Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Tired Witch

I’m hoping that tomorrow, when this posts, I will be more rested. It’s just stress and my constantly waking at night. It’ll pass.

The proposal I’m working has had me super energized until I hit this tired wall thing. Then I am fighting some ugly doubts.  And when I do that, I start looking at something that makes me feel better.  Like this picture of a puppy:

Look at those ears! That amused me.

Wizard–not so much. He saw me looking, and turned pale.  Then he said, “We need Bailey (my son’s dog) to come over, stat!”

I laughed. “I’m not looking to get a puppy. Just distracting the voices in my head.”

He rolled his eyes. “Yeah, that’s so much better.”

I’m not sure what cheered me up more, the puppy picture or Wizard.

17 comments to “Tired Witch”

  1. Viki S.
    November 15th, 2011 at 3:38 am · Link

    I hope you’re feeling better. The constantly interruption of sleep is awful. It happens to me every night – hubs snores. That’s why I only stay in bed 4 hours and then go lift weights :).

    Love the puppy photo. He looks like PeeWee.

  2. ban
    November 15th, 2011 at 7:03 am · Link

    Me too, feeling crappy stinks :( And nothing is worse than interrupted sleep (says the gal who needs at least 9 hours to function)

  3. Shiloh
    November 15th, 2011 at 7:04 am · Link

    Aww, I’m sorry you are so stressed! I’m glad you have pictures like that to quiet those incessant voices! And really, it’s probably good for Wizard for you to scare him like that! :wink: Keeps him on his toes!

    I tried a new recipe on the hubs last night. His team was playing, the Packers, it went over well. I made myself the light version and really there wasn’t much difference. It was a loaded baked potato dip, some people serve it with pretzels but I prefer it with tortilla chips.

  4. B.E Sanderson
    November 15th, 2011 at 7:07 am · Link

    Awww. Puppy! He’s adorable. For a second there, I thought that was a pic of Bailey as a puppy, and then I thought maybe it was your new furbaby.

    Sorry the stress is getting to you. I totally get it. (Which is probably why I’m up this early.) Can we just skip to 2012 now and get this year over with?

  5. B.E Sanderson
    November 15th, 2011 at 7:54 am · Link

    I just saw this link on Facebook:

  6. Kat
    November 15th, 2011 at 8:47 am · Link

    Ah puppy love almost as good a cure for stress as chocolate. Says the witch stuffing a bite size Twix in her mouth at 8:30am.

    Viki I still have my candle lit for your brother in law and your family.

    My Client made it through her neck surgery this last week. It is truely remarkable how the people of our world who have the most right to be angry with what life has delt them smile through it all and bless so many people around them. Her recovery will be long but she will make it back to her friends here at the Day Center.

    I struggle daily with my husband’s own illness and all the issues it brings. Another peice of chocolate might be in order right now. When I get down or angry about things She would know and give me a hug and say “Its alright Baby.” I wish I knew of a way to share the inspiration and blessings that they all give me with more people.

  7. Viki S.
    November 15th, 2011 at 11:56 am · Link

    Hey Kat –
    Glad to hear your clients neck surgery went well. I’m keeping her as well as you and your husband in my prayers. I recall my husband coping while I had breast cancer treatments. My heart really goes out to you. HUGS!
    Thank you so much for the candle for Joe. Last Thursday they sucked 1 1/2 liters of fluid out of his chest cavity that had leaked from his lung. Haven’t heard if cancer cells are in the fluid or not. We should know today or tomorrow. If they are they’ll do a CAT of his brain to make sure it hasn’t spread there yet. If it has they’ll just make him comfortable.
    Thanks again for your prayers.

  8. Jen Lyon
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm · Link

    Viki, today is better, thanks. If I got up and lifted weights, I’d never sleep. I don’t know how you do it on four hours every night!

  9. Jen Lyon
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Ban, 9 hours? Wow! You are an expert at sleeping. Wizard needs more sleep than me, though, so I know everyone is different.

  10. Jen Lyon
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Shiloh, scaring Wizard is fun. Naturally, though, he gets me back.

    Sounds like a good night for you, and your hubby. Glad the new recipe worked out. I adjust a lighter version for me too, it’s amazing how much of a habit it becomes.

  11. Jen Lyon
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:17 pm · Link

    B.E., I wish we had puppy pics of Bailey! My son didn’t get him until he was about four. But I imagine he looked something like this pic.

    I’m sorry you’re stressed too! 2012 is coming fast, so lets just hang on until it gets here.

    I love that puppy site! I go there all the time. Glad you found it too.

  12. Jen Lyon
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Kat, you’re sharing here! I love hearing your stories, and I’m so glad your client made it through. She sounds very special.

    I know you have a lot on your plate with your husband’s illness. Having been a caregiver for a while to my mom, I understand a tiny bit of what you’re going through. But it’s different when it’s your husband. It’s okay to be angry sometimes :-)

    And chocolate is necessary, just like friends and a sense of humor!

  13. Jen Lyon
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:23 pm · Link

    Viki, you had breast cancer? I’m sorry you and your family had to go through that, but glad you made it.

    I’ll keep Joe in my thoughts, really hoping the cancer hasn’t spread.

  14. Viki S.
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Yup Jen, I just passed my 5 year mark this past June and went off Tamoxifen last month. Thanks for keeping my brother-in-law in your thoughts. All positive energy helps :).

  15. Silver James
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:39 pm · Link

    Wow. Just…wow. My heart, prayers, good thoughts and healing energy goes out to everyone!

    Jen, I hear you on the not sleeping. I’m really fed up with it, too! Glad you’ve found ways to de-stress a bit. I agree with Wiz. You need a dose of Bailey-dog, STAT!

    I vote for appletinis and cookies!

  16. Jenn
    November 15th, 2011 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Viki, that five year mark is an important milestone! Congrats on that. But I’m really pulling for your brother-in-law. Please keep us posted.

  17. Jenn
    November 15th, 2011 at 8:50 pm · Link

    Silver, I know you go through insomnia too. It really sucks. Today I’ve felt much better, and I’m hoping you get a break soon too.

    Bailey is a lover. I can’t wait to see him on Thanksgiving :-)

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