Bedtime.

Cooking Life The Working World

I don’t think I’ve ever had so many leftovers in the fridge! I’m so excited that the freezer already has lunches for next week inside.

So, last night, I made Caitlin’s Zucchini Quiche Cornbread. I could almost smell the sweet cornbread when I saw it on her blog, and since I had a box of TJ’s mix in my cabinet, it was a no-brainer. Simply delightful!

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Although, I have to confess, I did add some cheese after this. It was just too hard to resist since cheddar and eggs are so perfect together.

Last night’s dinner went great, but bedtime did not. Can we talk about sleep for a minute? I love it so much and have been exhausted most days, but lately I’ve been having trouble staying asleep after that initial drift-off. It’s almost like there’s too much pressure to get to sleep within that small eight hour window! I was explaining this to my doctor at my annual check-up on Monday and she reminded me of the importance of unplugging before bed. I know I’m susceptible to getting ‘wound up’ when I’m on the internet at night. But really, who has time to just sit with a clear head for an hour before bed? That hour is often my only time to blog, catch up on email, and live my non-work life. For now, my goal is 20 minutes. Reading, gentle TV watching, or chatting with Matt. But definitely no wedding thoughts allowed! (ok, that’s impossible).

I think House Hunters International just might do the trick:) Night.

  • elizabeth
    September 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I get bedtime anxiety from exactly what you mentioned. Most nights I try to calm down for an hour or so before bed (TV is usually too much stimulation) but some days, I’ve been gone ALL day and it’s my only time to catch up with my bf. That’s when I get all anxious about needing to fall asleep right away because I’m already into the 7hr sleep window and knocking on 6hrs door! ACK! And an hour of my life is ruined by anxiety. blah! Let me know if you figure a happy medium out.

  • Jenn
    September 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I get sleep anxiety too. I get so stressed out about having to go to sleep that I can’t sleep. I find that reading for 15 minutes before bed (even if its celebrity gossip on my iPhone) helps so much. Also, if I can’t sleep, I often will do a bedtime “reset.” Meaning, I will accept the fact that I will be tired tomorrow, get out of bed, drink a glass of water, watch 10-15 minutes of TV, then crawl back in bed and try to go to sleep. It works about 80% of the time, and by getting up, I’m not just laying in bed stressing myself out.