. PJ's or……
* Love my PJ's.

12. Set bedtime?
* I should have one. I tend to go asleep around 11:30 or midnight.

13. What do sheep count when they can't sleep?
* Their aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors...

14. What does your alarm clock sound like?
* Obnoxious.

15. White noise or music
* Falling asleep with music is very nice.

16. TV or IPod?
* TV. I've been watching "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain lately. Anyone else watch that show? I like his sarcasm.

17. Can you recall a pleasant dream you'd like to share?
*I remember having a dream about laughing with my friends. I don't remember any details, but it helped me wake with a smile.

18. Under the covers or outside the covers
*All the way, under the covers. I like being wrapped up in a blanket. The kids say I'm like a "mummy mommy."

19. Insomniac or sleep angel?
*Depends on my stress level!

20. What is your favorite sleep aid for those tossin' and turnin' nights?
*Can you recommend one? When I'm tossing and turning, I can't settle down.

21. Morning person or night person
*I have tons of energy in the morning. At night, I'm wiped out.

22. Bedtime snack?
*Of course. Chocolate anything.

23. Hot or cold room
*When it's too hot, I'm not a happy sleeper.

24. Socks or naked feet
*Naked feet. I like to move those toes around.

25. Bedroom door locked or unlocked?
Unlocked. Some nights it's like Grand Central Station with all the kiddy visitors!

26. Tent or hotel room
Me in a tent? Not happening.

27. If you could be bored to sleep, what would bore you?
*Financial news shows. My husband likes to watch them.

28. Prayers or mantra?
Prayers always.

29. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
*I can't remember, or do I want to forget?

30. Please share any ideas on how to stop a person from snoring.
I'm all ears.

*You should see me trying to push my husband every which way to get him to stop snoring. It drives me crazy!

31. If one purely pleasant thought could ensure fast and sound deep sleep for you every night, what would your one thought be?
*All the kids are happy :)

32. How many hours do you normally sleep?
*Six if I'm lucky.

33. Thunderstorms or quiet starry night?
*Quiet starry night. Thunderstorms make me nervous. Too much rumbling. Hubby's snoring is enough of a "boom" in my ears!

34. Warm bath or hot shower?
*I have to learn how to relax in a bathtub. I like showers because I want to move in and out quick. I need to learn to lounge a bit. Maybe in my golden years!!

35. What is the craziest thing that ever happened in your bed?
*It collapsed. We were sleeping, by the way. LOL.

36. Name a song you could fall asleep to.
*"Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones is so soothing.

37. Who last told you a bedtime story?
* I could use a bedtime story. Know any good ones for tonight?

Happy Dreams Everyone!!
Hope to visit you all soon. My crazy schedule continues. This week I'm gardening at the school. I don't know how to garden. Should be interesting :)


Betty said...
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Betty said...

Loved all of your answers and I can relate to most of them.
#3. I often do that lately because of some rough things that happen around here.
Have a great day!
Big hugs!
B xx

Joanne said...

I'm a walker, and find on days that I don't walk, I don't sleep as well. So a long, 2 mile walk helps for a good night's sleep :)

Lois Lane II said...


I'm the snorer in our household, lol. I actually partially woke up the other night to my husband with his hand around my chin and pushing my head in another direction so I'd quit snoring, hehe.

He & Me + 3 said...

Those were fun questions...good answers. OMGosh your bed collapsed while you were sleeping? I would have had a heart attack.
I have to have a night light on for the kids every night but some nights I wish it were pitch black to fall asleep better. I like firm mattresses too. I hate sinking. LOL

T Rex Mom said...

I liked this meme. Did you totally startle when the bed collapsed? Too many kids sleeping in it with you?!? I could totally see that happening to us someday! And our room is grand central station and we only have two kiddos!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Andrues thoughts of plays too end of days
Was a nightbeware ensue to renew in kind
And still gets skitty skatty Caty
With likes dislikes sigh cry why try!

Love Andrew.

christy rose said...

That was an interesting meme! I can not sleep with socks on either. Naked feet for me! :) And a fan. I need the breeze, unless it is freezing cold, then I can do without it. I do not have a set bedtime either. I just usually wait until I feel like I am about to fall asleep standing up, then I go to bed. LOL It makes for very little times of laying in bed and not being able to go to sleep. :)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Great list as usual Kelly! LOL on the bed collasping although I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time! And SURE you weren't doing anything to rock it! ;-) I never take baths either. I'm always in a hurry. Maybe in our golden years we can both take baths and chat on the phone sometime about our kids driving us crazy!

Jerry said...

Forgive me for barging in unannounced. But you were recommended, and I can see why. I've seen most of the Anthony Bourdain episodes...and the Doctor gave me Carispodal (I think that is spelled's the generic 'cheap' form of Suma)and it is a mild muscle relaxant. It seems to do the trick on those tossing and turning nights....does nothing for snoring though.

Best wishes...

Susan Fobes said...

Funny, I like night lights in places like the kitchen and bathroom, but my bedroom has to be pitch black-even if I bump into things... LOL!

Becca said...

Love this! I constantly have to have at least some light source in my room at night. It used to annoy the mess out of my hubby but now he has to have one too!

Oh and your bed collapsed in the middle of the night?!! What in the world?!!

The Write Girl said...

This is a cute post...I agree with your sleeping patterns : )

Michelle said...

That's a cute meme. And I'm with you on most of them. In fact, I'm about to be "good" and go to bed "early" with my fan on under my covers with bare feet!

Ginger Jasper said...

Loved reading your meme today as it gave a huge insight into your life. Wish I could get a good sleep pattern but shifts puts paid to that.. HUgs Carol and GJ x

Anonymous said...

#35 LOL! What a creative meme. An enjoyable read. I'm envious that you get six hours of sleep. Without Sominex, I'm lucky to have two.

Jillien said...

These answers were wonderful!! as for #37 I have a bed time story most nights... the novels that I fall asleep at 2 in the morning reading are good enough bedtime stories for me! too bad I'm exhausted in the morning when the sound of my alarm clock (my daughter nudging me and asking for breakfast) wakes me up!

Caitlin said...

Very cool meme. Funny that your bed collapsed- glad that you clarified that you were sleeping! ha!

Jenners said...

"Come Away With Me" is the perfect song to fall asleep to! And I can't sleep if the room is hot.