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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Insomnia Stinks!


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
Oops! I posted on the wrong day. Apparently, I skipped a day in May and just posted when I thought I should. I realized this last night, while I was trying to go to sleep. I used to suffer from insomnia, but over the past couple years, it’s gotten much better. What works for me (at least it did until last night) is routine (surprise! When isn’t everything I do routine oriented?).
Anyway, back to last night. I went to bed later than usual (which is a no-no because I broke the routine…and yes, I paid for it). My body was tired (I did a lot of heavy cleaning yesterday and I’m not as young as I used to be). My brain? Not so much.
You know how random thoughts pop into your head and just, kinda, keep going? Like a roller coaster? Or a runaway train? There’s no rhyme or reason for these random thoughts…they just happen. At least, that’s what happened to me last night when I was trying to sleep. Some of the things that popped into my head? Here’s a few (in no particular order):
  • When is DH’s next appointment with the gastroenterologist? This prompted getting out of bed and going to the calendar, which did not have an appointment listed. I know his follow up was a month after his original appointment, so when did he go? Flip back the calendar pages. Hmmm, no appointment showing at all. When did we go? Look through my checkbook register to find out. Found the date and yes, I was right, his appointment should be coming up. Rifled through my purse looking for the appointment card, wondering why I never wrote it down on the calendar (which I’m usually good at doing). Hmmmm, no appointment card. What the heck! At this point, I was saved from more searching when my DH asked why I wasn’t sleeping. Turns out, he had the appointment card in his wallet!
  • Remember to pick up an anniversary card. Hmmmm, do I have other events this month I need cards for? Again, this prompted getting out of bed and checking the calendar then writing myself a note so I wouldn’t forget said anniversary card.
  • Should I change the living room around? I could put the couch over here and the love seat there. Wouldn’t move DH recliner…he wouldn’t like that (it’s positioned perfectly for him). On second thought, maybe it’s time for new furniture. The couch and loveseat are over thirty years old. What would I like? What color? What style? What about LoveSac, where you can make your own configuration? What would I do with the old stuff? I could always put them out front with a sign saying “Free to Good Home”, but how would I get them out of the house? It was difficult getting them in the house (I remember having to take the doors off the frame so they could be moved in). That thought prompted another one – the DH and I can’t move the furniture ourselves. The couch has double recliners and is really heavy and he can’t lift heavy things since his back surgery. Can I hire movers? Just for that? Would they even do that?
  • What should we have for dinner tomorrow? Maybe a nice roast (if I can find one that doesn’t break the bank). Maybe spaghetti (I settled on spaghetti, just need to remember to take the sauce out of the freezer).
  • Pick up a new chamois (washed my car yesterday and couldn’t find the chamois in the mess my DH calls his workshop. He couldn’t find it either!).

So these were just some of the random thoughts that floated through my head when I should have been sleeping (the last time I looked at the clock, it was after 2am). On a good note, I did think of a few scenes for my work in progress so it wasn’t all bad (did I get up and jot those down? You bet I did!). Tonight though, I’ll make sure I’m in bed at the proper time to avoid all these thoughts. Tomorrow is a work day and I won’t be able to function on just three hours sleep like I’m doing today. 

  Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!


1 comment:

  1. Oh, I understand those tossing and turning nights filled with thoughts that need getting out of bed to compete and put aside. Glad you got a lot accomplished with those thoughts and thanks for clearing up the schedule as I thought I might of miscalculated.
    Have a good night's sleep tonight!