Sleep?

Dear Sleep it would appear you dislike me as much as I dislike you but come on can’t we call a truce or something?

This is getting crazy, the heat clearly isn’t helping but even so can’t you give a girl a break, the occasional reasonable night’s sleep really isn’t much to keep me functioning and even coffee is struggling to help out!

Between lack of shut eye, night terrors and involuntarily falling out of bed I am beginning to start taking this insomnia business personally although quite frankly it’s not me it is you!

I would be quite happy to negotiate with you, and would appreciate your input into this matter.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Many thanks

Nat.❤x

(A sleep deprived, unorganised and chaotic woman, surviving on coffee, coffee, more coffee and the occasional few hours of sleep!).

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Things that go bump

Today’s #humpday is brought to you courtesy of falling out of bed last night! Yes I kid you not at the age of 40yrs after another night terror, I landed quite literally with a bump~ fortunately no real damage occurred to me or the furniture although I am sporting a sore ear and shoulder courtesy of my bedside table that got in the way of said mission to fall out of bed hee hee!

All I can say apart from ouch is that you have to laugh and thank goodness my lovely boyfriend was there too otherwise I would of woken up wondering what on earth was going on, mind you I guess that’s no different to most mornings before I’ve had my coffee! Happy Wednesday everyone.❤x

Late Night

Last night I couldn’t sleep~my night went something like this~

*Wrote my shopping list and planned all next weeks meals.

*Looked at holidays.

*Checked the bank approximately 3 times in case some extra money magically appeared in between such times (sadly it didn’t!)

*Sold a wardrobe on eBay.

All whilst pretending that the kids school uniform didn’t need ironing and basically hoping that any wrinkles would disappear by morning.

Finally at 12.15am I decided I really should at least get into bed, I decided to catch up on ‘call the midwife’, fell asleep part way through and woke up feeling like I was in a sauna because I forgot to turn the heating down.

Needless to say I’m tired and feeling slightly grumpy. Despite it being my day off I’ve got a list as long as my arm to make my way through.

Fortunately my lovely Mum sent us home with some cakes yesterday, well I say us~technically they were meant to be for the kids lunch boxes but I’ve decided to ‘liberate’a few and shall have them with my countless cups of coffee later.

Happy Monday everyone.❤️x

Sleepless Wonder

This sleep business or indeed lack of really isn’t much fun. Just lately it’s lured me into a false sense of security I’ve been happily going to bed earlier and pretty much having some good nights sleep.

However last night had different ideas for me and I awoke after probably only an hours sleep having had one of the most frightening night terrors I’ve had in a very long time.

I was screaming (goodness knows what the neighbours must think!) and had thrown the pillows and duvet all over the place. I couldn’t get back to sleep for a while because my heart was racing it really was horrible. Tonight I’m finding it hard to nod off, so I decided to do one of my favourite things and write. I find it calming and it also clears my head.

I’m hoping that having done that and after a few pages of my book, tonight will be better.

Wishing you all sweet dreams.❤️x

Weight loss Milestone

So tonight despite not wanting to go to slimming world at all for my Wednesday weigh in~I was thrilled to find out I have lost another 1lb which takes me to a total of 7.5lbs off.

I had literally convinced myself that I must of put on because it’s been such a busy week with two birthdays to celebrate which of course included cake,maybe some pizza and possibly some wine too!!

Despite all that I have changed my eating habits and am in a much better routine of having breakfast,lunch and dinner and not snacking in between. Believe it or not I am organising and planning my meals which definitely makes it easier to stay on track.

I’m also setting myself targets in the evenings to have everything done by 9pm and if it’s not done then it has to be left until the next day. This is so I can try and relax and get myself into bed at a better time and hopefully get some better quality sleep.

I think the sleep part might be the hardest part to crack but hey ho, one step at a time and all that jazz. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

I’ve now got to clear my bed which has pretty much the entire contents of my wardrobe thrown all over it because I was trying on outfits for our works Christmas do on Friday.

On a positive note now I’m half a stone lighter I have a few more possible outfits to chose from~here’s to the next half stone.❤️x

 

Rest and Recharge

Lets talk about a subject close to my heart~sleep or in my case usually lack of it!

I’ve been sent a new supplement Benenox to try. It contains vitamins,sustamine and honey.

To aid sleep and help your body recharge whilst you are resting.

I am looking forward to trying it, I can confirm that it tastes great and is available in two flavours~blackcurrant and honey and ginger.

I will keep you updated and let you know how I get on.

In the mean time you can find out more about it online.

www.benenox.com

*this product was sent to me to try all opinions are my own*

It’s all about me!

Having just completed a post all about me and my little blog it got me thinking about how much has changed since I first started.

Firstly I started Crazy little thing called love as a single lady, which of course is what catapulted it into existence, now I’m in a wonderful relationship and happier than I thought possible.

My blog is growing it’s own following across several social media platforms and I love sharing my life with everyone.

I have found lots of wonderful blogs to follow and read that are not only inspiring and interesting to read,but supportive too~from weight loss to parenting and just general life stuff.

A few things that haven’t changed and let’s face it probably never will~

Coffee and my love of it, I drink far too much but couldn’t imagine a day without it!

I’m always late and unorganised no matter how much I try.

My kids drive me crackers sometimes but they are my world and they make my life just awesome.

My day to day life is often crazy and chaotic but I wouldn’t have it any other way, this journey may be unpredictable but with the love and support of all my loved ones around me I know I won’t go too far wrong.

Happy Sunny Sunday everyone.❤️x

Day Forty ❤️

 

Day Forty of 40 days of happiness~well as ever there’s been several moments I could of chosen including my lovely friend texting me and asking if I would like some breakfast brought into work today to help me with my diet,and my boy helping me this morning when I was in a rush by taking the rubbish bins out and carrying my bags out to the car for me.

Over the last 40 days there has been highs and lows, laughter and tears, stressful times and good times, throughout all of this I wanted to highlight that during every day there is something happy no matter how big or small.

As ever I am thankful for everyone in my crazy life, they love me, support me and in turn bring lots of happiness to me. I am a lucky girl,turning 40 is definitely all good. Much love.❤️x

#40daysofhappiness

Bed~Time Blues 

It’s no secret that sleep and I are not on very good terms~in fact it’s quite a turbulent relationship and it’s safe to say that bedtime is often not my favourite time of day!

Whilst I often document the fact that I’ve had very little sleep I don’t usually talk about why.

Generally it’s because I can’t get to sleep or after a few hours I wake up and can’t get back to sleep.

However there are times when it’s because of bad dreams and also night terrors, at the grand age of 40yrs old you would of thought I might of outgrown such  things but no I often wake up shouting, screaming,in a panic either out of bed or in some random position under the duvet!

Last night was no exception and I was terrified when I opened my eyes and thought I could see someone standing by my window.

We all know I drink far too much coffee, and as I have embarked on a new weight loss journey I’m also going to try and cut down on caffeine in the evenings.

Tonight being the first night,I’ve had my last coffee at 7pm, I feel it’s a routine I need to get into and give it a go. It won’t be easy but then managing on very little sleep isn’t easy either so let’s see.

If anyone has any top tips for a restful sleep I would love to hear them.❤️x