Untypical night, wander upstairs tired at 9pm, read devotions and pray, turn over to go to sleep, spend next 3 hours tossing and turning.
Midnight to 2am, doze a bit, and every time i start to fall asleep, Sweetie coughs or i do, start a prayer litany at 12:30 to try to help because sometimes it makes me drift off, but instead actually get through the whole litany because of being reawakened so many times.
Two to 4am, nod off, mostly, only to be awakened by Link Linker the Stinker's snoring -- there's nothing quite like being in bed with a snoring cat -- ask myself why i have cats, then remember it's because i like them so much and they're quieter than dogs, snort.
Take thyroid meds around 4am, doze a bit off and on until 4:45, realize it's time to get up so i won't be late for work.
Get up, restroom, stretch, head for door, almost trip over Tripod SissyCat, almost trip over Link as he races to beat me to the door because, despite his snoring, he is obviously very well rested indeed and is ready for his breakfast.
It's time to get the day started, insulin shot for Dansig the Round, teeth, Bible and Lent study, hit the door running because, no matter how little sleep, there's a full day of work ahead and no time to lounge around.
While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!
A neighbor has what i call a "mullet fence," after the hairstyle known as a mullet. The fence is business in the front, wild party in the back.
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
Man, how did I ever allow
someone to talk me of how
something like this would be so cool
and now I wonder if I was a fool.
It makes people stare and that's no wonder,
the whole car looks like a great, big blunder.
It's hard to steer and hard to maintain,
I'd almost rather a car that looks like a train!
(The driver of this car owns a garage and built it, and i actually think it's kinda cool, but that's the poem which wanted to come out.)
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
Today i am thankful sleepless nights are not the norm for me.
Armored Warships Day -- the first battle between armored warships, the Monitor and the Merrimac, was this day in 1862
Baron Bliss Day -- Belize
Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday: Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!
Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)
Day to Mourn Slavery -- commemorates the day slavery was outlawed worldwide in 1927, and to mourn that it still exists
Eid Al Moalim -- Lebanon (Teacher's Day)
Get Over It Day™ -- halfway between Valentines and April Fools, a day to just get over something or someone that is bugging you
National Crabmeat Day
National Meatball Day
Panic Day -- a day in which to run around in a panic and tell everyone you can't take it any more, to get it all out of your system, i guess; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Saitousai -- Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan (festival to pray for good harvest that dates back to the Nara period of 710-794, and still includes traditional dress)
Second Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar
St. Catherine of Bologna's Day (Patron of art, artists, Bologna Academy of Art, liberal arts, painters; against temptation)
St. Dominic Savio's Day (Patron of boys, children's choirs, choir boys, choirs, falsely accused people, juvenile delinquents, and Pueri Cantores)
St. Frances of Rome's Day (Patron of automobile drivers/motorists, cabbies/taxi drivers, lay people, people ridiculed for their piety, Roman housewives, widows)
Strinennia -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (festival to call birds and spring to come back)
Takaosan Hiwatari Matsuri -- Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan (fire walking festival, usually on this date but can vary)
Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, 1796
Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler, 1902
Emmanuel Lewis, 1971
Juliette Binoche, 1964
Terence John "Terry" Mulholland, 1963
Linda Fiorentino, 1960
Jeffrey Osborne, 1948
David Hume Kennerly, 1947
Bobby Fischer, 1943
Trish Van Devere, 1943
Raul Julia, 1940
Marty Ingels, 1936
Mickey Gilley, 1936
Joyce Van Patten, 1934
Yuri Gagarin, 1934
Keely Smith, 1932
Ornette Coleman, 1930
Wally Bronner, 1927
Irene Papas, 1926
Mickey Spillane, 1918
Samuel Barber, 1910
Will Greer, 1902
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, 1890
Amerigo Vespucci, 1454
"Rising of the Moon"(Play), 1907
"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/The Merry Wives of Windsor"(Opera), 1849
Today in History:
Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China, BC141
First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg, 1009
Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria, 1496
Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first recorded astronomical observation, 1497
Marten Luther preaches his first Invocavit sermon, 1522
Kissing in public is banned in Naples, punishable by death, 1562
Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776
Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours, 1839
The Amistad Ruling: The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally, and were to be set free, 1841
The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush, 1842
Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox, 1858
The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners
represented by the United Mine Workers, begins, 1910
Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, 1916
Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins, 1925
President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress, the first of his New Deal policies, 1932
CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly, in which Edward R. Murrow criticizes the senator, 1954
The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York, 1959
Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position, 1990
Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Comet Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day, 1997
Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights, 2011
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars, 2013
Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface, 2013
Italy announces it is locking down the whole country due to a spike in Covid19 cases, 2020
China and Russia announce plans to collaborate in building a research station on the Moon, 2021