Friday, June 29, 2018

For Better Or Worse

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In my old age, I seem to have developed the uncanny ability to lie in bed for long periods of time without either sleeping or going bonkers. I went to bed at 11:30 tonight, but I kept thinking of one thing and another and was getting less and less sleepy. I was VERY relaxed, though.

I thought about this and I thought about that. I decided what to do with the wood when a big tree out the road finally falls. I think I figured out a way to make a treadle-powered grindstone stand using wood and pipe fittings. I thought of some other things that I wanted to do, also. My mind didn't exactly bounce around like a rubber ball, but I certainly didn't lack for entertainment. Finally, I decided that enough was enough and got up and came downstairs. The time was 2:30 and I hadn't been asleep yet.

It's 3:00 as I type this. I hope I get to feeling sleepy before long, as there's so little to do when I'm up and around at night. I guess I could go back to bed and think some more!
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5 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Sometimes I come up with some good plans on nights like that.

Pumice said...

What always worked for me was to put on a tape of one of my favorite preachers.

Grace and peace

Gorges Smythe said...

I guess we couldn't call such times exactly wasted; can we, SF?

LOL - I've heard preachers like that, Pumice.

Lady Locust said...

I hope you keep a notebook there so you can keep track of the good ideas. Also, if I'm trying to sleep, I try to reply my favorite movie in my head. Usually I don't make it very far into the movie and it doesn't bother me because I know the movie so don't worry about where I left off.

Gorges Smythe said...

I'm afraid that I don't, LL, though I HAVE heard of people who keep a notebook by the bed.