Saturday, February 2, 2008

Well I Finally Fell Asleep!

I only slept for a few hours Wednesday night, maybe 3 hours. Thursday night I didn't sleep at all. I heard the freezing rain fall. I watched TV as over 300 schools delayed. I decided at about 5:30 that I wasn't going to send the boys if our school didn't delay. Every other school in the area had delayed already by that time. But about 5:50 the notice came that they had. So the boys enjoyed an extra 2 hours of sleep. I tried all day long yesterday to sleep. I put on soothing music. I tried my bed. I tried my couch. I tried my reclining chair. But I couldn't find a comfortable position. Isn't that just the worst thing? I was completely exhausted and yet unable to sleep. I went up to bed last night at 11:00 and the last time I looked at the clock it was 2:00. I woke up when Kenny's alarm went off at 5:30 and I thought for sure that was going to be it. But he sat on the edge of the bed and played with my hair for a little bit. And lo and behold...I started to relax again. He shut off the light and I fell back to sleep. And I slept until 9:15. I could feel what I call the cats' "Hunger Stare" on me. Sure enough, I woke up to 3 of them just staring at me. But that's ok. 7 hours is better than nothing.

Now on to other matters! My sweet friend, Alexandra from Silver Bell Cottage, tagged me to play 4 Things About Me. I always like these little memes. I enjoyed learning a few more things about Alexandra. I'm supposed to tag 4 other people to play. But, I have done that a few other times already. So, if anyone wants to play along - please do so. It's fun. I'm trying to give completely different answers this time. So if you have read one of mine before and the answers are different, that's why.

4 favorite movies ~
I Remember Mama
Imitation of Life
Pocket Full of Miracles
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

4 places I've lived ~
With my parents
By myself
With Kenny
With my husband and my boys

4 shows I watch ~
Project Runway
Paula's Home Cooking
Lakewood Church

4 people who email me ~
My mother
My sister
My friend Cindy
Proverbs 31

4 favorite eats ~
Anything made by my father
Bacon-wrapped Saltine crackers
Pulled pork sandwiches
Chocolate Derby Pie

4 places I'd rather be ~
The beach
Spending my millions
Cooking with Paula Deen
Lounging at my villa in Italy

4 things to look forward to ~
Watching my sons graduate
Watching my sons marry the love of their life
Being able to play with my grandchildren
Enjoying retirement with Kenny


NeereAnDear said...

ALRIGHT!!! Makes a huge difference doesnt it?



Rosie's Whimsy said...

I get the sleeping woes, too. Glad you finally got a good one.

Really enjoyed your answers.....allows us all to get a little close :-)

Sandi said...

Glad to hear you've gotten some rest. Maybe you can catch a few more hours sleep tonight. :)

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Sharon said...

I enjoyed reading things about you. You'll have to share the recipe for bacon wrapped saltine crackers, sounds interesting!

I am sorry you are not sleeping. Have you tried 1 Tylenol pm? They say to take two, but I get that sleepy hangover feeling the next day. I don't take them very often because I am fearful of getting addicted, but when I have had a night or two of no sleeping, it takes care of it for me.

God bless you, Sharon

Tammy said...

Now you've flung a craving on me...pulled pork sandwich...NUMMY!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I'm glad you got some sleep. There is nothing worse than trying to get through a day on half steam. I keep falling asleep on the couch...actually when I'm tired I fall asleep no matter where I am! Loved your meme :)


Alison Gibbs said...

So glad you got some sleep.
So hard to function when you are sleep deprived.

Back Through Time said...

So glad you got some sleep!! And I cracked up over the cats staring at you, LOL!! I have 3 and I totally understand.
Have a wonderful weekend

Kari & Kijsa said...


Glad to hear you got some rest! In answer to your question...what about stenciling those letters about something (or using rub-on letters)...just a thought!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...


Glad to hear you got some rest! In answer to your question...what about stenciling those letters about something (or using rub-on letters)...just a thought!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Michelle said...

So glad you were finally able to get some sleep .. I enjoyed getting to know you better!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Nancy said...

Good to see you back and I'm glad
you finally got to sleep. That is not fun when you have nights like that.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey, hey, hey Julie, So happy to see you back. You must have had a fit when the computer went bad. I know I would have. I would be lost without my computer. It's been acting funny lately which scares me to death. I am sorry you have been dealing with styes. When I was young I got them all the time and hot compresses were the only thing that seemed to help. They were awful! I hope your weather is better. I can't imagine cold temps. and 50 mile an hour winds. Brrrrr. xo Lynn P.S. Hope you got some sleep this weekend.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Glad you got some rest Julie...your hubby sounds like a sweetie.
Have a great weekend!

Bax said...

I'm going through a non-sleeping time right now, too! So frustrating! Hope you get over it soon!


Anita said...

I've had sleeping troubles on and off since the tornado... I hope your's all go away... :)

LOVE Imitation of Life... and Paula Dean!

Linda said...

Hi Julie, I loved your meme shares. I enjoyed learning more about.
I'm sorry you've been having sleeping problems, I hope tonight is better.
Glad you are back....missed my visits. Hugs, Linda

BellaColle said...

OOOh..darlin! I'm soo glad you got some rest.
Monk...we loooove Monk! He's a 'hometown'hero

Supermom said...

Those are wonderful 'favorites'...

PAT said...

Freezing rain is the pits!

Your sleepless nights sound like some of mine before we did the big mattress switch of '08. I have restless leg syndrome and have had a night or two of tossin' even with the "new" mattress. It's good to hear you got some rest!!


Scrappy Moments said...

Glad You were finally able to sleep,Julie!
Great Tag, I love these,they are such a great way to get know people :)


Anonymous said...

Glad you finally got some sleep. Sure have missed you. Hope things get normal soon for us all.

the feathered nest said...

I can't watch Imitation of Life - I'm just a sobby mess when I do!

I have trouble sleeping too. It goes in phases. I usually don't have trouble falling asleep I just have trouble staying asleep. Sleep makes ALL the difference in the world in my attitude. Glad to hear you finally got some rest!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Julie, not being able to sleep is so frustrating! I hate that when it happens!

Loved learning some more about you! Bacon wrapped saltines is a new one on me!

lori said...

I'm not sleeping well these days....could it be mid life stuff???
oh boy!!

well, the villa in Italy sounds divine....I hope you'll rent it out to me!

Cottage Contessa said...

I love reading meme's too! Yours was great, I enjoyed getting to know you even better, and I hope you were able to finally get a decent sleep sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Rosemary said...

I am having some sleep problems right now too. It's the worst.
Glad you finally got some sleep.
Loved your little list.

Cottage Contessa said...

Julie sweetie, I have a little something for you over at my place when you get a spare minute to visit!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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