It's 2:04am - do you know where your Bettymom is??

Yup, she's right here, goofing around on her computer.  Why, you may ask - because she can't sleep at night, only during the day, like a bat.  I wear jammies at night and regular clothes during the day, but that doesn't seem to have any effect on my problem.  It's fairly quiet here.  Well, there are the trains, and some of them are really loud!  They're especially bad when you hear them start tooting their horns miles away ... toot ... TOOT ... TOOT ... and on like that until they toot right outside your bedroom window!  Also, one of the neighbors has a very loud motorcycle and a very loud truck that he likes to work on until around midnight some nights.  And there are the racoons fighting over the left-over birdseed on the deck.  They bark and snarl and yip and chase each other around in the bushes right outside my window.  Maybe it's not so quiet around here!

 

Well, I need to recharge my battery tomorrow, so that will be a good time to set myself up in my giant recliner and snooze away the morning or afternoon, whichever.  I've been putting it off, and it's dangerously low - almost too low to recharge, I'm afraid.  I've had it for several years, though, and it may be time to replace it anyway.  I need to think about how long ago I had it put in.  I think the doctor told me it was supposed to last for eight years, but that's an average, he said.  It could last a little longer or a little shorter time.  I just can't remember when I had it done.  Hubby will remember.  He tries to match our various highlights in life with something that is going on in the world so he can remember when things happened.  That's a great idea, except that I can't remember when the world events took place, either.

 

I should go to bed and at least pretend to sleep.  I can usually doze for a few hours, waking every time I move and checking the clock.  I suppose it's better than nothing.

 

So, type on, my fellow insomniacs!  The night is young (and I'm not)!

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Comments (15)

  1. thoroughlyrandom

    um…perhaps you should move to a quieter area. We have cats around here that fight. The sound always wakes our daughter and scares everyone at first. They seen to like our patio. It is a mix of domestic and feral.

    July 25, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      We’re in the boonies as it is!! Waaaaay out in the boonies. Ordinarily, I would sleep through all the noises I mentioned. Just – not any more.

      July 25, 2017
  2. haydeeandgabriel

    sometimes i am like you..can’t sleep at night no matter how hard i tried… good luck with your writing!

    July 25, 2017
    1. depressedgirl

      Have you read her writing? You should. It is really awesome.

      July 25, 2017
      1. haydeeandgabriel

        Yes she is…

        July 25, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          Yes, right here where I’m supposed to be, as usual!

          July 25, 2017
  3. depressedgirl

    I am like that sometimes. I went upstairs last night when hubby went to bed and he was so happy, I was there. Goshe was as well. I guess I will have to start going to bed with them every night, whether I want to or not.

    July 25, 2017
  4. jjj22

    I always had trouble with sleep. Most nights I need to take something. I hate to do that. What I have now just relaxes me. If I can’t sleep, I get up and eat!! I need to do that like I need another a hole.

    July 25, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I know just what you mean – I sometimes sneak out into the kitchen late at night and snag a package of Ritz crackers or a granola bar. I definitely don’t need either one!

      July 25, 2017
  5. belladora

    Many times in the middle of the night, I see you on here. I can’t sleep either. I have decided to go with it. Just do something instead of laying there aggravated that I can’t sleep. If I take my medication, I will sleep all through the night and the next day. Would much rather be up and play music, games or read something on my computer. Hope you are doing okay. I have prepared full meals for the next day when I can’t sleep. Hope you are able to get some rest.

    July 26, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I got a two-hour nap yesterday afternoon and slept three hours this morning. That’s a lot for me! I can’t go out and cook because that would awaken poor Hubby! I used to do that when I was expecting my first child. I’d get up and take a shower, set my hair, run a couple of loads of wash, do the ironing, bake a cake – whatever – and he would sleep right through the whole thing!

      July 26, 2017
  6. 4lorac

    son asked me if I take melatonin, and I told him I would probably pee the bed, so he tells me…wear a diaper mom, u used to make me wear one, …….they were babies. I get up before 5 no matter when I go to bed.

    July 30, 2017
  7. Bettymom

    Melatonin makes me sleepy – I drop off and wake up an hour later.

    July 30, 2017
  8. resolute57

    Bettymom, I love to read your posts. You’re definitely a writer. I especially loved the post about the ‘good ol’ days’ and the things (so-called conveniences) we didn’t have back then and survived just fine. I’m new to this blogging/posting thing, but I feel like you’re someone I know even though I know I don’t. Make sense?
    I have a hard time sleeping at night sometimes too. Melatonin or Benedryl usually helps me.

    August 03, 2017
  9. resolute57

    Btw, when I’m at home I believe in being comfortable. I wear only pj’s when at home. I have a huge collection of nice pj’s too.

    August 03, 2017