Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gloomy, Just Gloomy

Snowed again yesterday. Six inches. It started before we went to bed and we lost power at some point in the wee hours of the morning. The silence woke me up. He who loves noise and motors says he can't sleep without a fan running ............. and having lived with him for well over 30 years, I now can't sleep without the white noise. We buy a new noisy box fan every year or so and now we also have an air purifier running. All this shut down suddenly and I woke up. He who swears he needs the white noise rolled over and went right back to sleep. Deep sleep, accompanied by snoring with his mouth open. I finally positioned my head at the foot of the bed in hopes that the snoring would serve as my white noise. Without electricity, the gas furnace won't come on, the forced air on the wood stove does not work. My left foot stayed cold. I was all toasty warm under my comforter ............. but, my left foot was pushing his chin up to keep his mouth closed to dull the snoring. I would doze and my foot would creep under the covers and he would start to snore and waken me and the foot would go back to the chin. It was a vicious cycle and I did not sleep well.



After a night of fitful sleep I huddled on the sofa and sipped coffee and dozed on and off. I have spent far too much time huddled on the sofa lately. I am here today, uninspired to do much else. For the past few months I have been experiencing bouts of stomach pain and just plain feeling crappy. I have periods of time that I am pain free and actually feel like doing things, but for the past couple of weeks, I have been down more than up. So, I have finally given in and will be in the clinic bright and early tomorrow searching for a solution to my malady. Having exhausted all home remedies and over the counter drugs for relief I guess I don't have much choice.



But, the snow. It is time for flowers and vegetables. I am tired of being inside. It was warm and lovely this past weekend and I walked through some of my gardens to see the tulips and daffodils pushing through the mulch and I want to push through the gloom that surrounds me. Wish I had the energy to tear the house apart and do a real spring cleaning. I have not been simply wasting time. I am happy to report that I now have 20% win rate in Spider Solitaire! I troll Craigslist endlessly searching for .............. stuff. Just , you know, looking. Window shopping, if you will. I did find a deal on a snow cone machine and will be spending many hours shaving ice and adding flavors this summer. Something to look forward to. Going to lose myself in the land of blog now .........

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i hope spring finds you soon enough...i got rather a chuckle thinking about you all in bed with your foot propping his chin...lol...get some rest...

Mamma has spoken said...

EEWWW snow, you can have it. Though I am headed to Alaska next week, to snow, ice, and cold. Three things that I don't like ...

Whitney Lee said...

Wow. Nights like that aren't going to boost your energy or have you feeling any better, that's for sure. I'm sorry you're feeling so down and crummy. I'm sure the snow merely exacerbates it. I hope your visit to the clinic yields some answers.

ellen abbott said...

I hope you stomach ailment turns out to be minor. Maybe all you need is for it to quit snowing. Or maybe just a good night's sleep. I quit trying to sleep through his snoring. Now if it keeps me awake I just get up and go in the living room and sleep on the couch.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

ick - i'm sorry your stomach ails you. hopefully the doc can give you a dose of something to make it straighten up and "fly right."

i haven't forgotten to send you a check - just sidetracked. will get it done this week but there's no rush on the monkey.

houndstooth said...

Sorry for your stomach malaise. I hope you're feeling better soon. If I just saw green grass and blue skies consistently for a few days, I think that would do wonders for me!

Mildred said...

So sorry to hear your stomach is aching. I sure hope they can find what is wrong and get you on the road to recovery.
I know you must be so tired of the snow. We are beginning to see many signs of Spring and it surely does lift my spirits.
Not trying to be a know it all, but your husband may have sleep apnea since he snores so loudly. It may be impossible, but you might suggest he see an ear-nose-throat specialist that specializes in sleep apnea. CPAP machines have saved many lives and alleviate snoring - my hubby is one whose life was saved - without CPAP he stops breathing 55 times per hour.
Keep us posted on what you find out about your stomach and feel better soon.

luksky said...

Hope you find a reason for your ailing soon. After hearing your snow story, I almost feel a little guilty for basking in mid 70 temps for the past few weeks. I hope Spring arrives soon enough in your neck of the woods. Funny how the weather can control our moods...

Jo said...

I chuckled at he who loves noise and motors sleeping soundly through the silence.

Good luck with your doctor's appointment, and please keep us posted. :-)

SkippyMom said...

You and ellen have it backwards - if they snore kick them to the couch. I do. heehee

Actually now that Squirrel is back at college I have taken to sleeping in her room, but he goes back to the couch when she returns.

Sorry you are feeling poorly again - I know the rollercoaster is a tough ride - I hope the clinic can help you today. Try and get some rest sweetie. Good thoughts for you today.

@ly said...

Sleepless nights are the worse. Hope you are feeling better soon and a doctor can help you. I think everyone is feeling anxious for Spring!

labbie1 said...

The picture of you closing HeWho's mouth with your toes just cracks me up! LOLOLOL

Marla said...

Flowers and vegetables. Yes, I am so ready.