“I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.”

Most mornings are starting the same way. I turn off the air conditioner because the air is cool. The sun bobs in and out of the clouds. It gets dark for a while then lightens. The animals nap. Maddie prefers the chair, Fern the couch and Gracie her crate. I have a couple of cups of coffee, one with each newspaper. It is quiet both inside and outside.

Yesterday I did laundry. Today we’re going to the dump. Peapod came last night so now my larder is full. Mostly I order the same things, but this time I added a few new items. I bought popsicles. They didn’t have root beer so I went with the combo of cherry, orange and grape. I’m not a big grape fan, but I do love cherry. I also bought bagels, onion bagels. I like them toasted crispy and slathered with cream cheese. I also went wild and ordered crunchy peanut butter.

I had a hankering for Chinese food yesterday so I ordered take out for dinner. It was delicious: jumbo shrimp, spare ribs and house special fried rice. I added the hot mustard to the sweet sauce for dipping. My eyes watered from the heat of the combination. It reminded me of my father who used the mustard straight. He had to blow his nose a lot. It was a good thing he carried handkerchiefs.

Usually I fall asleep almost as soon as I go to bed. Last night was an exception. I didn’t even go upstairs until after one and then tossed and turned for an hour. I gave up the idea of sleeping and watched Netflix on my iPad. It was The Fifth Wave, not a great movie but good enough for two in the morning. It wasn’t enough. I was still wide awake. I watched a few episodes of The Last Ship. By then it was after four. Finally, I fell asleep. I’m tired.

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14 Comments on ““I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Same here, mornings start the same and it doesn’t matter if it is a work day or weekend. I’m slow in the morning so I take my time to eat breakfast and I usually look on something on tv.

    I’ve never eaten a bagel in my entire life, they aren’t big here but I think I read about one place inm Stockholm that sold bagels 🙂 here people tend to but ciabatta bread or (what Google) called a frenchie. Both work fine with cheese and sliced bell peppers 🙂

    I almost always fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow but lately Sune has wanted me to scratch him on his head a while before he leaves for his favorite place to sleep on. He’s not happy if I should fall asleep too fast 🙂 Nova just doesn’t care and Albin now sleeps just beside my face 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I like a leisurely morning. It used to be only Sundays when I had the time to read all the papers and enjoy the start of the day. Now it is any day.

      I also like ciabatta bread and croissants. Some mornings I go out for breakfast and like an omelet with cheese.

      Dogs and cats can be demanding. I have to pat Fern when she meows at me during the night. After I do, she goes right back to sleep. Gracie snores often and I have to move her head. Maddie is the only one who doesn’t both me at night.

      Have a wonderful evening!

  2. Hedley Says:

    My sleep patterns are awful – I am awake by 4:00 am and wandering around by 5:00, the radio goes on and off all night as I listen to WWJ 950 News – carjacking in Detroit ! Really ? – And then I crash and burn by 9:00 pm usually in front of TV on the sofa while watching say…Bach in Paradise”

    My credit fraud issues continue to waste time – some buffoon in Georgia opened a Lowes in my name and ran up $14,000 in 7 days. So its back to the Police and investigation and a full freeze. Oh well, hope the theft amount is enough to interest the authorities.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      It is only when I come back from a trip that I go to bed so early that I am up and wandering the house in the wee hours. It takes 4 or 5 days for me to fall into my familiar sleep pattern.

      Where have the other fraudulent charges been? That is such a large sum of money to spend I wonder why Lowe’s wasn’t more vigilant. The freeze has to be the worst.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, the monies were spent in NC and Georgia and the credit card company failed to shut off the pattern of spending. When I talked to fraud investigation this morning they reflected on their lack of safeguards.

        I was left with no choice but to pay for a freeze at all reporting agencies so it is impossible to apply for credit and see my report. Such is the way of the modern world, goes nicely with the fake tax return that was filed.

      • katry Says:

        It amazes me that there is a decided lack of safeguards. I never thought about signing up for those credit watchers who know when your name is used for a credit card, but now I wonder; however, I only have an American Express card, and they seem to be a bit more on their toes. They’ve turned me down a couple of times because the charges seemed weird.

        A fake tax return?

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat – Yes, some Buffoon filed “my tax return” at the beginning of the year with a refund demand – The IRS contacted me and I confirmed that it wasn’t me – now, of course, I cannot file electronically. Such a drag.

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        Is it one guy or many? Was your information sold? I am amazed they were daring enough to file a tax return.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat – somehow they or he/she has my name, address, phone number and SS – one can only speculate as to how they sourced that information. There has been activity that I know of in Connecticut, Georgia and North Carolina.

        It is ridiculously time consuming and not a little inconvenient.

        This could be some form of retaliation by the Pro-Lenny Gang

      • katry Says:

        It was reported that the pseudo Hedley was singing Halleluiah as he was roaming the aisle of Lowe’s.

  3. Birgit Says:

    I so want to believe in the title quote. Unfortunately…
    Anyway, in case of real bad insomnia, I read that German soccer games are now available in Hausa language:
    http://www.dw.com/en/dws-bundesliga-debut-in-hausa-and-kiswahili/a-19511557

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Think of it as your mind working overtime and not settling down enough for you to fall asleep. Boring people don’t have that problem.

      Hausa was the language I learned. It is a sub-Saharan trade language used in Northern Ghana and some of the other northern areas of some West African countries. It is the national language in Niger. The Ashanti in Southern Ghana don’t speak the language so they are out of luck.

  4. Bob Says:

    Today was humid, partly cloudy with a chance of scattered thunderstorms and highs the mid nineties.

    During the work week I usually awake at least 15 minutes before my alarm goes off and on weekends or days off I can easily sleep until nine.

    I grew up eating NYC bagels which are generally considered the best bagels in the world. However, my Canadian friends tell me that the best bagels in the world are made in Montreal. The last time I was in Montreal I never tried a bagel because their Croissants rivaled the ones I ate in France. I only toast my bagel after they have begun to harden after a couple of days. I am a bagel purist. I only eat plain with a smear of plain cream cheese and a couple of slices of Lox (smoked salmon). Hold the onions and the tomatoes.

    Like you I mix the sweet sauce with the hot mustard to dip my appetizers. That mustard can clean out all eight sinus cavities. 🙂 In China they didn’t serve the hot mustard with the spring rolls but the soy sauce infused with the red hot pepper flakes. How were your jumbo shrimps prepared?

    No matter which day I can fall asleep by 11:30 every night. Once I fall asleep I’m out like a light.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Today is the same as your yesterday but with temperatures in the low 80’s.

      I love that I now longer have to get up at 5 or 5:15 to go to work. The only times I’ up that early now is for flights or trips, the best reasons for an early morning.

      The bagels around here are good only from bakeries. I always toast them and use cream cheese, no lox.

      The jumbo shrimp had a batter and were deep fried. The batter was puffy. I’d be fine with the soy sauce and red pepper.

      I go to bed at all different times now.


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