Sleep? Fat chance.

We have a routine, almost like clockwork, and have kept to it for years.
Bedtime is around 9pm, dog has final wee just before, then we take our pills and retire.
Sometimes we read to get dopey ready to turn off the light.
Others, we watch something on Youtube, or blog.
Often Hubby will be on his computer and I’ll fall asleep.

Not so tonight.
Neither of us can settle to sleep.
He is worried about a letter we have received from a collection agency regarding a previous occupant of the property. This house was empty when we viewed it, and we purchased it through the proper channels, via the estate agents and solicitors, from the people who had a mortgage against it. There were no other charges against the house. We do not know this person they mention, never met them and have no forwarding address for them.

I’m worried about my Mum whose health is not very good at the moment and I have been receiving text messages from Sis which are nothing short of scaremongering. I’ve followed them up with calls to the nursing home immediately and been put in the picture. I’ve then relayed the information to Bro and OB.
The member of staff I spoke with today explained everything to me, and has promised to keep me informed (Sis had previously instructed them that if anyone enquired about my Mum, they had to go through her). I have explained that we are at least 7 hours away, but contactable 24/7 on the mobile or by e-mail.
I am anxious about our pending trip, and now we not only have MOH’s health to think about (he has some kind of ‘flu virus and the last one he shared took us the best part of 6 weeks to shift completely as Hubby got it back from me) but also the weather.

I am tired, irritable, angry and frustrated.
At least the dog has settled, though she had a bad night last night so that’s preying on my mind too.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Sleep? Fat chance.

  1. You have a lot going on. I’m not surprised that sleep is elusive.

  2. Jane Fritz says:

    Oh dear. I hope things will look brighter in the morning, or that you can work on some constructive strategies with some sleep under your belt. The worrying with no ability to act is so tough.

  3. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now Hope everything works out ok.

  4. Michael says:

    I find it doesn’t take much to keep me awake at night, its a fact of life as we age I am told…..but you do have issues and they weigh heavily I know Di….aging and infirm parents are always a worry no matter how far or how close they might be….sometimes there a lot of sense in the old statement of taking each day as it comes and seeing if your sanity can stay intact. Good luck with everything.

    • Thank you so much Michael. We can only do as you say, take each day as it comes. Hubby is checking the roads on the best route daily and we have a plan…… sort of, which can be tweaked.

  5. You have a lot going on right now, D. I can understand how you would have trouble sleeping. Wishing you peace of mind. Take care of yourself.

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