September 01, 2004

Gratuitous Personal Blogging

I very rarely bore you lot with talk about myself. However, I feel I should mention that I've had the same nightmare three nights in a row now. This is unfair.

It's one of those awful anxiety dreams. In it, I think I'm lying in bed awake. All the kids are in our room and various improbable disasters constantly threaten them - ceiling falling in, arrows out of the dark, falling off the bed, etc. - despite my frantic efforts to shield them.

It's positively exhausting. And I can't imagine why I'm having anxiety dreams now - I'm quite content and excited about my new job and all, and everything else is going just fine. Perhaps it's just some kind of post facto venting. Perhaps it's just that I don't like change very much and typically take a little while to adjust to new things.

Either way, what's the point of trying to go to sleep if you just wind up making yourself more tired?

Posted by Robert at September 1, 2004 09:37 AM | TrackBack

I like your gratuitous personal posts best, so keep them coming (at least for this reader).

Sorry to hear you're having sleeping problems. I'm a longtime insomniac myself and now am trying to help my eight-year-old conquer his own nighttime issues.

I imagine you had a lot of adrenaline holding you together while you made the transition. Maybe now that things have settled down, everything that was so tightly controlled is percolating out. Seems like a healthy thing.

Posted by: Anne at September 1, 2004 11:31 AM

Thankee! I think you may be right in your diagnosis. I should also have mentioned that I'm trying to cut way back on my drinking. Like Horace Rumpole, I think my alcohol content may be sinking to dangerously low levels.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at September 1, 2004 12:27 PM

Oh no, not that! We'll have to schedule a church potluck to get your blood alcohol back up to healthy levels.

Posted by: Anne at September 1, 2004 01:46 PM
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