Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Sound of Slumber

I've been having a hard time sleeping again. It might be because I've started work again. So I'm up to my chin (I'm short) in paperwork and face FORTY SEVEN sixth, seventh and eigth graders every day. Or it might be because trains travel right outside my window 24 hours a night. Or because I live next to a freeway. Or it could be because Taquito sleeps all day in his crate while I work and is then full of energy at night and keeps me up. Or it could be because I have a herniated stomach which means that laying down equals heartburn. Or maybe I'm not sleeping because I'm staying up way past my bedtime playing Scrabulous on Facebook. I don't know. Maybe it's none of the above.

But in any case, I've discovered that some medium-volumed background noise can be just the key to a good night's sleep. And after trying several different radio stations, CDs, music genres and talk radio... it turns out that one CD gets the job done better than any other. The soundtrack to "The Sound of Music" gets the job done every time. I don't think I'm bored enough to fall asleep. I like "The Sound of Music." No, there's just something soothing about a woman singing about sometime in her youth or childhood she must have done something good. Because... there he is, standing there, loving her...