Isn’t is ironic that insomnia is so common in 40 something gals like me? I have no exams to pull an all-nighter for, no babies to feed every 2 hours, absolutely no reason to be productive at 2 am, and yet I find myself wide awake at that ungodly hour.
I suppose I could try one of the popular sleep aids, or as The New York Times called them last Sunday, “mother’s little helper of the new millennium“. But I am entirely convinced that I would be the one out of a thousand people who would fall victim to the dreaded SRED (sleep related eating disorder). I can see it now…. my jeans start to feel tight so I hook up a web cam in the kitchen and am horrified to discover that every night I creep into the kitchen and stand at the open refrigerator in a trance, eating whole packages of cookie dough and chugging half and half from the carton. When they invent a sleep aid that has the potential side effort of causing sleep-running on treadmills, I’ll be all over it.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
Another wonderful recipe from Glamour’s Gourmet on the Run. It’s a collection that never fails me. I usually end up with 11 muffins instead of 12 because I like to fill the cups at least 3/4 full.
Meanwhile, maybe I’ll just use these photographs of my sweet children and their amazing capacity for peaceful slumber as inspiration. On the other hand, I think I’ll just pop into the kitchen and get the ingredients together for these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins….they will be a lovely treat to wake up to.