Sleep On It!

October 13, 2008

You know how they say you absorb more knowledge when you sleep on it? Well I sure did. I studied chemistry on the ET this morning and it was amazing how much clearer my brain was thinking at 5am than at 9:30 last night.

But I have to digress with this story:

(WARNING: If the thought of two married people sleeping in the same bed makes you squeamish, skip ahead :mrgreen: )

I have a tendency to mumble absurd things just before falling asleep sometimes. Once in college a friend came into my room late at  night and I asked him if he had been playing “that game with a ball and a stick.” He responded that he didn’t know what game I was talking about and I said “oh, yeah, me either.”

So last night, just as I was falling asleep, I apparently scratched the husband’s knee a few times, which was over on my side of the bed. He asked me what I was doing, and I sat up and said “I just wanted to pet the animal!”

I totally didn’t remember the story until we left the gym this morning and he said “Do you remember petting the animal last night?” After he reminded me, I totally remember feeling the fur on his leg and thinking it was a dog! LOL.

Fabulous oats this morning –


  • 1/3 cup oats, 2% milk, water (liked the milk, but the cottage cheese made it hard to do a true evaluation)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1-2 tbsp raisins
  • 1-2 tbsp wheatberries
  • Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (the husband didn’t want any so I heated it in the microwave in the bottom of my bowl and it curdled. Definitely not as effective as stirring it into the hot oat pot).
  • Granola plank
  • The very last of the Toffee Butter PB 😥


A new tea: Madagascar Vanilla Red Rooibos by Celestial Seasonings


Off to take this test!!! Then I can relax the rest of the week and just get normal stuff done. OMG it’s only a 4-day week because this weekend is FALL BREAK!!! Sweeeeeeet.

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1 Celia October 13, 2008 at 7:11 am

:mrgreen: too funny about you petting the husband!! I’m famous for ‘sleep talking’ as well, so you are def not alone, haha! 😀

I spotted Celestial Seasonings tea on the supermarket shelves today … but I’m not sure if they have the vanilla one … did I say I <3 tea?! :)


2 Jana October 13, 2008 at 7:19 am

I just laughed out loud about the sleeping story.. that is hilarious and has totally made my day! :-)


3 caitlin (seebriderun) October 13, 2008 at 7:23 am

hahahahhah very funny. future husband says i bolt up in bed and say stuff as well.


4 Amanda in Pittsburgh October 13, 2008 at 7:28 am

HAHA Kath! I do that sometimes, too – especially when I’m stressed out! Good luck on your test today!

PS – I made oats for the first time this morning (I made the Pumpkin Oats) and they were amazing and SO filling – thank you!!


5 Betsy in Pittsburgh October 13, 2008 at 7:33 am

The sleep talk made me laugh out loud, I’ve got some good stories of my own like that. One time I woke up to hear my boyfriend lecturing someone on not being wasteful…

Amanda, hi from a fellow pittsburgher!!


6 coco October 13, 2008 at 7:37 am

good luck on the test Kath!!!


7 zestycook October 13, 2008 at 7:45 am

HAHA that is hilarious. The oats look amazing!! Great stuff… good luck on the test!


8 VeggieGirl October 13, 2008 at 7:47 am

Ah yes, I too retain more information when I study right before bed, and then again in the morning – hooray! :-)

Fabulous oats, indeed – you need to get more of that Toffee Butter PB though!! 😀

I have Fall Break the same time you do!! Fantastic!! We must get through the week first… hopefully we’ll manage 😉


9 lexi October 13, 2008 at 7:47 am

you definatly put a BIG smile on my face and a good laugh in my heart! that was too funny! i probably look like a big idiot to someone who hasent read this!


10 Melissa (the other one) October 13, 2008 at 7:50 am

LOL – that story ROCKS! Too funny :)

I do the same thing though….just as I’m falling asleep I’ll say the most random things sometime and get reminded of it in the morning! :) Keeps life interesting I guess!

Good luck with the test!


11 Katie October 13, 2008 at 7:52 am

ha kath! maybe matt should shave his legs? maybe not…


12 gina (fitnessista) October 13, 2008 at 7:53 am

that story cracked me up 😀
good luck on your test!!!


13 Sabrina October 13, 2008 at 8:03 am

haha I LOVE stories like that. too funny.

good luck on that test, i am sure you are going to do well!

and re: yesterday’s clean house. i am so jealous. tonight i have to do a major cleaning! my house was stressing me out all weekend, but there was no time to do it!

ooh! and the french toast looked yummy!


