"dream a little more"...That's the title of this print http://www.etsy.com/listing/47541050/dream-a-little-more by "selenavallejo" http://www.etsy.com/shop/selenavallejo?ref=seller_info on etsy. When I saw it I sat there and stared at how peaceful she looked. Wonder how long she's been asleep? Wish I could sleep like that! I guess by now you've figured out that I haven't been sleeping too good lately. I don't know what the whole problem is. I suspect that it's a combination of things. I'm going through "the change"...wish it would CHANGE already! LOL...Or it could be the weather. When it's about to rain or the humidity is going to be high, I get a lot of aching in my bones that keeps me awake.
Hubby sleeps like a baby...and sometimes a snoring baby! Maybe that's contributing to my sleeplessness too. But whatever it is, it sure looks like everybody else is getting sleep, but me!
Cats are sleeping...
("Mr. Angel-8x10 Fine Art Photograph" http://www.etsy.com/listing/50478095/mr-angel-8-x-10-fine-art-photograph by "sunrisesongbird" http://www.etsy.com/shop/sunrisesongbird?ref=seller_info )
Dogs are sleeping...
( "Note Cards Set of Four-Sleeping Dogs by David Lloyd" http://www.etsy.com/listing/51315462/note-cards-set-of-four-sleeping-dogs-by at "lloydgallery" http://www.etsy.com/shop/lloydgallery?ref=seller_info )
Boys and dogs are sleeping...
("Sleeping Boy and Dog pastel art pet animal portrait painting print..." http://www.etsy.com/listing/12724860/sleeping-boy-and-dog-pastel-art-pet by "DonnaPellegata" http://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaPellegata?ref=seller_info )
Ducks are sleeping...
("Sleepyheads-8x10-Fine Art Photograph" http://www.etsy.com/listing/37357126/sleepyheads-8x10-fine-art-photograph by "SherriConley" http://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriConley?ref=seller_info )
Bears are sleeping...
("Sleeping Bear" http://www.etsy.com/listing/33966159/sleeping-bear by "DistinctiveColorArt" http://www.etsy.com/shop/DistinctiveColorArt?ref=seller_info )
Lambs are sleeping...
("SLEEPING LAMBS" http://www.etsy.com/listing/37867298/sleeping-lambs by "tmlCREATIONS" http://www.etsy.com/shop/tmlCREATIONS?ref=seller_info )
Even ships are sleeping!
("Sleeping Ships 8x10 Fine Art Photography Print" http://www.etsy.com/listing/49965545/sleeping-ships-8x10-fine-art-photography by "NiaRae" http://www.etsy.com/shop/NiaRae?ref=seller_info )
So, what's it going to take for me to get some of that good old sleep?! I tried this...
("Hot Cocoa 2x2 Tile" http://www.etsy.com/listing/22511561/hot-cocoa-2x2-tile by "GretchenKramp" http://www.etsy.com/shop/GretchenKramp?ref=seller_info )
...unfortunately that just led to my being up looking for something to eat to go with it!...FYI, 'Smartfood' popcorn works great!..........................Maybe I should try this...
("Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow-Travel or Toddler Size" http://www.etsy.com/listing/50983077/organic-buckwheat-hull-pillow-travel-or by "tresmarias" http://www.etsy.com/shop/tresmarias?ref=seller_info )
...It couldn't hurt, right?! You can never have too many pillows!...My hubby would probably disagree. He has 3 flat pillows, and I have about 6...not including the large memory foam one that I use to prop myself up when I can't sleep and want to go on the computer or watch T.V.
Maybe I should just get one of these ...
("Tweet Tweet-Certified organic Cotton Sleep Eye Mask-Adjustable" http://www.etsy.com/listing/44399746/tweet-tweet-certified-organic-cotton by "doodlebugsFunFabrics" http://www.etsy.com/shop/doodlebugsfunfabrics?ref=seller_info )
So elusive, this thing called 'sleep'! I just want to look like this...
("RESERVED LISTING FOR simplematter" http://www.etsy.com/listing/50753295/reserved-listing-for-simplematter by "janethillstudio" http://www.etsy.com/shop/janethillstudio?ref=seller_info )
But...unfortunately, most of the time I look like this...
("Black Cat Vinyl Decal Sleeping Cat with eyes open Laptop Decal..." http://www.etsy.com/listing/48110763/black-cat-vinyl-decal-sleeping-cat-with by "signchick1" http://www.etsy.com/shop/signchick1?ref=seller_info )
Do you have sleeping problems? Any suggestions?....Poetry?....Okay. :-))
Struggle To Raise Your Head
Now, who am I to say
the way that others ought to live;
But my pep talk, to help you through,
I'm motivated, now, to give.
The struggles of this system
are an alert-to raise your head;
To put one foot before the other,
and not lay down like you are dead.
Many things are just not fair.
They seem to happen just to you;
But is crying and complaining
all that you can find to do?
Use the logic of your mom-
who made you finish every drop,
and think of others who were hungry
for the food you left for slop.
In other words, just say
to yourself-when feeling bad:
"Look at all the other struggles
that the ones I love have had."
It doesn't make it go away.
It doesn't make your trials less real;
But it may make you raise your head,
and how you think,-and how you feel!