I woke up an hour ago with the need to urinate. Post-urinating, I checked a soup I was preparing in the slow cooker. The potatoes had cooked til they were soft. I then added a can of crushed tomatoes to a black bean and Andouille sausage soup I was preparing. I was still wide awake.

After a long swim, I sometimes am a little hyper-alert. Adrenalin levels must be elevated. So rather than try to sleep, I will ride this feeling a little longer.

Since I just made a pot of decaf, I feel obliged to stay up. Dumb reason, I know. I think I will learn to like iced coffee.

I will stay awake til Train #98 the Northbound Silver Meteor passes through Ashland. Then back to sleep, I shall go.