14 Lisa October 13, 2008 at 8:08 am

My dad and I bond over trying new kinds of tea – and we both love the red rooibus you had this morning. I’ve had a sore throat the past few days and can’t get enough of Bigelow’s vanilla chai and vanilla caramel.

Good luck, and enjoy your break!


15 Lee October 13, 2008 at 8:15 am

Hehe. I do the same thing. My boyfriend never lets me forget the night that I fell asleep on the couch and he tried to wake me up and I told him, “I love Wilco.” as in the band Wilco. I don’t even really know many of their songs! Random.


16 Rose October 13, 2008 at 8:17 am

That dream is hysterical!


17 LT October 13, 2008 at 8:21 am

Hahahaha! I love stories that involve saying or doing crazy things while asleep! :)


18 Melissa Sue October 13, 2008 at 8:22 am

Madagascar Vanilla Red Rooibos is my ALL TIME FAV tea. I read about it on another foodie blog, and I LOVE it.

How did you like it?


19 Meghann October 13, 2008 at 8:23 am

I swear my ex used to have full on conversations with me at night and never remember a thing the next morning. Apparently I wasn’t the only one he would talk to in his sleep either. My brothers would refuse to share a hotel room with him at my cousin’s weddings becuase they said his talking/ loud snoring creeped them out. Luckily I’m a heavy sleeper so it neve rbothered me :)


20 Neol October 13, 2008 at 8:28 am

Oh, my gosh, I totally know how you feel: I cannot WAIT for Fall Break!


21 Megan October 13, 2008 at 8:47 am

Good luck on your test! Your story really cracked me up!


22 mg October 13, 2008 at 8:52 am

Hey Kath – I’m a long time reader, first time commenter – I love your blog! I was just wondering if you’d heard of mona vie yet? It’s a fruit blend made of 19 different fruits, including the acai berry, and it tastes awesome. you’re supposed to drink 2-4 oz twice a day and it provides you with the equivalent of 10-13 servings of fruit (antioxidant-wise)! Just wondering if you (or anyone else) had heard of it yet, or if you’d be interested in more information or trying some. Thanks for all your hard work on the blog – it’s so fun to read!


23 Mel October 13, 2008 at 8:53 am

Your story is too funny… I know I do that kind of stuff too.

Good luck on your test today, and lucky you, you get a fall break.


24 Ana October 13, 2008 at 8:54 am

weird because we just started the chapter on sleep in psychology! i was actually *ahem* “reading” it this morning when i checked your blog! haha! apparenty sleep talking and sleep walking are fairly common problems so don’t worry, you’re not a freak -_^


25 sarah October 13, 2008 at 8:59 am

good luck on your test! i bet you will rock it!

i just googled the toffee butter pb and was excited to see it available on line — until i found out that shipping for ONE jar would be $10! you get free shipping if you order 12, apparently . . . i need to find some local pb-loving friends, asap! i wonder if any local stores carry it . . . i don’t remember seeing it @ whole foods, but maybe earth fare or harris teeter might?


26 Erin October 13, 2008 at 9:01 am

That reminded me of a recent outburst I had while falling asleep, thinking a huge spider was on my head. So funny! I also almost sometimes fall off my bed right before I fall asleep!

I had never heard of Earthfare before reading your blog. Does it have sit down meals and food shopping? I am so jealous all the time of your meals. There aren’t any awesome stores like that in the part of NJ I live in.

Good Luck on the test. I <3 4 day weeks!


27 suzanne October 13, 2008 at 9:02 am

Good luck on the test!! My son does the same thing, one morning i went to wake him and he started counting down and then said blast off :) The things he’s said are hillarious!!


28 ModelBehavior October 13, 2008 at 9:04 am

Haha, too funny! Ahh fall break, can’t wait either!!!


29 Heather October 13, 2008 at 9:34 am

That’s hilarious! My husband sleeptalks sometimes too- but never anything that funny :)

Good luck on your test! And woohoo for fall break!!


30 Allison K October 13, 2008 at 9:42 am

hahahahaha your story seriously made me laugh out loud. Have a great Monday!


31 bobbi October 13, 2008 at 9:45 am

Man hubby and I have so many stories like…yummy bfast, and good luck on your test. I am so jelaouse everyone has a FALL break!


32 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 13, 2008 at 9:53 am

Hahahahaha, that story was so funny!

Good luck on your test!


33 JJ125 October 13, 2008 at 10:07 am

LOL… my boyfriend talks and sometimes yells in his sleep. Very disconcerting when we first started sleeping together but now I just yell back at him and he shuts up and lays back down.


