Friday, April 12, 2013

300 Seconds on Insomnia


 
Sometimes you've just gotta give up on sleep.  After you've tossed and turned for a few hours.  After you've wrestled through some stuff that weighs heavy.  And you've prayed for every single one that God's brought through your heart.
 
After you've headed to the bathroom more than once and have had too many drinks of water.  When you've sung every song in your heart from A - Z.  When you've listened to your spouse toss and turn and yawn and sigh.
 
When you did catch a few winks in the darkness of night, you actually wrote and published a whole blog post.  In your sleep.  That's when you know it's time to leave the warmth of bed, don the fleecy spring robe, pull on the ol' slipper socks, and finally head down here.  And actually do what you've been dreaming about half the night.
 
You're a blogger.  And you want to write.
 




Five Minute Friday
 


32 comments:

  1. Oh man, I KNOW this feeling! Why is it, that you can spend a whole day thinking, 'gosh, there's not that much on my mind and I'mm not that inspired' and then - then, when your head is on the pillow, BING! Whole reams of blog posts, words flowing everywhere. It's the most annoying thing in the world. You capture it so well in this space.

    Praying you get better sleep now. Much love (over from five min Friday)

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  2. Tanya ... I KNEW I wasn't the only one!

    Linda

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  3. Another fellow-insomniac here! I can SO relate to the praying every prayer, singing every song! Vising from FMF.

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    1. Yep, I'm pretty sure I know every verse to every hymn I ever sang as a child! The words have stayed tucked in my heart and emerge as songs in the night!

      Linda

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  4. Haha! Oh boy, can I relate! I've written many blog posts in my bed!

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    1. It's the wierdest thing, Eileen, isn't it? And some of those posts weren't half bad, were they?

      ;-}

      Linda

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  5. The words go round and round in the tumbler of our minds till they have to spill out in a dizzying frenzy of ideas, thoughts, coherent lines of prose written to share our journey with God!
    Keep up the God work
    (and know that your comment over at Life, Love and Laughter in a Large Family made me smile this morning!)

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    1. Thanks, Lori! Bottom line is that it's all about the journey with Him, isn't it ...

      Linda

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  6. Love this! It is so apt for those of us who continuously have ideas mulling in our minds.

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    1. Yep. those ol' creative juices do flow at the oddest times, Colline!

      Linda

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  7. Been there girlfriend -- more times than I care to admit. Great insights.

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  8. Chamomile tea and a good book make insomnia more, dare I say it, fun? It almost makes sleepless nights seem like a wicked pleasure! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. For sure, nothing like a good cuppa tea, Linda ...

      This Linda

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  9. I totally understand this post.

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    1. Yep, there's lots of us in this boat, Denise!

      ;-}

      Linda

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  10. Oh I know this so well! Insomnia is my nemesis. I hope that you get a great night's sleep tonight

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    1. mmm ... does a 10 minute noontime nap count?!

      Linda

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  11. Love this...I've been there many times! Wishing you 8+ hours of sleep tonight! (Sounds wonderful.) :) Blessings!

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    1. Sorry, some of us have to get up and function - so take an ambien. God talks best to me when I am refreshed and ready to hear Him clearly. 3:00AM doesn't work for me!

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  12. This sounds like my sister, Marilyn, yes??

    ;-O {yawn ...}

    Linda

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  13. Brilliant! :)
    I can totally relate!
    God bless.

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  14. My problem is that I think of brilliant posts while I'm tossing and turning, but am too tired to get up and write. Of course, I forget all that brilliance when the new day dawns.

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    1. Yeah, there's times if you don't grab the vision when it comes to you, it seems to fade away ...

      Linda

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  15. You could have been writing about me. Right now it is 1:50 Sat 4/13/13 and I tossed and turned for hours before I finally decided to get up.

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    1. Oh, I'm hearing you, Amy! And I hope that you get the 9 hours tonight that I savored last night!

      Rest well, friend ...

      Linda

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  16. Linda - You should have called me. You could have come over for tea. (smile) I was awake at 4:30 for the day on Friday. UGH! But that's rare, thankfully. I was amazed at how many women responded, suffering from the same lack of sleep issues.

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    1. We could have gone on that long-anticipated walk and trip to DQ!

      ;-}

      Linda

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  17. Have you been spying on me? This is my life!

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    1. Oh Megan, may this Sabbath bring you rest for body and soul!

      Linda

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This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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