Friday, July 15, 2011

Saturday Morning Weirdness Rant

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. 

Happy Blogging!!!!!



  1. Keep on snoozin; I for sure am not going to wake you!

  2. Don't people know about phones? I always turn my phone off when I really need sleep and I've been rude enough to the neighbors so that they don't just come knocking whenever they need some attention.
    How frustrating for you.

  3. I guess you had the perfect answer for that young man that came to your door....he left rather abruptly....I guess he didn't have much to say after that. I hope your sleep problems get better...FAST. You need to rest as much as you can during the day to catch up...or you'll be a walking zombie. Good luck Kay... ~Joy

  4. I struggle horribly with insomnia and have been seeing professionals about the issue.

    One thing they strongly recommend against is taking naps... it disrupts the sleep cycle. Do a regular bed time; I go to be at midnight no matter how tired I am at 10:00 or so, then I get up at 7:00 AM.

    If you cannot sleep, don't keep trying but get out of bed and go sit in the living room in the DARK. Don't turn on a light or read or watch TV. Light shuts off the Melatonin in your system.

    I actually wear "blue blockers", yellow sunglasses which filter out the blue wavelengths of light (which suppress melatonin).

    My insomnia is SEVERE and I have to do all of these things or I am too drowsy during the day to function. Avoiding naps is crucial.. I know you feel horrible, but it is the best treatment. Good luck!!

  5. He woke you up at that ungodly hour? Oh my goodness! It's a good thing you didn't throw the book at him.

  6. Anonymous8:46 AM

    How awful it is not to be able to sleep - and, then, to have people disturb you when you do drop off!

    In general, I don't go to the door unless I am expecting someone to come by - and I only pick up the phone after the answering machine has started taking a message (so that I only pick up if it is someone to whom I wish to speak.) That said, it still doesn't keep people from waking me; although, with my bedroom door closed, I cannot hear a phone ring.

    Come to think of it, I don't know whether I can or cannot sleep through the doorbell. Just had a new one installed and put "cork dots" between the sound bars and the clangers to mute the noise.

    Good luck. Hope you can get some sleep, today. (Put a pillow over the phone and pull one of the wires off of the transformer to your doorbell.)
    Cop Car

  7. Hope you get some sleep. The nerve of that guy ringing your doorbell at 6:30am. what an inconsiderate boob!

  8. Good luck and my prayers are with you on the sleep problems. I hope you can get them resolved - soon. Boy, if anybody wakes me up at 6:30 am for any reason they are in deep trouble.

    I hope you have a restful weekend!

  9. Kay, I can really identify with you on erratic sleep patterns. I, too, am a sufferer. Quite often I wake up at 2 or 3am and toss and turn for an hour before I give up and get up. I then spend 3 or 4 hours on the computer with a cup of hot chocolate. At times I go back to bed and sleep until I have finally gotten in a total of 6 - 8 hours.

    I fall asleep watching TV though, unless I try to do so in the middle of the night. It's odd how I can stay awake through a whole movie then. Grrrr.

  10. Dick: Mil Gracias!!!!!

    Linda: She knocked on my door twice and then called. I don't even have a phone in my bedroom. And I have no idea who the Bible beater was.

    Joy: God bless my daddy!

    Robert: Oh my!!! I'm sorry!!! I just got the ubiquitous paperwork from my new doc -- a neurologist -- and on reading I discovered that he does sleep therapy, too sooooo . . . we'll see and I'll share what I learn with y'all!

    Kay: He's just lucky that I wasn't quite awake!

    CC: With all the mess my neighbor is having, I think it best if I answer the door because she might need help.

    LTTS: Indeed!!!

    DG: Amen!!!!

    Darlene: See what I said to Robert. I'll pass anything I learn to you!!!

  11. I was somehow surprised when I read the part about the young man reading you the bible early in the morning. I find it quite interesting and somehow funny that there are some people who would knock around and read people passages from the bible especially early in the morning.

  12. In catching up on my cyber friends, I just left a message at Kay's [Musings in Hawaii] who let a vacuum cleaner stranger in and now I read that you open the door at 630AM to a stranger reading scripture?

    Please be more careful. There are crazy people in this world.

  13. Was this guy at the door the same kid who the cops had to take away while his mother was screaming at you and your friends?

    I hope you can get your sleep patterns back in synch. I'm an insomniac myself, but not to the point you describe yourself as.


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