Thursday, March 5, 2009

No Rest for the Weary

I think if I ever get another pet I need to be shot. My sleep is so interrupted by these animals that sometimes it's a wonder I can function. Our dog had 2 bladder surgeries for bladder stones when she was younger and it left her with the inability to hold her water (so to speak) for more than a couple of hours. So I am usually sound asleep around 3:30 ish and she wakes me by shaking all over ( I am a very light sleeper). So I get up and take her out to do her business, then she has to get a small drink (very small) and then I have to go do my business and then I get back in bed. She usually wants in bed with me. So she comes to our bed and snuggles under the covers for a while. But usually only lasts about 15 minutes before she is suffocating under the blankets. Then she wants down off the bed. I have to lower her down. It's too high for her to jump without hurting herself. Finally she gets back in her bed and I lay there. I turn over and get comfortable. A couple of minutes later I readjust. Then I am thinking, hmmm did I pay that bill for Direct tv? Then another thought pops into my mind, before you know it an hour or more has passed and Chloe is sound asleep as is my hubby and I am wide awake. So I get up and turn on the computer. I take care of any bills that need to be paid and read up on my blogs that I follow and any email that's accumulated. I read various things I usually check on and finally after a couple of hours, I start to feel sleepy. So I recline my chair since now Chloe is beside me sleeping. I shut the light out and just start to fade away when Molly our oldest cat starts poking around behind me in the window and then she goes to the back door off the kitchen and starts meowing to go out (and she's an indoor cat). I yell at her to shut up and that does no good. I am in and out of fitful sleep for the next half hour and then I finally give up and turn on the tv. I start to watch the news and realize it is suddenly quiet in the house. I am the only one awake. I really need to go sleep in our motorhome on mornings like this so nobody disturbs me. Only it's so cold out there. There is something to be said for having no pets. But I love them, even though they drive me nuts sometimes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Good Advice

A Great Recipe for a peace-filled life in 2009

1. Take a 10 to 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________'
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.
20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will stay in touch.
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.