It’s Sunday night and I’m procrastinating going to bed and getting ready for the new work week. I’ve started a bad habit since Thursday of staying up till 2 a.m. and sleeping in until 9 a.m. or later. This is not going to swing tomorrow morning when I have to be up and at work by 8. Haha, who’m I kidding, 8:15.
Sometimes I feel like a little kid still when it comes to going to bed. I hate going to be bed and it takes me FOREVER to shut down my mind and actually fall asleep. I mean, I’ll lie there for 30-45 minutes on average before I finally fall asleep. Some nights it’s horrible and it will be hours. Matt, in contrast, hits the pillow and he’s instantly snoring away. When I was little I remember my mom or sister told me to keep my eyes closed and just lay really still and I will eventually fall asleep. I think most kids are like that, but probably grow out of that by the time they become adults. Not me. I still feel tortured, keeping my body and mind still before falling asleep. I know my friend Nikki C. has the same kind of memory from her childhood and still has trouble shutting down as well as an adult, so I’m not alone.
Tonight, part of resisting going to bed has been playing with watercolors in my studio. I’ve had some button ideas in my mind lately and saw this picture on flickr earlier tonight which gave me the push to actually start. I like what I’ve done, but I haven’t punched out the circles yet. I think I’ll continue working on my buttons tomorrow, before I break out my button machine.