So it’s 1:00 in the morning and I’m wide awake. You’d think an impromptu dinner party with the hens in which we put away 5 bottles of Piper and 2 bottles of wine would give me the impetus for a hasty nighty-night, but no, my brain is whirring & churning instead of sending vibes of lullabies.

I have no idea how all those bottles got emptied, but I do know that I will be worthless at my early-morning tennis drill. I’m not a night owl, and no matter how late I stay up, I tend to wake up with the roosters, so I’m already thinking about the piquant smell of the coffee beans being ground and am hearing the sound of the jet-engine-like grinder as it pulvarizes the coffee beans into a fine enough powder that combined with hot water elicits an energizing brew.

Girlfriends old and new gathered around my dinner table is a tonic for the soul, for sure. Grilled teriyaki tuna steaks, ginger rice pilaf with snow peas, roasted broccoli, and a most delicious salad of mixed greens, goat cheese, strawberries, blueberries and candied pecans filled my belly and my soul with happiness. Throw in a sinfully complex chocolate mousse cake and you’ve got the recipe for bliss.

I’ve promised Payton & Macy a trip to see Kung Fu Panda 2 tomorrow, followed by a belated graduation dinner for my cousin Melissa. I may be napping through the movie and longing for my bed early tomorrow, but will not begrudge the laughter and fellowship of the late-night hens’ dinner party. As Po would say, “You guys see that? It’s called being awesome.” And as we all learned from the original Kung Fu Panda, there’s no charge for the awesomeness.

4 Comments on “Insomnia”

  1. David Benbow says:

    Sleep has never been my strong suit either, so I sympathize. There is no shame in sleeping through Kung Fu Panda.

  2. Michelle says:

    I’ve been battling insomnia for the first time in my life while going through chemo (and now chemically induced menopause) and it royally sucks. I still, like you, wake up early no matter how late I get to bed. WTF?

    Your hen party sounded great though, so bask in that glow for a while 🙂

  3. Jan Hasak says:

    I know exactly what you mean when you are lying awake at that hour–and later. Menopause after chemo changed my life’s sleep patterns so insomnia is a regular occurrence now. I hope you enjoy the movie but nap if you need to. We do what we have to. My son loved the Kung Fu sequel.

  4. nancyspoint says:

    Aahh, a good night’s sleep, what’s that? Since cancer, good sleep seems elusive too often. My mind can’t seem to shut down sometimes. It’s funny, my college age sons want to see Kung Fu Pand 2! Guess I can’t say no to that! Hope you managed to stay awake for it, but if not, so what!

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