Tag Archive | Sleep

Daily Prompt: The Luckiest People

Who was the first person you encountered today? Write about him or her.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PEOPLE.

Usually… the first person I encounter is my son, Doug… 131224_030 who lives with us…

Suffering from bi-polar disorder k13601393 … he sometimes is up all night…

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Well, you just never know… His sleep pattern is erratic…

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I’m used to it…

We exchange a few words… since I’m usually still sleepy… k9020511

He sometimes has something to tell me he has heard on the news or TV…

We might have a small discussion… to appease him…

He is up on all of the current events… puts others to shame with his knowledge of what is happening in our world… k0541854

Of course he has his opinions… which are usually substantiated…

If it’s in the middle of the night… I get my drink of waterk10274551 … bathroom break and head back to bed with a “good night”…

If I’m up for the day… I fix my tea/coffee… as we talk a little… k8266090

He is such a good personVery caringhelpfulk6377285 but, having this awful disease just devastates me at times… and I imagine these midnight walks through the house has him thinking a lot of the… things he has missed 3694352828_a0289713cd_sdreams that won’t be… why did this happen to him…k12444306

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“Counting Sheep”

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I’m awake  for the second night in a row…always around 2:00am…I try to just lay there and go back to sleep,but to no avail!…So I get up…do the bathroom and drink of water thing …then I go to my refuge…my computer…I can look at the weather for the day …read the latest news , check my e-mails , look into Facebook and then sometimes I even resort to playing a game …Tonight I thought…I’m up…I might as well write my Blog…As good a topic as any I could come up with…I wonder why we wake up like this…Too much on my mind is usually my case…I begin to think about things going on in my life…things I want to do…things I can change and things I can’t!…Swirling thoughts …and usually tired eyes …I also have come to the conclusion eating before bed is another culprit!…So my resolve is to curb that habit!…I’ve been reading before I go to sleep…making me so sleepy…I fall off instantly…Evidently it’s the staying asleep …that’s the problem…Have you ever tried the “Counting of Sheep”?… one by one over the fence until you can’t see them anymore …I also try counting backwards from 100…100, 99, 98, 97, 96 95,94…Oh, I’m so sleepy …I think I’ll go back to bed…See you in the morning!