It’s a little after 7:00 p.m., Rick has been falling asleep on the couch for an hour, and I’m ready for bed myself.
Why? You ask?
I’ve been awake since 2:00 a.m. with my life-long nemesis, Insomnia. There are several things keeping me awake at night this week, some I can share, others I cannot. Yet. So please don’t ask about those.
What I can share:
One of my dogs, Sweet Maggie, has not been feeling well. We aren’t sure what’s wrong with her, but her Doc has ruled out hypo-thyroidism, among other things. She does have an infection which we are treating, but there seems to be something else going on as well.
Maggie can be a little stinker, but she is the sweetest most loyal little dog in the world. She has appointed herself my guardian. I can’t drive away from my house if she is outside, as she will follow my car, probably until her little legs give out. If I am at home, Rick or Josh or Caleb or Abbie can drive away and she will not leave. She will sit and stare at me for hours, anticipating my next move, ready to jump up and follow. Or lead, more like it. She sometimes forgets who is the owner. So, Maggie being sick, possibly seriously, has me sad. And if I wake up in the night I think about it. And then I can’t get back to sleep.
Tomorrow my sister is going in for surgery. As she put it on facebook, tomorrow the surgeon “will pull my stomach out of my chest”. I was with her a couple months ago on a shopping day when she got the call from her surgeon that 80% of her stomach was in her chest. We were both appalled and shocked!
I am excited for Cheryl to feel better, but after what we went through, after what our Mom went through 3 years ago, we are both leery of a procedure like this. If you think of it, please pray for her tomorrow. It will be a long day.
Today Cheryl posted this on facebook:
Things like this make my sister happy, and thoughtful, and she shares them with people around her. I love the things she shares with me and I can’t wait for tomorrow to be behind us.
There. Now some of what’s been on my mind is out there, and maybe I can sleep tonight.