…and then some

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Benadryl. Either it doesn’t work or it works too much.

So, lately I have been getting to bed way too late and sleeping until noon or later.  Unfortunately, this is a problem because in order for me to get enough work done for the day I should really start closer to 10am.  However, I’ve been having a hard time adjusting my sleep schedule because I’m just not getting sleepy early enough.

The night before last I decided to try some Benadryl.  I just took one.  I never really felt it “kick in”, but I went to bed and eventually fell asleep.  I woke up several times, had trouble getting back to sleep each of those times, and overall it didn’t really seem to help much.  I did get to bed a little earlier than usual, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the Benadryl.  I just chose to go to bed early.  The Benadryl was supposed to make the sleeping easier, which it didn’t seem to.  It wasn’t a very restful sleep.

Last night I decided to go with 2 Benadryl tablets.  This time I could feel it start to “kick in” shortly afterward, and I went to bed, where I fell asleep and had a very restful sleep.  I don’t think I woke up at all until morning when Lisa was getting ready for work, and even then I passed out again right away.  A couple hours later I woke up.  I looked at the clock and realized that I had enough sleep so I got up and walked around… but after a few minutes I realized I wasn’t ready.  I couldn’t function.  I had to get back in bed… so I did.  By the time I actually got up to stay I had slept for about 12 hours.  THAT’S TOO MUCH!  Not normally a big deal but in this case the whole purpose of making myself sleep earlier was so that I could get up at a decent time.  It doesn’t help for me to go to bed 2 hours earlier if I’m going to just sleep 4 hours more!   …or whatever.  That was just an example.

Anyway… that’s that.   I don’t think I can get in the number of hours of work today that I should have been able to.   Yeah I know I’m typing a blog when I should be working, but this really doesn’t take long.

Speaking of typing blogs, I need to try to get into the habit of posting blogs when I have stories to share rather than posting them as Facebook news posts.

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Does anyone care??

Haha, no, I’m not whining about getting attention this time.  I’m listening to the Cranberries and the last lines she sang as I started this blog were “Does anyone ca-aa-aarre?”

I’m really liking my new banner.  I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent fiddling with different ideas and designs, trying to come up with something clever or catchy that also says something about me or my personality.  Really.  I can’t tell you.  I have no idea.  I just know it was a long time.  I thought a picture of my face would be a nice touch… so I played with several ideas using pictures… but finally I decided that the title “Life” and the words “and then some” just really didn’t need to be there… so I took them out, and I think it was the best choice.  Of course, then I was just left with a picture of my face and nothing else… so I wanted to put some random things in there that had something to do with me or my life.  I first thought of pieces of photos, but that thought left in a hurry.  Words.  Had to be words.  Long story short… I used words.

It’s really humid again today… well, it’s rainy… so obviously it’s gonna be humid.  It’s not a cool rain, though.  Most of the morning it was nice and cool, but now it’s quite warm.  Y’know that feeling after you take a nice hot shower in an unventilated room, and all the steam makes it nearly impossible to dry off… not to mention the heat causing you to sweat, which just adds to the moisture…   well, it kinda feels like that, except that I’m dressed, and not in an unventilated room… and I didn’t just take a shower… and I’m not you.

I actually had a shower like that when we were up at June Lake during my camping trip.

 


Outward

Well it’s Tuesday morning and I’m sitting at work. I brought my camcorder with me, and even though I can’t be using it all day, when I get a break or something I’ll be recording something. There’s not much of interest to record or talk about here at work but I’m mostly using this as practice. That is practicing techniques for cutting/editing the video later, and maybe play with some effects.

I’m not new to video editing at all, though. I’ve done some work with Adobe Premiere and I’ve even made a music video with an old friend. You can see some of this on my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/vertigoelectric). I’m kinda taking the whole thing as if I’m new at it, though… like starting fresh. Hard to explain. Some of the newer vids I’m posting make it seem a bit like I’ve never done this before… and I’m okay with that… I guess.

My friend Mike and I are going to start a new YouTube channel called The Fish Reel, and it’s going to be mostly for our church, but will have a lot more general material on there, too, but all Christian stuff. I believe we can make a lot of entertaining and informative material without sin involved :) More on that channel later, though.


Thursday Morning

Wouldn’t it be nice if I came up with more clever subject lines like I used to?  It would also be nice if I got some more comments to my blogs.  I’d really appreciate it, guys.  Blogging is a great outlet for me but it’s a glass-is-half-full thing.  It really helps to know I have readers who are taking an interest in what I blog about.

Also, feel free to leave me a comment telling me the kinds of things you want me to talk about.  I know the blog is supposed to be about me, but what kinds of things can I talk about that would interest you more?  Tell me.

Anyway, it’s Thursday morning (duh) and I’m about to go get ready for work.  I wanna leave a bit early so I can stop by Del Taco or something again.

So uh… yeah.  I’m gonna go.

End of Document.


Dawn

Before my eyes had opened this morning I began this day with prayer.  I didn’t know what to say, and I felt like I was talking to myself.  Maybe I was just talking to myself, but I had hopes that God would hear me anyway.  I was reminded of an old poem, that has always been one of my favorites.  This morning I share it with you:

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand,
one beloning to him and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the
very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.

“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life there is
only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed you most
you would leave me.”

The Lord replied “My precious, precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffereing,
when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,
it was then that I carried you.”