Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Sleepless Nights

I couldn't sleep last night, I was still awake this morning when Chad left for PT at a little after 6 AM, just laying in bed wishing I was asleep and knowing the kids would be awake way too soon for "me". I fell asleep shortly after Chad left and almost 3 hours of sleep, until the phone rang. A friend of mine who's in the same battalion, but different company called to see if I'd heard about the soldiers from our company who were injured down range. I hadn't (since I was still in bed and Chad didn't wake me to tell me since he knew I'd gotten no sleep), so I hopped out of bed (careful not to wake a still sleeping Noah) and checked my email. Five of our soldiers were injured from an IED, but they're all going to recover. God was protecting them. So my day started, tired but some how we got breakfast done, and school going. Thankfully both boys were on top of things today and they were done by NOON! It was great and I was very thankful for no fighting or stressful schooling today.

It's been a good day for the most part, quiet. The kids and I cuddled and watched movies, read stories, etc. I got a load of laundry folded and put away and then decided to get a little MORE productive and vacuum since it's been over a week and oh sooo needed and low and behold my beloved Dyson is not sucking up....how can this be? I'm honestly too physically tired to take it all apart and figure it out. I was able to pull a lot of junk out but that did not fix the issue, so once Chad gets home he gets the fun job of fixing my vacuum while I make dinner. We have on the menu...breakfast for dinner. I got a waffle iron for Christmas so homemade waffles, sausage links and patties, scrambled eggs and eggs over easy. Well Chad will make the eggs over easy, because I can't stand the smell of them frying like that, yet him and the kids loooooooove them (we call them dippy eggs), and biscuits.

I have to say that tonight I shouldn't have any issue's sleeping, I'm so tired right now it hurts to think. My eyes are so heavy, yet I know if I even considered closing them for even a few minutes I'd be in trouble later tonight. I hate insomnia and have been so thankful lately for it staying at bay for the most part. All good things must come to an end I guess. Would you pray for me, pray for this horrible insomnia that I've had for almost 11 years off and on. I've tried many things, but I do think GOD's working on me and teaching me things through this struggle. My prayer life has strengthened a great deal over the last few years, and that is never a bad thing.

Well...I should get to mixing up the waffle batter! I'm hungry!! Oh and next Monday...Zumba starts back up! Yeah!!! That definitely cheers me up. It's going to hurt, but it's a good pain! :)


Janis said...

Hope you get some sleep tonight!!! Glad you had a good Christmas! :)

Kathryn said...

So glad the soldiers are ok! Hope you get some better sleep tonight!

Missie said...

Thank God those soldiers are ok.

My family loves when we have breakfast for dinner.

Happy belated New Year!

Now go get some sleep!