Monday, January 28, 2008

started out on a strange note

Obviously my first post hasn't been as thought provoking as I had hoped, but that's OK. Nothing like a little silliness to start the day, right? I should probably remove the part in my heading where I say I hope to make you think. Although I did advise that you not hold your breath, so I guess I'll keep it.

I've been having trouble with regular sleep since I was a teenager. If you don't have this problem then thank the Lord. I don't function well w/o lots of sleep and keeping a cheerful attitude is extremely challenging for me when I'm tired. I've tried everything under the sun from meds to breathing exercises. But for some reason my brain just will not SHUT UP long enough for me to drift off into sleepful bliss. I don't know why my brain is nocturnal. Goodness knows that during the day it's a complete blank most of the time (yes, I know I've opened myself up to some snide remarks, so go ahead). I come up with some clever things at night and I try my best to remember them for the morning, but it doesn't work. The sun comes up and my brain says, 'So long. Wake me up when it's dark'.

Well, I guess that's all I have time for at the moment. Goodnight.

Oh, post script here, I will probably be bugging you professional bloggers about how to do this and how to do that on my new blog, so be ready to avoid any and all questions. Thanks.

8 comments:

Tony M said...

Maybe you're supposed to be living in Australia... I once saw a program about this lady doctor who isolated the part of a cockroach that causes it to be active (the "clock" in a roach is an on mechanism - it makes the roach active at night, not inactive during the day), and grafted the clock from an Australian roach into an American roach. This caused the roach to be active 24 hours per day. Eventually the roach developed some sort of cancer-like growth that blocked its feeding tube, and the roach died.

So, maybe you should be a missionary in Australia? :)

And as far as your brilliant thoughts at night... just put 'em on your blog (it doesn't care what time it is) and then go back to bed...

Christy said...

Thanks for comparing me to a roach, Tony.

Tony M said...

You're welcome...? :) I just meant the biological clock part of a roach... but I'm not sure if that's any better...

Pam said...

Christy, your name kept running through my head and I knew it was familar. I just figured out why that might be. Did you at one time attend Living Word church? If so, I remember your husband was going to be attending Faulkner. If not, I knew someone else with your name.

Pam

Dean Lusk said...

Whenever I had trouble falling asleep at night when I was 17... err... I mean... seven or eight, my mom would come and sit on the side of my bed and read Job 33:15-16 from the Living Bible, because I think that was what I could best understand at that age:

"For God speaks again and again, in dreams and visions of the night when deep sleep falls on men as they lie in their beds. He opens their ears in times like that, and gives them wisdom and instruction."

Thankfully she didn't read from the NIV: "He may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings..."

:)

Christy said...

Yeah, I can see where the different translation wouldn't have been as comforting! I miss your mom. Tell her 'hello' for me.

amateur said...

Sleep problems could be nutrition-related. My sleep problems improve a lot when I eat right.

Tony M said...

My sleep problems often get better when I, um, go to sleep instead of staying up... :(

But sometimes I just have trouble getting to, or staying, asleep.

And sometimes not eating right causes issues... like my acid gets so bad I end up getting choked up, coughing, and sometimes puking. My wife says I need to go back to the doctor. I say I need to go to get an acid medicine, since my doc had simply put me on Pepcid anyway. You know, though, I wonder if my kidney stone (back in September, although I'm wondering if I'm making another one) has something to do with my steady diet of calcium-based antacids... I'll perhaps have to do a blog post on that sooner or later...

And now, gotta get some sleep (although I may read and/or comment on another blog or two first).