Friday, December 2, 2011

Insomnia

Well, I have to get up at 6 a.m. and it is almost 1 a.m. so what am I doing awake?  I don't know.  Happens all the time.  After laying in the dark for 3 hours I finally got up, took something for the bursitis-like pain in my hip (I'm old, the bitter cold does this to joints sometimes) with some cranberry juice, and now I am eating toast with honey while waiting for some sleepytime herbal tea with honey to steep.  So, ... 
      Someone asked me what tv shows I like....I like Harry's Law (love Kathy Bates), The Mentalist, 48 Hours Mystery and Body of Proof are the ones I never miss.  I usually catch 20/20, 60 Minutes, Extreme Makeover: Home edition.  Sometimes I watch the CSI's and NCIS.   I don't have cable so I just get the big 3 networks.  I watched Dancing With the Stars this season.  About the only situation comedies I like are Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.  I guess I like Tim Allen's new comedy.  I wanted so badly to like Mike and Molly but it annoys me that they sleep together and they aren't married.  (yes, I am an old fogie).  I like to ready cozy mysteries and biographies.  I like to listen to country music, and sometimes classical or jazz.  I like food of just about any kind other than seafood.  I like sphagetti,  lasagna, posole, fried rice, and just about any kind of Tex-Mex.  I like casseroles, stew, roast, BBQ, fried round steak just like the picture on Pioneer Woman's blog, chicken fried steak, fried chicken breast, and especially pinto beans, chow chow and cornbread.  A sirloin really well done and a baked potato are a rare and welcome treat for me.  I am pretty certain I would not like anything considered gourmet food...I am more a plain, comfort food, southern cooking type of gal. 
    Someone else asked if I have decorated for Christmas. No and I doubt I do this year.  I just am not myself yet and have no desire to decorate.  I just can't picture it this year but maybe I will, maybe it will make me feel better to really clean house then decorate and things be pretty instead of cluttered. Now, just to find the energy for all that.    Previously I liked to decorate and put things up on Thanksgiving night...the tree, lights in the windows and outside, my snowman collection all over the place, Christmasy little votive candle holders here and there, cinnamon scented pinecones in a basket, Christmas placemats and centerpiece on the table, something Christmasy in every room.  In fact, if I lived in a different world (one with money) and had what I think of as a big old grandma house ( picture a two story house with a big front porch complete with porch swings and rockers) I would have a Christmas tree in every room.  In the kitchen I would want one with Christmas cookie decorations....ornaments that look like decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread men, cranberry looking garland and clear twinkly lights.  In the dining room I would want a big real wonderful smelling tree with red chili pepper lights and ornaments that look like little cowboy boots, tin stars, rustic ornaments.  In the living room I would want a tree with frosty white balls and balls in different shades of blue with blue and white lights.  The grandma house would have a family room off the kitchen and in that room would be a big tree .... an artifical one that looks like it has snow on it with multi-colored lights and old fashioned ornaments.... glass balls in jeweltone colors, glass candy canes, glass icicles.  In my room I would have a tree decorated entirely with snowman ornaments and blue lights.  On a bathroom counter I would have a little tree decorated with little red and green balls and white crocheted snowflakes and clear lights.  Somewhere else I would have a small real tree but scruffy, sort of a Charlie Brown tree, but sturdy enough to hold red and green bubble lights, red and green loopy construction paper garland and paper ornaments my grandchildren & I would make.   Somewhere I would have to have a little tree with little red bows, ornaments tht look like little  doggie bone shaped cookies, and little dog ornaments...schnauzers of course in white like my Max, grey like my Fred, Maggie and Lucy (all deceased) and black like my Gracie. 
     I think the sleepy time tea has helped so I am turning out the light and trying to go to sleep again...especially since it is now 20 til 2 and I have to get up in 4.5 hours.  oh gee............ and it will be about 18 degrees and my windshield will be coated with ice a half inch thick probably. 

2 comments:

~It's Just Me~ said...

Your Grandma house is dreamy. I even smell cinnamon and homemade cookies with icing while reading your post. Yum!

carol said...

Thank you. I left out the part about the screened in porch with white wicker furniture and fat cushions...the fabric covered in big pink cabbage roses and a tree out there too with pink, green, silver and white balls.....