I really had no idea of what I wanted to write about today -- I'm so sick of politics I could scream. When are they going to shut up and do what's right for us ordinary mortals?
I know that I've mentioned that my sleep patterns are a mess and, try as I might, I can't seem to get them so they are reasonably normal and they seem to be getting worse the past couple days.
Yesterday after having trouble sleeping the night before, I allowed myself a nap and set my alarm so I wouldn't sleep too long. I had only slept about an hour when there was knocking at my back door which I figured it was my dingbat upstairs neighbor and ignored it. So she knocked on my front door and I ignored it. Then she called on my land line and I answered it as crabbily as I could and told her she woke me and I didn't feel well. She said she was worried about me. Uh-huh. She doesn't talk to me for weeks and was worried. So I had to listen to her dither at length until she told me what she really wanted: for me to come up and watch "Precious". I declined because a) I've seen it and didn't particularly like it and really didn't need to see it again and frankly spending the evening with her wasn't a good idea. Of course, I was nice and just said that I needed to rest which was true.
The bad part was that I couldn't get back to sleep so I put a movie in after getting some blog and email housekeeping done. Sleep wouldn't come and I didn't get to sleep until 4 AM and I was finally out like the proverbial light. Hallelujah!
I didn't know it was 6:30 AM when someone pounded thunderously on my front door and I dragged myself to answer it to find a young black man who said he wanted to read something to me and proceeded to open the book he was carrying and began reading the 23rd Psalm. I started to recite it along with him and he said, "Have you read it?" I said, "Read it? My dad made me memorize it when I was nine." And he walked away. I then looked at the clock and saw what time it was and that young man had best thank God that I did know what time it was or he would have heard some words that aren't in the Bible. I couldn't get back to sleep so here I am. I'm gonna go make myself some cereal with fresh(!) raspberries and hopefully get some sleep. The next person who decides to wake me could be in serious danger.