Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I need a nap

I'm sleepy. It's 9:06 a.m. and I'm sleepy. I went to bed after 1:00 a.m. and got up at 4:00 a.m. to start my laundry. One has to start laundry at 4:00 a.m. because our cold water is too hot to use during the daytime. Living in the desert in the summer does have some drawbacks. Like scalding yourself in the shower with the tap set all the way to cold water. And having to get up in the middle of the night to start laundry. I am a night owl and it hurts my feelings to get up early. Especially at 4:00 a.m.

I would like to prey upon your sympathies some more by saying that I stayed up and am doing laundry on 3 hours of sleep. But that would be a lie. I went back to bed and set my alarm for 5:30 a.m., so I could get up to put the washed clothes in the dryer and start a new load in the washer. I would like to tell you that I stayed up then and am doing laundry on approximately 4-1/2 hours of sleep. But that, too, would be a lie. Because I went back to bed and set my tea timer for 30 minutes. Because I could. And because, since I was so horribly sleep-deprived, I was stumbling around like a drunken sailor. Being tired does that to me. And I really need a full 8 hours of sleep in order to function like an intelligent adult. Otherwise, I act like a cranky child. Not pretty. So I would now like to tell you that I am finishing the laundry on 5 hours of sleep. But that would also be a lie, or a fairy-tale. Because both times that I went back to bed, it took be a while to go back to sleep. I am not sure why I bothered with the last 30-minute attempt, because by the time I finally drifted off, that damn tea timer started beeping at me. Ugh.

So I am doing laundry on about 4 hours and 22-5/16 minutes, give or take a minute or two. I am washing my sixth load now. Not that you care, but I just want you to know how self-sacrificing I am. And I was able to wash the last two loads this late into the morning because they needed to be run on hot water. Which I have. In spades.

Well, the good news is that I have plenty of time today to take a lonnnnng nap. Without setting an alarm or timer. And you can bet your bippy, (now I am really showing my age), I will be doing just that! And I know you are happy for me. I can tell.  

After my doctor's appointment yesterday, during which he found out I truly do have "white-coat-syndrome" blood pressure, my sister, Merrilyn, and I went to lunch. We ate at St. Francis in central Phoenix, and if you haven't yet been there and have a chance to go, do so. It was fab.u.lous! Loved it. Service was great, quirky atmosphere, and the food--well, let me tell you it was simply divine! We each had what is called Roasted Salmon "Superfood"; dang, it was tasty! Yummy roasted salmon, red quinoa, avocado, soy beans and radish served with a sweet chili vinaigrette. Perfection. And the fact that it was actually a healthy meal--well, that just enabled us to split a dessert without too much guilt. (And I am still trying to fit into those new pants. Sigh.) But if you go there and do not get the sticky toffee pudding to split with someone, (anyone--or call me and I'll drive the 39.3 miles to share it with you), you are really doing yourself a disservice. It was unbelievably delicious, with a capital D! But don't try to eat one all by yourself, because it is so rich and sweet, it would spoil the experience.

Well, I finally have two, count them--two, followers. Angela is no longer alone. Merrilyn and I finally figured out how to set up her Google account and add her as a follower. Yay! I know I have a couple of more readers, but they must also be having trouble adding themselves as followers. I still haven't broadcast that I am doing a blog. But, if you are a reader, and you enjoy this (how could you not), feel free to refer this blog to your friends, relatives, and worst enemies. Hey, a girl needs all the encouragement she can get, and so do us old ladies. ;^)

Here is the card I gave to Gary in May for our 41st anniversary. Not that we got to spend the day together. He was in England on business, and I was home sick in bed. Lovely. Anyway, I will try to finish up another card later today to post soon. In the meantime, here's wishing everyone everywhere a super Thursday.


  1. Have I mentioned I'm really enjoying your writing style? Because I am. :) You're a great writer!

    And I'm glad you got Merrilyn's Google account figured out. Hopefully now she can comment?

    I did all my clothes laundry yesterday; today it's sheets and towels.

  2. Oh, Angela, for you to say that--well, it just makes my day! What a compliment! Thank you!!!!! :^)

    I haven't seen a comment from Merrilyn yet, but perhaps she will at some point in time. She did tell me that my writing is funnier than my conversation. Not sure how to take that! LOL

    Tomorrow will be sheets, towels, and one more load of clothes. Today I got up to start laundry when your dad got up--I didn't want to awaken him early. Aren't I just so thoughtful, though? ;^)

  3. Very thoughtful, yes. :)

    I think sometimes we just sound different in our writing than we do in person, KWIM?

  4. LOVE this card. Oh, and I guess I don't have sympathies for you being sleep deprived, unless you have them for me as well. LOL. I average 3 - 4 hours of sleep a night.
    I also like the KWIM and KWYM...I figured those out...I will start using them!!!
    I love your blog!!!! I think your writing is wonderful and funny as well.

  5. Oh, I do feel for you with the sleep deprivation. That's just part of being a parent, and not the best part for sure!

    Glad you like my blog! Thank you for being one of my readers! :^)


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