Sheep and Beer Bottles
Have you ever counted sheep?
If not, what do you do when you can’t seem to get to sleep?
I’ve always had a hard time going to sleep. I also have a hard time waking up!!
Sometimes I get up and read, or work a crossword puzzle, or create a crossword. Sometimes I get up to do some writing. But all of these things seem to stimulate the brain, so that I’m awake for hours and hours.
Recently, I finally tried silently “singing” an old song: “A Hundred Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”
It takes a while but this seems to work better than anything else. The problem is that, the older I get, the less I can remember. As I try to go backwards from 100, I can’t keep track of how far I’ve gotten numerically. Try as I might, I can’t seem to remember if I just did the verse for 95 or if 95 is the next one.
One night I got down to 53 before falling asleep, but I think I did all of the 60s and all of the 70s twice that night.
It’s likely that on some nights I do the same number several times over before moving on.
But, as long as I finally get to sleep, I guess it doesn’t really matter which numbers I’m doing.
Now, if I could just figure out a way to wake up quickly.
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