Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Images, Telepathy and Signs -of all Types

Here is it -my "prime time" again. That would be 3:30 a.m. -just in case you're wondering. And yes, I'm awake, as usual, or so it does seem.

I had a nice little snooze earlier for roughly 3 1/2 hours -which is generally the norm for the maximum amount of sleep I seem to be able to manage to get during what I would call a "good nap." That amount of sleep usually energizes me for roughly a minimum of eight hours to sometimes, as much as 12-14 hours, depending on other variables, such as how much sleep I had earlier in the prior 24-hour time span. So, considering I woke up around 11 p.m., I figure I'm probably good to go now till at least 7 a.m., possibly as late as 10, even 11 a.m. Unless, that is, the stomach gives out an alert that food would be nice and then, it generally brings on the need for a nap within an hour after eating.

So, what do I do? Well, right now, as you can see, I'm blogging. Doing a little post. After this is finished, I'll do my normal morning read of the newspaper from the adjacent county -which is a morning daily paper and I can read it online. It's usually a fair fast read although not usually near as fast a read as is the daily newspaper from our county. I can generally whiz through it in 5-10 minutes, tops.

And after that, I'll -hopefully -be able to get back to working on my new project I started last night. Yep -another table cloth is in the works! This one is larger than the ones I made for my daughters for Christmas. They were 50x50 inches and this one is 50x70 inches.

The reason I said I will "hopefully" be able to work on my project is because I am awake and so is someone else. Besides, the cat and probably the darned mouse that made an appearance here last night. Although I haven't seen Miss Mousie at all since last night nor have I heard it scurrying around, I'm quite sure it's still here, somewhere in the depths of the old homestead!

Nope, my partner now in being awake is none other that Kurtis! He's been doing really good with his sleep for sometime now but tonight, he woke up about 3 a.m. and still hasn't nodded off to dreamland again as yet.

I was thinking earlier, as I was working on my tablecloth project about a myriad of things. One being what was I going to try to write about tonight.

One thing I have found is that when I am working on one of these "projects" it seems to relax my mind -freeing up all kinds of dormant thoughts that may be floating around in that vast wasteland called my brain -and these thoughts pass in and out, randomly then as I stitch.

For example, tonight, as I was kind of trying to gear my thoughts towards a potential blog post, things about various blogger friends of mine would intermittently pass through the mental conduit and when that happens, I find my thoughts then drifting to things I've read on the many blogs I follow. Quite often, then as I think about this or that person, I think of things going on in each of their lives now or in the recent past and often I find myself thinking of them with a prayer in mind.

Some of my blogger friends are recuperating -Smalltown Rn recently had open heart surgery but thankfully, is mending quite well; Sweetie is coping with the recent loss of her husband as well as the murder of her daughter a year ago -a case that has yet to be resolved. Then there is Singing Owl, an Assembly of God minister lost her mother and even though it was anticipated and her Mother had led a long, full, very rich life, the sorrow is still there. We've all been there in deep valleys like those at some time or other during our lives so I'm quite sure empathy factors kick in for all, as well as sympathy to extend to those dealing with whatever trials are in their lives today.

I know Keith has some things he's struggling with over the past couple of months, as are Debo Blue and Dave -and when I think of them, I'd like to think maybe just the thought for better things for them is a bit of mental telepathy -or perhaps you can call it a brief prayer -and they might feel a little lifting within from that.

Not all thoughts of my blogger friends involved loss or pain or health problems. I think of Vic Grace and how she's preparing for a lengthy vacation time this winter from her home up in British Columbia to Mexico, or Linda, whose younger son just started attending a pre-school program similar to the one my granddaughter, Maya, has been in for the past 16-months. Knowing first-hand how beneficial this program has been to Maya -and to us -in coping with the Autism factor in her life, I can smile as I think of Connor starting into this new journey, knowing he too will be learning so many things, advancing at a really rapid pace most likely, and the rewards for him as well as his family will be great.

But through all of these thoughts and many, many more that drifted through my mind tonight, nowhere could I find any that dealt with digital signage - the sponsor of this post today.


Sandi McBride said...

Jeni, you're a smart gal! Rather than lie in bed and toss and turn, you get up and get on with it. Hope Kurtis goes back to his nice sleeping pattern, but you don't sound as though you're much annoyed by this.

Dianne said...

ahhhh the wonders of odd sleep syndrome! I'm right there with ya :)

terri said...

Way to work in that sponsor name in the end there!

Everyone should have something that relaxes them and allows them to clear their head, whether it's cross-stitch or some other pasttime. Mine, as you know, is running, although had you asked me 6 months ago if I would have found that to be a relaxing and peace inducing activity, I'd have asked if you were crazy!

Jeff B said...

So Nice that you think about your fellow blogging buddies. I know they/we all appreciate knowing there is someone out there lifting us up.

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Morgan Mandel said...

Sometimes I think I know my blogger friends better than the ones I've met in person!

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RuneE said...

Well, life is not supposed be easy, or so they tell me. One just has to make the best of it on one's own. But good friends and family certainly helps!

PS Thank you for the comments - I'm sitting on them! Right now I can upload to Blogger "the usual way", but I prefer to use FTP. At least people can now see my pictures,

Jocelyn said...

Even though I imagine it's not fun to be up in the middle of the night all the time, there does seem to be some peace and reflection that come out of that time. Lovely.

As are your continued comments on my posts. I love them!

Paula said...

Glad your stitching time is relaxing you a little bit. Works the same for me. Almost restorative, wouldn't you say?

Wishing you some sweet dreamless sleep!

Suldog said...

I often think of folks on my blogroll, and hope that the passing thoughts count as something of a prayer. Good for you.

Have I ever suggested melatonin to you, for help sleeping? It's quite safe, so far as I know, and has been a great help for me on the nights when I might toss a bit. It's over-the-counter, usually found in the vitamin section, and isn't so much a sleeping pill as a boost to natural hormones. You might give it a try.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Go get some sleep!

Julia Smith said...

I too often find myself thinking of my blog friends throughout my day. I'm sure yours feel the mental lift of your prayers and encouraging thoughts.

Yes, I do like your wrap-up towards the sponsor - very well-done!

Mrs4444 said...

I get enough sleep, though it's usually about 6 hours. If my husband found me blogging in the middle of the night, I think he'd start organizing an Intervention, heehee.