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Insomnia

I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark. ~Henry David Thoreau

I don’t have insomnia.  I just can’t sleep.  It has been said that many of the really successful people in the world get by on less sleep than most.  I’m sure JFK didn’t have hot flashes to wake him up, and although the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Meyer,  reportedly sleeps only four to six hours a night, she takes a week-long vacation every few months to recharge her batteries. I would doubt it very much if Donald Trump shares his bed with a restless Chihuahua who prefers to sleep under the covers. Both Kelly Ripa and Martha Stewart also sleep about four hours a night.  These highly successful people probably hop out of bed and cheerfully began their very productive day instead of grumpily stumbling around until the second cup of coffee is poured, except for JFK, who is dead, and Martha, who probably roasts and grinds her own coffee beans at 3 A.M.  One thing I DON’T have in common with these folks (except for the obvious large bank account) is that they probably all have help with the household chores.  Do you really think that Martha Stewart really weeds those acres of gardens or cleans out her own chicken coop? Do you believe that Kelly really cooks, cleans and does laundry for her family of five and still be able to look as good as she does?  Can you picture The Donald with his sleeves rolled up and his hands in a sinkful of dirty dishes?  Nope, nope, and NOPE!  Since I have  lying awake coming to my own scientific conclusions and contemplating the true meaning of life, (Along with wondering what the HECK I was going to write about this week) I have decided that the truly successful people in the world get that way because they are not spending their time cleaning their bathrooms or mopping their kitchen floors.  If I were not shoveling out the chicken coop, I, too, could have my own Farm Woman Empire.  Just think…..television, internet sales, speaking engagements, fame and fortune!  Whew! It makes me tired just thinking about it.  Instead, I think that I’ll just crawl back under the covers and go back to sleep for a couple of hours.

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