Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tired & Weary



Around three thirty this morning someone decided to thump on a door with their fist three times!  I awoke wondering who was clambering about at this time.  No further sound was heard. No door slammed, no cry of "Gerrrrroutofit," was heard.  Nothing.  Not even the Blackbirds had decided to squawk at that hour.  But I could not fall asleep again.  I drifted in and out of a half sleep until the news came on at five, then dozed and found myself rising at quarter to seven.  Tired and weary I have failed to recover since.  Even forty winks at lunch did not cover the loss of sleep.  Ruined my while day this has.  I had things planned, I had good intentions, and I had a poor lunch. Forgetting the heat was on high I burned the mince, but that has become standard in here now, I drank tea not realising the milk was off, I know now mind, and continually I failed to achieve anything once again. However I am aware that tomorrow all will be forgotten and life will be better.


Sleep is a funny thing. Insufficient ruins our life, as indeed does too much. Sleep deprivation makes us angry, irritable, and ruins health. Yet most of us have too little. Seven to nine hours is normal for an adult, that's one third of your life! A clear sign if we need it to prove we are not god, we have to sleep. Sleep, a state of unconsciousness in which the body rebuilds itself, sets the mind straight, and heals diseases - some of them anyway. What a fantastic thing sleep is! Naturally having worries, children, noisy neighbours, and a cat in the house can ruin this sleep pattern. It is no surprise we fail to rise refreshed when we have had to get up and let the cat out/in, feed the bairn, worry about our next payday and stop No 19 playing his big drum at two in the morning by shooting him, such things leave our sleep disrupted.




I think I need to practice this more often, and so should you, but not if you are driving....




Sleep

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14 comments:

red dirt girl said...

I'm always trying to catch up on sleep, getting too much or not enough. The older I get, the more that 'quality sleep' counts. Eight hours of troubling dreams leaves me tired and disoriented. Five hours of deep sleep - I can almost function as a human. Almost.

Sweet dreams, Adullamite :)

xxx

Adullamite said...

RDG, My sleep is good when I dream of you.....xx

Mo said...

ha ha I know exactly what you mean. As you know I'm not a morning person. I trick people into thinking I do rise early on occasion. Well I do if I have a plane or train to catch but I'm not actually awake on these occasions and I prepare everything the night before. Including pre-posting the days blog.

Adullamite said...

Mo, You not a morning person? I am shocked!

Jenny Woolf said...

At last, a solution to my main problem in life of how to prove I am not God! :)

Thank you also for your comment on my blog and thank you also for your concern. I haven't had time to post in the last week or so for a combination of reasons, some irritating some quite fun and others just the way life **!!?* is. Nor have I really visited anyone's blogs, at least not many of them. Will be back in the next day or two though I hope.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Hmm, what is that old saying...no rest for the wicked? Yeah, that's it! Oh, and just in case you are tempted to retort something back about that sounding like the pot calling the kettle black, I would have you know that I have a Teflon coating!

Adullamite said...

Jenny, I thought you were busy, but wondered if 'T' had a problem. Just being nosey.

Jerry, Teflon? More like tarmacadam!

soubriquet said...

Better tired and weary than wired and teary.

Mike Smith said...

Is that your grandson in the photo, Mr H...?

Adullamite said...

Mike, ............(It's my great nephew)

red dirt girl said...

Careful Adullamite - according to Max my shoals are treacherous and my song is but a siren's to lead men to do irrational things ....

Sounds like fun, actually :)

xxx

Relax Max said...

I love this blog. It's just what the doctor ordered. Better than sleeping pills. You help me sleep more than you know.

Mo said...

Didn't take me long to realise landscape photography wasn't going to be my thing. All that light at dawn crap.

Adullamite said...

RDG, I often hear sirens, but mostly on police cars.

Max, I laughed, then thought....

Mo, You are wrong! Your pics are good, and you ought to try all sorts of stuff!