Saturday, August 15, 2009

Insomnia

It's 5:28 am, and I've been awake since 2:00 due to mid-life hormonal power surges and the persistent snore next to me.

So I got up and wrote a draft for Internet Cafe.

Zoe is looking at me. She is quite confused. "This isn't in the routine," is what she is thinking, only in dog language.

She is constantly looking at me. Even when I clean the glass in the front door:


Yes, that is a "Yorkie border" that she is peeking over, designed to keep her from the front part of the house because she is not trustworthy at all, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, her constant observation of me reminds me of Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me," circa 1984.

When I'm in the shower
I'm afraid to wash my hair
'Cause I might open my eyes
And find someone standing there ....

28 comments:

Kim said...

I'm not sure what time I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. I stayed in bed for a loooooong time trying. Just think, two great minds separated by 6000 miles, simultaneously alert and ready -- for the same reasons! LOL

Has been my pattern lately. Not enjoying it much. How about you? Sorta liked that whole 8-hours-of-beauty-rest routine. Even if it was false advertising.

Julie said...

Can SO relate to the hormonal surges... Just passed through menopause... Those hormonies are powerful things...

I found a doctor who knew about bio-identical hormones and it saved me... No more hot flashes or night sweats... got energy back and even motivation...the depression I had felt left without further medication... Yea, worked wonders.

In case you don't know... bio-identical is all natural (not hormone replacement therapy).. It's identical to what your body makes. I'm telling you it saved my sanity!

Just thought I'd tell ya!

Mrs. E said...

That dog is adorable--even if she can't be trusted!
Way to make good use of your insomnia! : )

Kelly Combs said...

I love your gate - my dog would hop over that thing in a minute. I can pat my chest and my 14 lb dog can jump into my arms from the floor. He is AMAZING.

I hope you get a good night sleep tonight. :-)

Lelia Chealey said...

She is soooo cute! If we had her, she'd be so sick of Alivia because she smothers anything cute. Our neigbors just bought a "Chorkie". A mix of a Chihuahua and Yorkie. So cute, but I had to tease Ben my neighbor when I told him he didn't sound very masculine when he told us what Bella is. LOL...Zoe is adorable!

Susanne said...

OY. That is waaaay to early to be up.

Linda said...

Ah...I feel for you! I know exactly what those power surges are like!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Those sleepless nights are no fun. I hope you get some sleep tonight.

The perils of getting older...sorry I had to bring that up but...the over the counter stuff "Sleep MD" works for me sometimes and there is not dopey feeling in the AM (at least not for me there isn't)or there is an herbal supplement Melatonin that I take as well. These are always in my bathroom awaiting me if the need should occur and it does quite frequently.

Blessings
Robin

skoots1mom said...

so sorry your body is pulling the insomnia card...it's certainly fun(NOT)

when mine first started kicking in, I would have the insomnia and then an anxiety attack would hit...I'd have to go outside and walk around until it subsided...sometimes i'd greet the newspaper man at 4:30, jeez!

i feel your pain and will be praying yours aren't ongoing ;)

Jewel said...

And that border (how tall is it?) prevents your dog from entering through that doorway? I'm impressed!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

All I want is to be left alone
In my average home
But why do I always feel
Like I'm in the twilight zone?

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Sorry you couldn't sleep.

Isn't it nice to have "someone" who cares about your every move though?

BTW - Power surges + flax seed = mild heat waves.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

p.s. my post today has links to you.

The Bug said...

Loved that song! Zoe is just rhe cutest thing ever.

I haven't gotten insomnis yet - but it will rock my world when it happens - I'm a GOOD sleeper now...

Susan said...

I've been in a sleep funk myself lately! I'm sure I can attribute it to hormones...somewhat.

Zoe's so cute peeking over the border. I often find myself wondering what the cats are thinking when I'm up at weird hours.

Hope you're all well.

Susan

Beth in NC said...

I'm sorry about the surges! I pray you have peaceful sleep tonight.

I can't believe that little piece keeps your dog in that area. It looks like she could jump right over it.

Chris said...

Zoe is soooo cute~ I'm glad that she was there to kind of keep you company. You gotta know she cares. :-)

Brenda Susan said...

Having the same night time silliness. Night sweats, mind won't shut up & very loud hubby all night!

I always wonder if I should just give in & get up. But why oh why do I fall sound asleep in front of a blaring TV at night??

Dena said...

The worst part for me is that life won't pause long enough for me to get a nap in so I can be somewhat caught up on my sleep I missed the night before.

Linda said...

I'm really sorry that you were unable to sleep. That is not fun. Zoe does look very confused...in her cute little way. I think I would have a hard time resisting her following me everywhere. Even in the shower! hee hee

Gotta Have Faith said...

Hope you are able to sleep sound again soon!

Just wanted to stop by and say hi!

Steve

2Thinks said...

Honest truth- I could not sleep last night either. I got up at 2:00am and wrote down some random thoughts in a notebook somewhere, but now I don't know where I put it.

Was the moon full or something?

Debbie said...

I can soooo relate to the hormonal issues. And the snoring for that matter.

That dog is the cutest thing. We wouldn't know what to do with a small dog around here considering our "puppy" weighs 75 pounds.

Debbie said...

I used to sleep so peacefully all through the night. But lately, I'm on the same page as you. I wake up during the night and toss and turn. I often end up on my computer reading blogs, writing or reading. I guess I'm not alone. LOL.

Carmen said...

Ah yes, perimenopause. There's a whole world of us insomniacs out there. Speaking of the trials of aging. I was at the optometrist yesterday explaining how my change in prescription must be due to my time on the laptop. No, she says, it's cos you're getting old. Great! Now I have something to ponder whilst I'm up and awake in the middle of the night. Told her I loved her brutal honesty. Yes, I lied.

Tabi said...

Thanks for that last bit....I already truly have that fear but thought those words were just awesome in making it go away!! LOL!! Hope you start sleeping better!

Beverlydru said...

I was having that issue and I also started on Melatonin. I take one before bed and it seems to help, most nights. It works for my husband too!

Tammy said...

Nothing like some insomnia to rock the ol' daily routine. The last few nights I've woken up around 2AM, which is just perfect if the alarm goes off at 5AM! *YAWN*