Saturday, 28 May 2016

Slowly Going Insane

Usually I work just one night a week, therefore I don't have the problem of sleeping during the day.
Tonight I am working two nights to help with short staffing,
So today, I really need to sleep.
The problem is that it's warm.
And south facing 18th century cottages heat up dreadfully when there's a bit of sun.
So windows have to be left open, and the nice weather brings out the noise....
It's 13.22 pm and I am wide awake. trendy Carol's terriers have been a bit yappy for the past hour, a group of Magpies have been ambushing something in the graceyard and on the domestic front, saturday is the binmen day, someone phoned us earlier on and the Prof flushed the toilet just as I was dreaming that I was letting the George Clooney vet get his hands on my best Indian runner .
NHS please note
I'm doing you a big favour
.

29 comments:

  1. EARPLUGS will expunge audio annoyances. Unfortunately, they do nothing to impede dreams...

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  2. oh, john...it's just middle age creeping in...

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  3. Is your 'best Indian runner' what I think it is?

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  4. It's a conspiracy! You need your beauty sleep. Haven't they seen the note on the front gate - DO NOT DISTURB?

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  5. I've heard it called the little general, Indian runner is a new one. A face mask and ear plugs are a must.

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  6. I could soon send you to sleep if I got my hands your Indian Runner.

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  7. You have my deepest sympathy I once did six weeks on nights in the summer whilst next door were having an extension built I thought I would go completely mad ,.

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  8. You have my deepest sympathy I once did six weeks on nights in the summer whilst next door were having an extension built I thought I would go completely mad ,.

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  9. Could you let yourself in the church, lock yourself in and lie on a pew? It may still be noisy but at least it would be cool :)

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  10. Have you tried white noise? It helps some that have to sleep during the day.

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  11. I absolutely can never sleep in the day. I sympathise

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  12. Dreams are funny things. Last night I dreamed that the over-use of the cat litter try was not down to one geriatric cat, but my husband using it for a wee! He wasn't the least bit impressed when I told him . . .

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  13. We lived in a house once that I swear, the owner next door mowed his lawn every day. Or his son worked on his car every night.
    We only lived there a year or so ... then my husband said something about staying and going insane or ... we moved .. far away ..

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  14. Oh, why couldn't the prof just hold it in!?! Damn bodily functions.

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  15. I love your typo of "graceyard". I dreamt just before waking this morning that I was reliving that party when Onassis playfully threw Jackie in the swimming pool ...

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    1. What's a graceyard?

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    2. I think he meant graveyard. If I am ever buried, I hope it is in a "graceyard".

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  16. Fan. White noise machine. Window air conditioner?

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  17. Sleep at work. I knew some people who did. I never had trouble sleeping during the day. Now, I can sleep at night and still sleep during the day.

    Love,
    Janie

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  18. There is a reason so many cultures have used sleep deprivation as torture. It is.
    I hope you get some soon.

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  19. Get Winnie to cuddle up close !

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  20. A fan. Sleep mask. Earplugs. And the willingness to scream at full volume to SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
    Of course, that last doesn't help you sleep, just relieves the tension.

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    1. screaming at full volume is a definite tension reliever.

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  21. Two things: pedestal fan aimed at the bed; earplugs to keep out the noise.

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  22. Yep me too. Pedestal fan, ear plugs, AND a white noise machine set on gentle ocean waves. Oh and a beanie pulled down to my nose to keep the light out. It's an elegant look but I don't care!

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  23. Your 'Indian Runner' seems to have sparked much interest.

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  24. What a shame that the ice cream van didn't park outside your cottage playing "Greensleeves" at full volume.

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  25. Man up! I used to do 8 on and 6 off ! Seriously though nowadays if I am called out on my monthly on call weekend I feel like a zombie the next day

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