Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm Tired : (

For some reason I can't sleep today/tonight.  I have mentioned in a couple of posts recently that I have been tired all the time ... sleeping 8-9 hours a night & then ending up taking a nap during the day, sometimes two naps, for an hour or two.  There was a point earlier this afternoon (I guess I should say yesterday afternoon since it is now a new day) when I felt so tired & I went to lie down, snuggled up in my blankie & buried my head in my pillow, & I couldn't sleep.  I usually go to bed about 10:30.  Tonight (last night) I was stitching & the next thing I knew it was 12:30.  I was surprised at the late hour.  I yawned & stretched & went to bed anticipating sweet dreams but instead I felt wired as if I had spent the day existing on nothing but drinks containing high amounts of caffeine.  I finally decided to get up.

I know there's a lot on my mind lately but I'm not focused on anything in particular right now so that's not the problem.  These things just happen sometimes.  It's a real bother when they do because I know I'll be a zombie tomorrow/later today   : (   I remember back in my younger days ... my 20s & 30s & early 40s even.  I used to be able to stay up all night & work on craft projects or write letters or do whatever else I felt I had to stay up all night to do (baking cookies at Christmastime was a yearly all-nighter) & never miss a beat the next day.  Then suddenly the day came when missing a night's sleep was not a good thing   : (

I tried to post a comment on one of my posts several times today without any luck.  Therefore I will make mention here that someone has informed me that the Blackbird Designs CCS pattern chart I posted about yesterday ... Winter Delivery ... is an old chart that is no longer in print.  The only way to get this chart is to buy it on the secondary market.  No one has it for sale right now so I will just watch for it.  If nothing else I will try to enlarge the photo & work the pattern directly from that.

I think I'll get myself a drink of water & attempt to sleep again ... this time in the recliner.  Maybe a "change of scenery" will work some magic for me   : )      

2 comments:

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

I hope you got a good nights sleep. I get like that sometimes, the minute you lay down, your mind starting racing and no sleep.

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

Hi Shirlee: I had trouble sleeping last night, too. I blame it on hormones. Hope you were able to get some sleep. ~Roberta