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Strange Sunday


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday night I went to bed sometime between 10:00 and 11:00, anticipating getting up early on Sunday morning so we could attend church. emoticon emoticon

But, inexplicitly, instead of falling into a peaceful sleep, I found to my surprise that sleep did not come. And as I saw the hours slowing ticking away on my bedside clock, I realized instead of becoming sleepy I was becoming more energized as each hour passed. Finally, with a sigh I got up and went to the kitchen. I felt the need for water, my throat was parched. After 2 full glasses of water I feel somewhat mollified but now I experienced a new problem. While straightening up the kitchen, organizing, cleaning as I went along, I saw my bottle of Vitamin C. Doctors are always telling me, take more Vit. C -- you can never get too much. So I popped one into my mouth. It took only a matter of minutes before I could feel it's effects in my stomach. Acidic!

emoticon Not the effect I had expected. First of all, when you pop one of your pills into your mouth, and swallow it down like a good girl, you do not expect any noticeable effect at all; it is something your body is busy taking care of, and nothing needs to be done by you, yourself, to hinder or help it, the body handles it well.

After cleaning my kitchen and dining room, including scrubbing the floor, my reaction to the Vit. C had not changed. I thought if I laid down, maybe got a couple hours of sleep, I would wake up refreshed and the upset tummy would be gone! But again, sleep was elusive, and although I was laying quietly and restfully, it could not replace the benefits of SLEEP!

Once again I got up, dressed for a walk (including my new Activity Tracker) and out the door I went, my good buddy and support walker (Amber) by my side. emoticon Surprisingly enough, my energy level seemed endless and we put in around 5000 steps on this one walk alone. Tracker said 43 minutes!! Sleep or not, my day was off to a good start. And now it was time to get ready for church.

When we returned from church I tried once again to get some sleep. Yah! This time I drifted right off, but kept waking up with all these busy thoughts running through my mind. Busy minds are hard to turn off I discovered -- as mine was jumping from one topic to another; decorating, gardening, painting, food, exercise -- it was unsettling and not at all restful. But all things eventually come to an end, and this episode was no exception. It was creeping toward evening when I climbed out of bed and walked to the kitchen. Well rested and happy! My exercise was behind me, I was no longer in need of sleep -- oh, and my house was cleaner than before!

A strange -- but pr0ductive -- day! And it is Day 4 of my streaks!! emoticon
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JUNEAU2010 5/26/2014 2:21PM

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OLDERDANDRT 5/26/2014 1:42PM

    I'm so sorry about your insomnia! I have those, too, from time to time, but I refuse to get out of bed! Maybe I should get up! I'd get some cleaning done, too! hehe
Congrats on the 5000 step walk!
I hope your late nap yest. didn't hinder you sleeping last night! I really have to fight off naps, or I will be awake all night. Having been a night shifter in the past, I have had to fight tooth and nail to sleep nights to be awake with the majority of the world over the last few years.
Congrats of the completion of day 4 of your streak! With all the outdoor work I've been getting done, I think I am also at day 4 of at least 10 min./day. It's been more like an hour/day lately! (and sweating bullets @ the same time! hehe)
Hope you are having a great Monday. (((HUGS)))

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 5/26/2014 8:58AM

  At least when you have a sleepless night, you can get up and do something productive. I have to lay there and just "be" as if I get up that wakes Bob up and he won't go back to bed so then he's grumpy all day because "I" kept him up all night ! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 5/26/2014 8:37AM

    A clean house and walk and church a busy morning now tonight you should sleep like a baby - sure hope you do
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ICECUB 5/26/2014 7:41AM

    I HATE THE NIGHT I CAN'T SLEEP. I HAVE TO GET UP AND READ. THE NEXT MORNING I AM SO TIRED UNTIL I GET GOING. THEN I AM READY TO GO.

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DEBSZOO74 5/26/2014 1:50AM

    I hope you get some good rest tonight! emoticon

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DALID414 5/26/2014 12:26AM

    I couldn't sleep Friday night into Saturday morning ***sigh***
It really is hard to shut your brain off sometimes.

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ARTJAC 5/26/2014 12:16AM

    I HOPE YOU CAN SLEEP TONIGHT

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JTREMBATH 5/25/2014 10:08PM

    I quite often end up with sleepless nights and feel terrible the next day.

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AKROXIE 5/25/2014 9:55PM

  Can so relate to the sleepless nights & really admire your getting up to clean house.

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