Today in My History
You Still Love Me?
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SNOOZING AND WRITING
November 16, 2020
When I woke up, Kelly and Ryan was on. It starts at 9 a.m. I remember turning on the local news at 5:30 but never saw any of The Today Show.
That's how I measure my sleep -- by what's on TV when I conk out and what is on when I wake up. I go to sleep with the TV and I have earphones so that the volume doesn't disturb Ned and Marta, who sleep right over the TV.
Lately I have been sleeping so well. Part of it, I think, is that I don't worry about whether I sleep or not. I know that whatever time I go to sleep for the first time at night, on the couch, with pillow and blanket, that I will wake up 3 hours later. My body just doesn't seem to want to sleep longer than 3 hours.
But it's the hours after that that have bothered me. Trying to find a way to sleep in the recliner, working at the computer trying to get sleepy, etc.
Lately, I just don't worry about it. If I don't sleep, I have my nap during the day -- on insomnia nights, my nap is usually 2 hours; on nights when I sleep, it's usually almost exactly an hour. In the last week for some reason I must be very comfortable in the recliner because I fall asleep somewhere after 3 a.m., watching Morning Joe and fall asleep, waking up a few hours later. I call that a good night of sleep.
I've tried Advil-PM, which promises sleep. Pffft. Nada. And I am reluctant to take anything for sleep because I don't want to get accustomed to pills.
Look what I did yesterday ...
I had a whole stack of pen pal letters that I've been answering, and I've been writing according to the date they mailed their letters. I got a lot of pen pal letters answered.
I also wrote to my mother. I write to her, now, one day a week. I don't know if she reads them or knows who I am or what, but surely she enjoys getting mail. I found a great card for her that had a beautiful cardinal on it and even had a forever stamp with a cardinal on it, so there was a theme, even if she wouldn't notice.
I wrote to the woman I am writing to to be supportive of her chemotherapy. She has breast cancer and I write to her through "Chemo Angels." You sign up promising to send either a letter or a card (I'm a card angel) once a week. The people to whom you write are not required to write to you. I've been writing to my person since August and have not heard from her, but I can write to Chemo Angels and they will check and see how she is doing. Apparently not well. I am not expected to write anything to help her through her chemo, but just a pen pal letter about the family and the squirrels and other things. I found out she likes Twizzlers and I sent her a package through Amazon. I keep a list of all the things I've written to her about so I can try not to be boring.
I also wrote to Brianna. I had written to Lacie a week ago. Usually I write to both girls on the same day, but this time I wrote to each of them separately. I don't know how that will go over!
With all the letters I wrote, I didn't write to any of my
Compassion kids. I've just about finished all the pen pal letters, so
maybe I'll do that today.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Just found this picture, which I made a long time ago.
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