Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fit to be tired

No, that isn't a typo. Fit to be tired. I haven't had very many good nights of sleep for more than a week and last night was no exception. I woke up this morning around 3:00 and never really got back to sleep. I went to the pool and swam for 45 minutes. Then this evening I went to a free water jogging class to see what that is all about. The pool has a couple of those floaty belts you use to stay upright in the water, so I can do it during lap swim. I felt really stupid. The belts ride up on a slender person, so I think I need someone to be there to pull on it like Melanie does to Scarlet's corset in Gone With the Wind. Or was that a servant trying to break Scarlet's rib?

Now that makes sense. Scarlet wasn't always friendly. I wonder if corsets were invented by servants.

Water jogging: Have you ever done it? I felt like a dork bobbing around in the water, but I got a heck of a workout and I can feel an ache in my shoulders. It feels good and about an hour ago I came crashing down and could barely keep my eyes open. But I am making a Better Than ... Cake (I don't want that word coming up in Google searches) and so I kept going.

Have you ever had this cake? I'm making it for a potluck tomorrow at work. It is a chocolate cake with sweetened condensed milk and carmel topping poured over it, toffee bits sprinkled and then when it is cold tomorrow morning, I will frost it with Cool Whip, put it back in the fridge and let the Cool Whip set while I swim and get ready for work. Then I will top it with more toffee bits. I may drizzle Hershey's chocolate syrup over it. I may not. I don't know.

Anyway, I have to sleep now. And if you hear screaming in the middle of the night, it will be me. You should be able to hear it far and wide if I don't get some decent sleep.


Cindy said...

Oh dear. You haven't been sleeping well? I'm so sorry. Don't forget the basics: no caffine after 1 p.m., before you go to bed eat a banana, a piece of turkey or drink warm milk. I'm sorry, but no exercise a couple hours before you want to sleep. Exercise wakes up your body. Sleep is a habit, if somehow your body is now in the habit of waking at 3, then you might consider taking half a sleeping pill to help sleep through the night. If your cats are disturbing your sleep, they have to stay out of your bedroom. I really hope you got a good night sleep. That cake sounds yummy! Is there any left?

Rose said...

wondering if you slept good after that work out...not had that cake but it sounds good.

Rambling Woods said...

I have long had a problem falling asleep where as my best friend is like you and wakes early... Stress? Hormones? It really stinks though.. Michelle

Marju said...

A beautiful table!