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What we found in the Kitchen and Sleep

Food was pretty simple yesterday as we had so many leftovers from the weekend.   Breakfast was banana bread bake, lunch was leftover pizza casserole and supper was leftover roast beef dinner. Today’s however I did cook again. Breakfast was a shake for me and the kids had cereal. Lunch was Sammies for the kids and leftover roast beef for me. Supper I am really excited about even thou I haven’t eaten it yet it’s cooked and packed for work. I made some meatloaf in my electric pressure cooked and mashed potatoes. My meatloaf usually takes over an hour to cook but it took about 30 minutes in the pressure cooker. That’s some major time savings for this mama. And the mashed potatoes took 10 minutes! I have to say the more I use my pressure cooker the more I love it!.  Now that that’s out of the way let’s talk about sleep.


So I have some off and on insomnia issues that come and go as they see fit. Sadly that means that I can become irritable and fall into some bad habits like watching tv till 3 am and having to be awake again at 7 am. On Sunday night I was exhausted but feared that I would get all comfortable in bed only to lie there wide awake. So I decided to take some melatonin. Now I talked to my doctor about it before taking it so I encourage you to talk to you Dr as well before taking any supplement or sleep aid.  I went to bed around 730 and by 8pm I was out cold and it was wonderful. It was the best sleep I’ve had in months! I woke up feeling rested and ready to take on the day. I was more productive yesterday then I have been in a long time. I was able to catch up on all the laundry including fold and put it away, homeschool the kids, play with the kids and go shopping all before work. And I didn’t even need a nap before going to work. It just goes to show how much our minds and bodies need sleep. Last night I didn’t take anything to help me sleep but I had another great night sleep and another productive day. Here’s to hoping I sleep well again tonight.

Sleep and food

It’s currently 12:57 Am here.  I wish I could sleep but for some reason my body is having nothing to do with it. Thankfully I have Netflix and a good pair of earphones so I can entertain myself while the rest of the house sleeps peacefully.

Truthfully I have no idea why my sleep is so out of whack yet again. Tomorrow’s plan is to get outdoors with the kids and enjoy a beautiful walk. And to also resist the urge to nap in the afternoon. Hopefully that will solve my sleeping problems and if it doesn’t then I’ll be asking my medical team if I can use some melatonin for a few nights to help me sleep and get a regular sleep patter going.

I’ve also noticed that since my sleep pattern has been off so had my eating. I think I’m just so exhausted that I can’t think of what I can and can’t eat and then since I’m not hungry I decide to keep waiting to eat but I am never hungry. Well besides my head hunger that is. So since I am awake at this ridiculous time of night I have decided that tomorrow I will be making spaghetti squash casserole and a big pot of chilli.

For now I’m off to watch some Netflix and hopefully drift away to sleep 🙂