Monday, March 11, 2013


Last night, following four or five good nights, was an insomnia night.  I lay awake for a few hours, and then broke down and took a melatonin.  They rarely work, but it makes me feel like I'm at least trying if I grab something. 

Needless to say, it kicked in.  Between the time change and the drug, I slept until 7:30 and awoke feeling like someone had stuffed a blanket in my head.  I woke Babygirl and ran for the shower.  She did the same.

I can't recall the last time I attempted to shower downstairs while someone else was doing the same upstairs, but it was a somewhat more refreshing event than usual.  Despite the lack of hot water, the blanket sensation persisted while I dropped Babygirl at school (Yay!) and ran to McD's for coffee and a McMuffin. 

At any point during my day I could easily have put my head down and fallen asleep, but I have to teach and see patients, so I tried to pull the blanket out of my ears and function.  I think that I at least managed to pretend that I was alert, and by lunchtime I had to admit that it was the sleeplessness and not just the melatonin that was to blame. 

I arrived home to discover that Babygirl had called her dad for a ride home early and had been too ill for her tutor to come in and teach her.  She managed to eat dinner and went to bed right after taking her 7 PM meds.  I beat her to it.

But when Hubby came to bed at 8:30 (we all had a rough night, okay?), I woke back up.  And here I am, wide, wide awake. 

So I've wrapped myself up for warmth and security, in prayer shawls.  Babygirl has a bunch, but now I have two of my own.  Their soft warmth and the love they represent hold me tight and give me a special rest of their own.  If I can't sleep I'll accept the love and prayers of my beloved friends as refreshment.



  1. Dar, I feel your insomnia's the pits! My personal favorite is exhaustion, falling asleep for between 15 min to 2 hours, being awakened and... Yes..... we are done until........4:30 or 5 AM PERFECT! sorry to hear that, on top of everything else, the peace of restful sleep eludes you. "Don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got till its gone"... Judy

  2. Glad I could help! What is with the insomnia....mine has been TERRIBLE...I saw the sunrise Sunday night/Monday morning. Last week end was bad it the weather??