Hubs had FiNaLlY stopped snoring and I was able to doze off JUST long enough for Charlie, the nervous Cocker Spaniel, to put his paws up to my face while shaking uncontrollably. I thought 'what the heck, it's not even storming' then CRACK-BOOM! Oh, yes it was. How he knew that thunder was about to hit is beyond me but the little guy jumped up on our bed...something we though he wasn't able to do anymore. Luckily he had run over and was on hubs side and finally settled down by him. I just decided this nights sleep wasn't happening so I went ahead and got up.
|Needless to say, this is HIS cushion. The big sissy.|
The last several nights I will be in a sound sleep and then my eyes will just pop open and there I am wide awake. So, I've been getting up at, oh 3 or so, for several nights this past week.
I never sleep well. I haven't in years but, boy, is it getting old. It would be one thing if I worked from home or didn't have a job to get up and go to. The not being able to sleep more than 2-3 hours at a time takes it's toll.
I was listening to a podcast this past week, one that I highly recommend. Pull it up on Itunes. It's called "Life, Love and Family". There is one that I've listened to a few times because I find it so interesting. It's called "When Women Believe and Pray" I could relate to so much she was saying. Like, how often our prayers are really just worry with some holy words at the beginning and end....
'Dear Lord, worry, worry,worry,In Jesus name Amen'. I had to laugh because she is exactly right. Which actually made me feel good..to hear that someone else does the exact same thing I do.
She talked about 'Vision Praying' when we pray and instead of praying out of worry we should pray the vision we have for our children, work, home whatever. Like "Dear God, I pray that my children would find spouses that love and cherish them..." etc..the actual VISION we see for their future. I pray A LOT out of worry...as everyone does and that in and of itself just doesn't seem right because we are told, in the Bible, that we shouldn't worry(Matthew 6:27-29)..that it adds nothing to our lives. I think women, especially, are prone to this.
So, all that to say to you and to myself is "Worry replaced by prayer equals trust". Now, I just have to figure out how to implement that. LOL
On another note...On Saturday I had a FIVE hour lunch with an old high school friend I had not seen in 30!! years. Holy crap! That's a long time. We could have talked for a week. Donna is such a sweetie. She and I had only one class together...art..with an art teacher named, and I know I'm going to butcher his name, Mr. Ntukidem(say Nuhtookeedim). He was from Nigera and we loved him. Now, I can't remember a darn thing he taught us but I do remember laughing, pretty much, constantly in his class while sitting with Donna.We were just silly teenage girls. She would draw the most amazing pictures of Paul McCartney on, well, everything. She was quite smitten by him (even in 1983). The next year I graudated and she left that school to attend one close to her home. We didn't reconnect until a couple of years ago on facebook.
Donna was probably the only good thing to come out of my time on facebook. I have long since deleted it and have been much the happier.
She made me this sweet bracelet that I just love!!! Especially the owl charm. (You know I'm an owl fanatic. They fascinate me.)
I gave her one of my framed pictures in return.
So, that's it. Maybe I shouldn't let my blogging lag so badly as I have this past month. This was a long one....
Ooops..almost forgot. My friend, Donna, has started blogging although not much due to her RA. Please check out her blog here.