Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In the land of do not sleep...

It's very early in the morning, as it usually is when I write a post, so there's nothing new there. I need not even mention it anymore, but it's such a convenient way to start a sentence. I'm having my coffee and cigarettes, as is usual too and I shouldn't have to mention that either, but it sets the scene. I'm sitting by the light of the desk lamp in my bathrobe and slippers. Do I ever sit here any differently? You'd be surprised if I wrote that I'm sitting here totally naked with strawberries stuck up my nose. Well, I'm not, don't fear. 

I didn't sleep all night long like I wished. I did have that intention, but my wish didn't come true. Like so many other nights, I woke up to go to the toilet and was wide awake after that. Tyke needed to go out and I made coffee. I do have enough sense to make coffee and not rely on a glass of milk to get me to rejoin the living. That doesn't work. Milk addles my brain and works like a tranquilizer. Coffee makes me sharp and quick witted. I don't think I'm supposed to drink milk when I write a blog post. It immediately dulls my senses. It's okay for watching television with. I seem to have that reaction to milk. 

I went to sleep last night without listening to the radio or to any music. I just laid in the almost dark and closed my eyes and tried to push away any intruding thoughts. I thought of pleasant things, mostly. Whenever something unpleasant popped up, I concentrated on the different parts of my body and how relaxed they were. I did notice that, because there was no radio or no music, I had a tune running through my head on my own continuously. It wasn't anything familiar and I thought maybe I was an undiscovered composer. Yeah, right. And Vivaldi was my ancestor. 

I fell asleep within 20 minutes. It wasn't such a bad thing to lie there and wait to fall asleep. I know that if I were to read a book, it would take me much longer, because I would get absorbed in what I was reading. I'm trying to keep the stimuli to a minimum and find the best way to fall asleep and stay asleep. It's still very elusive to me. Staying asleep, that is. Once in a while when it happens, I'm always pleasantly surprised and I wonder what I did right. Apparently I got it wrong this night. 

I've got to decide what I'm going to wear today. It's going to be a balmy 6 degrees Celsius and it's going to rain this afternoon. It will be near tropical weather (42F). That calls for a whole different outfit than I've been wearing. I will look in my closet and see what sort of exciting things are there. 

It's much too early to start the day, but I suppose I will. There's no time like the present to do the things I must do. 

Have a nice day!



Bernie said...

You have a keen sense of humor my friend especially for so early in the morning. Hope you have a wonderful day......:-) Hugs

Twain12 said...

well just have a nap today and i'm sure you'll be fine :)

Gail said...

I choose my clothes carefully when I am not scheduled to work...pajamas for comfort...all day long.

Have a wonderful day.

Bev said...

LOL the sitting naked with a strawberry up your nose!

When I try to relax I concentrate on relaxing each park of my body in sequence starting with the tips of my toes up my body to my neck. It works very well for me. I was taught this method at my antenatal class though it all went out of the window when I was actually giving birth!

Maggie May said...

It hasn't been balmy here. It is getting cold again!
I wear warm layers and put comfort before fashion!
Hope you sleep well tonight in your balmy conditions.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Reggie said...

The beginning of your post are signature...wouldn't be you without it.

Wisewebwoman said...

it is finally snowing here today.
I hope you get your sleeping ritual back in order.
i was told never drink anything after 9.00pm to make sure I don't wake up to pee and it works.