34 HangryPants October 13, 2008 at 10:15 am

Good luck on the test, Kath.


35 Biz October 13, 2008 at 10:15 am

Good luck on your test – I am sure you will do great as usual!


36 Melissa S. October 13, 2008 at 10:16 am

Heheheh…that story totally made me laugh out loud. My best friend does the same thing too, but she also cackles in here sleep. eep!


37 jenner October 13, 2008 at 10:39 am

haha that is so funny! i think i ALMOST enjoy your anecdotes and commentary more than your awesome photos and ideas for meals.


38 magpie October 13, 2008 at 10:43 am

Hahaha I do the same thing to Bobby – I tend to wake up still dreaming and I just say stuff that would make sense in the dream but have no context in real life.

I love rooibos tea! There’s this awesome flavor called Toffee Rooibos made by the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. I bought two containers of it last time I was in SF.

Good luck with the test~!


39 Grounded Fitness October 13, 2008 at 10:57 am

my boyfriend is the mumbler in the relationship. he also sleeps with his eyes open sometimes which can make for a confusing/frightening experience.

Kelly Turner


40 Christin S October 13, 2008 at 10:59 am

Hilarious story Kath! Hope you have a great day! :)


41 Jenn (eating bender) October 13, 2008 at 11:01 am

Awesome story!! I am totally guilty of talking in my sleep, too. I used to wake my entire family up in high school – sometimes I’d even be crying or laughing so hard that I wake myself up!

Oats look yummy, as always. Good luck on your test! Hurray for a four-day week!


42 andrunwithit October 13, 2008 at 11:02 am

aww, that was a cute story… hahaha =)


43 Jess October 13, 2008 at 11:03 am

Like many others, I do the same thing. I have some funny stories from college – probably the best was when I was studying abroad and had recently come back from a trip to France…I was woken up one morning and told that I had been mumbling…in French!


44 Kath October 13, 2008 at 11:04 am

mg ,
I haven’t heard of it. But I think my conclusion would be that I’d rather enjoy those fruits fresh and get to chew them. But I would like to see what it’s like someday.

sarah ,
$10!? Sheesh. I would love another jar, but I might have to wait some time and let the craving develop to pay that much :( Lemme know if you find it in stores.

Erin ,
EarthFare is an organic/healthy market just like Whole Foods. They also have a cafe with a huge salad bar, sandwiches, deli case, and grill. They are expanding so maybe someday you guys can experience it.



45 Teddy October 13, 2008 at 11:05 am

HAHAH that’s great story :)


46 yadi October 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

OMG i laughed so hard… Pet the animal? So funny! I speak fluent Spanish and in college my roommate would wake up to full conversations in Spanish. Now, I just grind my teeth a lot.


47 madison (follow my weigh) October 13, 2008 at 11:24 am

hahaha! that made me smile this monday morning/afternoon =)


48 hk October 13, 2008 at 11:47 am

Hahah too funny! Ace the test!!

Have a great day :)


49 Candy October 13, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Cute story! That tea sounds great.


50 Angela October 13, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Regarding Mona Vie- I tried it (I received it as a gift) and I really liked it. The only problem is the price- I think it is around $45 for 1 bottles. You take two ‘shot’ glasses of the juice a day- one in the AM and one in the PM. I didn’t notice an improvement in my health, but I’m sure the health benefits are there. I would certainly buy it again if I had extra money floating around, but for now it is just too much money to justify spending (we are about to buy our first house!).

Here is the websiteL:


51 Heather October 13, 2008 at 1:04 pm

hahahah! That’s very funny! Yay for fall break :)


52 musicfan October 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm

My husband informed me that I plaintively cry out for “ice-cream…” in my sleep. It’s happened a number of times.


53 lauren October 13, 2008 at 2:06 pm

this made me laugh so hard! I do the exact same thing! my college roommate used to tell me about weird conversations I had with her in my sleep!


54 Marianne October 13, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I love that tea – I’m not a big tea person, but that one is spectacular. I’ve had it around for a few years now.


55 emily October 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Oh my goodness – I needed that laugh.


56 Cat October 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Hilarious!!! My sister tends to mumble in her sleep whenever she falls asleep in the car or in front of the TV and is sleeping lightly.


57 Heather Sepulveda October 13, 2008 at 8:37 pm

What kind of bread was that with your cheese today?
It looks alot like Seduction Bread from the Whole Foods Bakery. Seduction Bread is a little sweet and looks like it has all of that same crunchy goodness!


58 Kath October 14, 2008 at 4:33 am

Heather Sepulveda,
Great Harvest Bakery High Five.



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