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August 2, 2004

Vacation is over : (

The sleeplessness is not. While on vacation I experimented with differing bedtimes, adjusted eating patterns, exercise levels, and so on. Seems I am destined to just never sleep again. It aggravates me that when I was addicted to nicotine and caffeine, I could sleep ten hours straight. Now I'm "healthy" and can only sleep four??

I think I am going to start a separate journal to track my sleeping patterns. I'm sure everyone is sick of my 4AM posts about how I cannot keep my eyes closed.

August 4, 2004


For the last two weeks, whenever I look at a clock the time will be something noticeable like 11:11 or 12:12. Not just a couple of times a day but more than a dozen times. It's getting freaky.

We had severe thunderstorms that started right as we went to bed. I looked at the clock as they were stopping to see how many hours of sleep I might get. 3:33AM. Of course that's too close to insomniac time for me to actually fall asleep so I flopped around, trying to find a comfortable position. Finally gave up and got up. Time: 4:32AM. Just looked at my computer clock to see if it's time for Todd's alarm to go off. 4:44AM

Cue the Twilight Zone music....

August 9, 2004

If ever I begged to differ

This story on CNN.com cracked me up so bad. Cuddle parties? As if that's not enough to illicit a giggle, quoting from the article:

An introduction to cuddling ensues, first by hugging three people. People then get in a circle on their hands and knees, rub shoulders and moo like cows...

followed by:

Cuddle parties are intended for people who are emotionally sound. People in therapy or who are seeing a mental health professional are asked to consult their doctor before signing up for a party and to tell organizers of their situation.


August 20, 2004

Almost time for school

In lieu of anything meaningful on my mind this morning, let me just say how much it sucks that summer is coming to a close and school starts next week. C. finally got his actual braces yesterday and a new pair of shoes for school that fit me! Summer is gone and my baby is growing up. I don't know how I miss so much time. I sure don't sleep through any of it.

August 25, 2004

Our stormy weather is late this year

From weather.com..... thunderstorms with large hail, heavy downpours and strong, gusty winds may continue across southern Nebraska/northern Kansas into southern Iowa/northern Missouri this morning. That's the weather we should've been having a couple of months ago. It has stormed overnight the last two nights and this morning it is darker than dark outside and raining like crazy. If I hear one more crash of that BOOOM!! kinda lightning, I'm outta here. ACK!!!

Last night weather.com said southern Iowa/northern Missouri would feel like they were in a football scrimmage today. Have I mentioned I HATE thunderstorms? And that I have no basement?

August 26, 2004

And school starts

One going to kindergarten, one to 4th and my baby to middle school. Middle school??? That's when boys and girls start kissing isn't it?? Egads! Maybe I'll just keep him home.

August 27, 2004

More storms!!

We're all okay but holy crap!! was I ever scared last night. I have perfected my calm mother mode when it's storming. The last two, maybe even three summers I've remained calm and stuck to my mantra "It's okay baby. Just a little wind. Go back to bed." Last night that was replaced with "Holy shit! Get out of your room and shut the door!!" C's room is the only room with west windows and in his room I could feel the pressure like they were about to blow out.

Todd was sound asleep and I was just locking up the doors when the air changed. People who have been in these storms will know what I mean. It's an ear popping, skin tingling, pressure change where the whole world goes quiet for a second or two. Then BAM!! Wind and rain and hail and more wind and roaring and crap sailing through the air. Ugh!! Hate it. Cannot remain calm when it feels like the house will blow apart.

Finally was able to wake Todd up but by then the worst was over. Don't think he believed me when I told him how bad it had been minutes before. It was dark when he left for work this morning so he didn't get to see it but heard it about it at work from people who saw our town on the news. One neighbor has a tree on the garage, another has a boat under a tree and one had a tree on her house. It was a total mess and nearly noon today before people could really navigate around to see what was still standing.

Anyway, of course I took some pics. It was hard to get many because I still had to work all day and it was a trick to get around most parts of town before that. After work most of the worst of it had been cut up and stacked like we'd had a city wide tree trimming contest. Saw a few cars smashed flat due to bad parking decisions. How much would that suck to get up and see your car under a tree?

At any rate, the thunder is rolling around again tonight so think I'll breeze off to bed and maybe get some sleep.

August 28, 2004

Dumb Idea?

What I want to do today is see the new mall with the kids. I hope we can and I pray to God I don't regret it.

August 30, 2004

So last night I said to Todd...

"I cant wait to get some sleep tonight."

And then we changed the box springs to alleviate some of the squeak that wakes me from time to time. Made my to do list for work so my mind would not be filled with that. Went to bed and fell straight to sleep by 11:30. So why am I up now at 2:30AM again?


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