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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Goldilocks....

I had some creative thoughts whirling about in my head...but I did not sleep well last night, so those thoughts have vanished into the air...  My back is still bothering me from last Tuesday when I pulled a muscle during my steroid inspired turbo energy boost....

I spent the night at my daughter's house after they left on vacation.  I had spent a nice day yesterday with two of my girlfriends... I was so preoccupied in chatting with my girlfriend, I forgot to request romaine lettuce for my salad, instead, getting iceberg. Since getting older, iceberg just does not digest right in my geriatric system.... I spent the remainder of the day feeling bloated and gassy.

I have been looking forward to sleeping in my daughter's bed, instead of the couch in the living room... but I did not know their pet snake "Pike" (who used to be in its cage in the garage), is now in the corner of their bedroom...  I told myself I would be fine. (I hate snakes...they give me the CREEPS!),  I waited until I felt heavy lidded and tucked myself in....

I sleep with my CPAP machine, which has a plastic hose.... as I flipped flopped in their bed, in a fit of nightmares about snakes, sore muscles, unable to get into a comfortable position, I would touch the tubing in my sleep and jolt awake thinking it was the snake getting out of its cage....

I was like Goldilocks in the story of The Three Bears.... I went from their bed, to my grand sons beds, to the couch, and hardly slept a wink all night.  Finally at 5am I got up and took a hot shower.  Still aching, I tried the ice pack and the heat pack...  drank some Instant Breakfast so I could take a Motrin, and ended up falling asleep for an hour before being awakened again by my discomfort...

I plan on heading over to Mom's house today, but thought I would try to get SOME sleep so I wouldn't fall asleep at the wheel driving to her house!  No luck.  Guess I better pack up and load the car slowly and cautiously...it is better I get to mom's house and have some company....

9 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Oh Donna, I feel for you. It's so awful when you can't get to sleep. I hope you got to your mum's place safely. She will be really pleased to see you, I would think. You've had a busy time. Take care. Hugs.

Jeanie said...

Oh my, what a night! I WOULD NOT like sleeping in a room with a snake.
I hope tonight goes better.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

oh my... hope you get some sleep tonight! i hate snakes, too! yuck yuck yuck. i'm not sure what i fear most - snakes or spiders.

hope your back is better. you need a massage.

Chatty Crone said...

You are so funny - I know what you mean though - don't think I'd get too good of a nights sleep with a snake in my room either!

That corgi :) said...

I'm with you, Donna, I would not be able to sleep in a house or room with a snake in it. I hope you got to your mom's safely and can sleep somewhat comfortably on the couch tonight.

betty

DJan said...

I wondered if you had an residual effects from your steroid induced frenzy. Now I know, and I can only hope that you get a good night's sleep so you can begin to heal. You are in my thoughts, Donna...

Art and Sew Forth said...

LOL....quite a funny read! I personally like snakes but the odor they give off would make me place them elsewhere besides the bedroom. I don't think my guinea pigs would be too crazy about having them in their territory though!

gayle said...

I hate it when I have nights like that! It always seems that I have to get up early the next day too!

Fresh Garden said...

Snake! Snake! Help!
I'm scared of snakes and cockroaches.... :(