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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Morning aches


I feel worse in the morning than I do when I go to bed.  My back aches, my legs hurt, I'm yawning uncontrollably, and yet, it is all I can do to get my body in the vertical position.  Inevitably, I will sit up, think for about 30 seconds, and lay back down.  The pillow feels good, then I sit up again for about 45 seconds.  Forget it, back on the pillow.  Then it takes this unbearable willpower and I sit up, get up, and go thru my morning routine.  Now my eyes are watering.  I have yet to figure out how anyone, especially in their 40s and 50s and older, can get up at 5am and waltz their caboose to the gym for an hour before they shower and go to work.  I'd rather sleep.  I love sleep when I am actually getting it.  Right now, I am obviously not getting my sleep.  Where's some coffee?  Even the noise I have to make with the coffee pot to get it started gives me a headache. 

And what's with the birds at 6am?  We have the loudest dang birds in the whole State.  Every morning at 6am there is this one bird that is louder than the thousand others making a racket right outside our bedroom window.  Of course, my husband can't hear a thing as he is cutting a cord of wood.  I can't figure out who is louder - the bird or my husband?

Okay, I love my birdies outside my window, except when they are trying to get in my window.  We have this Bluebird that is determined to take up residence in our house. "Hello there little birdie...it's a little too early, go back to bed please."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I love Mosquitoes

Mosquito I really do – at least tonight I do.  I’ve had one of our bedroom windows open for the last 5 days and nights enjoying the breeze and the unseasonably cool evenings, making sure to keep the lights out in my room at night so as not to attract those nasty little buggers that buzz by my ear at night scaring me half out of my wits.  Dang those bugs are loud. 

Tonight, the lights were on in our bedroom and when I came to bed the room must have had a hundred mosquitoes on the walls.  Obviously, I turned out the lights and closed the window, concerned that I now had to hunt those little suckers down and smash them all over my pretty yellow walls.  Then I had an idea…

My husband, as usual, was sitting at his computer in his office, which is right next to our bedroom with all the lights on.  So, although I had originally grabbed the fly swatter to kill the mosquitoes I decided to use them to my advantage.  You see, my husband sits at his computer (like I am doing now) and plays war games till all hours of the night and all the complaining in the world doesn’t necessarily get him to bed at a reasonable hour.  Light bulb moment!  – I turned out all the lights in our bedroom (dangnamit, one of those mosquitoes is on my computer), I turned out the hall lights, and my husband is sitting in his office doing his thing.  I went to bed.  Next thing I know I hear “Dangit!" Ouch!  Is that window open in our bedroom?”  “No, I closed it.”  “Well, Doggoneit Susan! Now all the little critters are on my computer screen and on the walls here in the office…..sh&*@!!!”

So, I replied quite candidly….“I guess that’s a signal it’s time to come to bed.”  Obviously, I had to write this funny ditty before I call it a night.  I just had to share.

I love those mosquitoes, except when their guts are all over my computer screen. "crap!  There's another one!"  ***SMACK*** 

I really gotta get some sleep.

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