Category Insomnia

I’ve Never Out-grown My Dread of Bedtime

It’s not only children who dread bedtime.

‘‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving”

A Word for Those Who Lay Awake at Night Wondering What Tomorrow May Bring

Every day, programs on TV, radio, and electronic media-feeds bombard us with news of the latest threats and attacks, both foreign and domestic. The stock market surges and crashes. And the weather seems to grow more intense with each passing season. We might even be experiencing difficult relational situations at home or at work. Today’s […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (October 2015)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  It’s 2 am, and I’m wide awake. After three nights of sleeping 5-6 consecutive hours like normal folks, Insomnia strikes AGAIN! Ugh!   It’s very frustrating. After forcing myself to go to bed before midnight for the last three nights, I made the mistake of taking a nap around 9 this morning, […]

This is Guaranteed to Help You Sleep

          Slumbering Skunk   Baby’s bliss    Snuggle down   Velvet on shag  In the middle of getting up, I decided to take another nap!    “Mmm! Love these satin sheets!”   Blissful birds   Tiny angel napping         Counting sheep to sleep      Mouse mattress   Cat-napping   Bosom Buddies   Agh!    Lights out!   […]

The Intrepid Insomniac Chronicles

I’ve had trouble sleeping for as long as I can remember. From my very earliest recollections, I seem to see myself standing up in my crib, looking at the light coming through the partially-opened door of my bedroom, hearing cheerful, but unintelligible voices, and wishing I could be a part of whatever activity was occurring […]

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When I can’t sleep at night, one of the things I do is Google “funny animals.” Then, I stare very purposefully at each image, waiting for a caption to just pop into my sleepy head. Some end up being quite clever. Some, not so much! Lol But, at least you have a flimsy excuse for […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (November 2014)

Thursday, November 20, 2014. I’m watching the sun come up again! I’ve been up all night again! My poor, faithful cat, Buttons, is waiting patiently for me to exhaust myself and drop into bed. You’ll notice that I have on my snowflake pajamas, in honor of the temperature dropping to 29 degrees yesterday. Today, it’s […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (July 2014)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014. This has been a month for wildfires and bad weather throughout much of the country, with high winds, torrential rains, and even some tornados. And this week, an arctic cold front has dropped temperatures in the upper Midwest into the 40’s! Here in Louisiana, it’s a mild 74 degrees, after a […]

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Mom’s Lame Memes

Having operated computers since the early nineties, I considered myself, at 62, to be fairly proficient. However, my first introduction to memes was through my grown, and very tech-savvy daughter. I had often heard her use that term, and finally asked her one day what it meant. After giving me a simple explanation, she then […]

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Captions are original. Photos are not. Gina Quinn Medicine Woman + acute insomnia = cute Insomni-Cats!

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I love to play around with meme-making software, during my frequent bouts with insomnia, including Mematic and Kabaam, from the AppStore. (Captions are original. Photos are not.)

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (April 2014)

It’s that time of year again: time for spring cleaning. Ugh! I know Spring sprang on us in March, but the weather was late in changing this year. So, I feel perfectly justified in having delayed the start of this traditional marathon ordeal until now. This past winter took its toll in my battle with […]

Thwart Insomnia Using Your Five Senses

For most of my adult life I have been plagued with insomnia. In my high school and college days, combined with my dual enemy, procrastination, insomnia caused me a great deal of anguish, as I struggled to meet deadlines for studying and turning in papers. Always exhausted, I constantly found myself putting things off until […]