What Fresh Hell Is This? 7/14/19

Made you look.

Titles can do that … make you look.  But then quickly all expectations are dashed if the title is only a hook.  Or gimmick.  I almost cursed here and said mind fuckery but stopped myself.

No I didn’t stop myself.  I wrote the eff word and added ‘ery’ to the end.  I still have a hard time letting the profanity fly for public consumption.  See this post from a while back.

Oh my lawd.  I wrote “To Swear Just Like a Sailor” three years ago on this day!  I used real names too!  But before linking I did a quick edit.  Well for the family.  Me I really am Jilly. Or am I?  Only the Shadow knows. bwhahaha

Anyhoo.  Back to “What Fresh Hell Is This?”  I spruced up the place by adding a new category.  I’ll come back now and again dropping one liners or short snippets regarding things that momentarily make me take a pause to ask … you guessed it!  What fresh hell is this?

Not planning to be all Debbie Downer.  In fact, I want to make these posts funny-ish.  And likely only funny or amusing to me but oh well.  You get what you pay for. Ba Dum Tis went the drum and cymbals.

Today’s fresh hell is brought to you by insomnia sucks ass.  I mean truly.  Who gets up at 2:38 am because she cannot sleep, turns on the overhead light in her office, and goes to her old school desk top to write this post … or any post for that matter.  She should be sleeping for Pete’s sake. And the she is me.

I am manic y’all.  I go to sleep easy but I can no longer sleep through the night.  B says I just need less sleep now that I’m old.  What fresh hell you say?  Insomnia coupled with getting older!  I’m only 34 + 20 – 5 +10 -5.  You do the math.  That’s not old!!  I’m also heading into a new phase at work.  Be careful what you wish for …. Truer words have not been written!!  I may never sleep well again!

As always, more to come.

13 thoughts on “What Fresh Hell Is This? 7/14/19

  1. No, that ain’t old. Grandma Holton (who would be 119 today if she lived this long) used to claim that she only needed three hours of sleep a night. Turns out, it was because she fell asleep during the day. She napped like a cat, i.e. all the time.

    I had a period of about three weeks when I was in the hospital doing rehab where I simply did not sleep at all. They finally told me “you know, you can ask for something to help you sleep.” I was like, “no, I didn’t know! Why didn’t you tell me?” Their answer was beautiful: “Oh, we assumed you knew…”

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    1. Well thatโ€™s explains a lot napping definitely interferes with my sleep.

      Iโ€™ve taken several things to help me sleep and either it didnโ€™t work or it worked but the side effects were awful. Not sleeping is almost preferred to those pills.

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  2. Ok, I had to use a calculator. Math was never my strong suit. In the last year or so I have been waking up in the middle of the night unable to fall right back to sleep. Fortunately there are books.

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  3. I read a study once that said the babies need the most sleep, then kids, then teens, you see the pattern. When you get to the retirement years you only need 4 to 6 hours of sleep. WHAT??? I thought when you got โ€œolderโ€ you would need more sleep but not according to the brilliant minds of science. I am 51 and I sleep more now(when I can sleep) than I ever did as a teen. Probably because I worked 19 hours a day back then. What was my point? Oh yeah, love the new category you added ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I had read similar studies. I fit the pattern and only in the last few years have I not been able to sleep well. I “need” 8 and usually get 6 or 7. Feels like that hour or two makes all the difference in the world.

      I work with someone who is getting her PhD, raising a family, extreme runner, etc… type A in the dictionary has her name. She only sleeps 2 to 3 hours a night. I am waiting to hear about her imploding. A pace she has manages to keep up throughout her 30s.

      I hope I don’t jinx myself with the new category. When I introduced “things I’ve overheard” category I quit overhearing funny things. Or maybe less fresh hell would be a good thing. We shall see.

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