Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I have no trouble sleeping.  I hardly ever wake up at night, and if I do wake up, I go right back to sleep.  And I can go to sleep anywhere. I am NOT one of those people who have to have the room totally black, and a ceiling fan blowing on them, and 27 pillows piled up behind them.  If I can close my eyes, I can fall asleep and stay asleep.

But not last night.  For some reason, sleep just would not come.

I went to bed at my normal time.  I read for a little while like I usually do.  And then turned off the light to go to sleep. 

And I waited. 

And I waited.

And I waited.


And I could not go to sleep.  This never happens to me.

So I got up.  I put a load of laundry in the washer.  I paid some bills.  I cleaned my Keurig.

Wait a minute?   I did what??

Yes, it's true.  I had just seen a blog about cleaning your Keurig, and getting all of the hard water out of it.  So that's what I did.

I poured a cup of vinegar in the machine and started it up and OH MY GOODNESS.  You cannot BE-LIEVE the FILTH that came out of that machine. It was horrible.  Brown, gross-looking water with chunks of hard water floating in it.  So I ran about 4 cups of clean water through it to get that vinegar-smell out of it.

I will say that the machine is much more QUIET now that all of that hard water is out of it, and it brews my tea faster.

So that's what I was doing at about 12:30 this morning.  Cleaning my Keurig coffee maker.  What an exciting life I lead.

But still I was wide awake. 

So I took the clothes out of the washer, threw them in the dryer, and started another load.

I got on the computer.

And finally, at 1:30 a.m., though still wide awake, I made myself go back to bed.  I don't know how much time went by before I went to sleep, but when my alarm went off this morning . . . 

Well, let's just say by this afternoon I may be propping my eyes open with toothpicks!!

Really, this happens to me SO RARELY!  Maybe once a year I have a night like this where I just can't sleep.

But my Keurig sure is clean!!


  1. I drink a lot of coffee but it was only lately that I feel like buying that kind of coffeemaker because sometimes my hubby just want a cup before going to work and it is too early for me to have my coffee. I'll keep that in mind if I end up getting one on how to clean it! :)

    I've been a night nurse for 20 something years so even on my nights off, I would be up and also would start cleaning whatever would not create any noise so as not to wake up my family. I know what you mean when sleep eludes you!!! Have a great week ahead, remaining strong in the Lord's mighty power and have fun brewing faster! :)

  2. Oh how frustrating! I'm like you--out the minute my head hits the pillow--so a night of insomnia would just about kill me. Hope you're feeling better, or at least that you get a nap this afternoon!

  3. at least your wakefulness wasn't wasted -smile-.

  4. I'm not laughing at you I'm laughing with you. I hate those nights! Next time you can't sleep I think you should come to my house and clean.

  5. Oh, I know about insomnia...I've had it since my youngest was born 6 years ago. No fun at all!! I'm not usually that productive when I can't sleep, though (: I just bought a Keurig and we love it.

    Have a great day.