I'm tired of being tired. Why is it impossible for me to sleep more than 5-6 hours? I don't think that's too much to ask…

I went to bed at midnight and woke up around 6 a.m., and I'm one of those people that when they wake up, they can't go back to sleep. Some of thisI know ismy anxiety issues. This morning I told my husband that I was feeling pretty anxious. He took my hand and said "Let's go for a walk around the yard". I argued that I didn't want to, didn't feel like it ~ but he persisted so I just went along with it. Amazingly it did help ~ I don't know if it was the actual walk or having him with me. I'm still somewhat stressed but I made myself go to the bank and a garage sale to look around. I found a beautiful bedspread set for $20 and it included the shams and the bedskirt. Zach and I got home and I immediately put it on the bed. It's for a king size bed and I have a queen, but this will keep me from fighting for the covers when Aaron is home to share the bed with me. The lady who sold it to me had washed all oftheset so it was clean.A newking-size bedspread would've cost me over$100, andI only paid a fifthor sixth of that for one that looks brand new. I'm really pleased with that.

Last night Aaron, Zachary and I went to my friends' houseto do ourgift exchange and have a nice dinner. We had a good time. The kids loved getting giftcards toWal-Mart because they can spend it on whatever they may like. We gave Mike and Michelle a gift card to a favorite restaurant. I was blown away about the present she gaveme. Remember when I said I ran into her at the mall last weekend? Well wewere going through the women's clothes and found a short sleeve knit shirt that I absolutely loved. I didn't buy it. Aaron didn't let me. When I opened my presentand it was the exact shirt I almost cried. Aaron got 2 t-shirts; one for the Orlando Magic, and the other for the Gators. He's been complaining he's run out of shirts. Anyway he lovedthem. If it wasn't so cold right now I'd be wearing my new shirt, that's how much I love it.

Yesterday Zachary and I built a gingerbread housetogether. It was fun but frustrating too. It turned out cute though. He's already begging me to let him eatit, lol.ButI don't think it will taste very good. It was one of those kits that you buy with the pre-made gingerbread. I've tried to eat that stuff before and it's hard as a rock and tastes like cardboard. Blech.

Aaron is working a 12 hour overtime shift and won't be home till about 1 a.m. this coming morning. I hate that ~ but like everyone else we need the money. I was relieved when I got my check yesterday from the rehearsals I taught with the Youth Orchestra several months ago. $90 for 3 hours of work is nothing to sneeze at. That's enough money for groceries for the week. And it's money we don't have to pull out of savings.

Today is a kind of blah day, not feeling a whole lot except anxiety and this stupid cold that won't go away. The happiest I've been today was finding that bargain on the bedspread set. I was really happy with that.

Last night it got into the 30's so we've got 2 heavy blankets on the bed and on Zachary's futon too. Usually I sleep really well when it's cold out, but I was a popsicle last night. I think tonight's going to be a little bit warmer, but not much. That's okay ~ I enjoy the cold. Since we only get 1-2 months of it it doesn't bother me that much. Heat, on the other hand, I hate. Summers here are miserable. They start in April and don't end until the end of November or the beginning of December.

Okay, I'm done rambling. Hope everyone has a good day today.

  1. YaminoKaaten 10 years ago

    I don't envy the cold part, but sounds like the holidays will be quite eventful in due time.  Mine will be pretty bland, but I think that you don't need something grand to make it great.  Just look at some of the stuff the media publicizes; is it really art, or is it overexaggerated?  I wish you a merry Christmas.

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  2. landscaper 10 years ago

    that was soooo thoughtful of her to get you that shirt… (((hugs)))…it`s cold up here Hun,in the 20`s with a 20 mile per hour wind 🙁   you take care,luv ya always…

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  3. Andie372 10 years ago

     Sleep problems can really mess things up.  I'm sorry you are having trouble.  It's now 3 a.m. and I'm wide awake…sigh.  I go through phases of sleeping well/not sleeping.


    Cool deal on the bedspread!  

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