I’m so tired. After my tirade last night I went and took a bath. I’m nominating my wonderful, wonderful deep soaking tub as the must have accessory for all women with lives crashing around them. Then I went to bed and fell asleep.

Problem – I woke up every hour with my mind racing. Normally I like it when I wake up every hour. I like the feeling I get when I wake up rested and realize that I actually get to sleep for many more hours. But last night I wasn’t just able to roll over and go back to sleep. I had to develop a strategy.

The Strategy – Read a few pages of a book and it would divert my mind from racing and I would fall back asleep. But I would fall back asleep with the book in my hand, my glasses on my face, and the light on. It is an odd feeling to wake up staring at the same page of the book as you were reading when you fell asleep and realize that you can read it just fine because you are wearing your glasses.

Side Effect – I’m exhausted. I worked this afternoon and we weren’t busy so it was all I could do to stay awake. I am working out of town for the next few days so I have to get packed and then I’m going to bed at a ridiculously early time. I’m going to watch America’s Next Top Model in bed and will bet good money that I won’t be awake at the end.