Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello Again

The kids gave me a little potted plant for my birthday one year and now it is a big ol' bush in the backyard.  I took a leap a drew it in black pigma pen (gulp! no erasing), but I'm happy with the result.  I started to paint the label in pink but I didn't like it so after a couple of letters I switched to purple, then as I was painting along I thought wow, maybe I'm being very clever because hydrangea blossoms will change color depending on how you amend the soil.

So I've been missing for most of the month.  I found out I have sleep apnea, and I wake up 44 times PER HOUR every night.  That's 44 episodes of non-breathing for ten seconds or more PER HOUR.  I must be brain damaged, it explains a lot!!  I finally had a medical explanation for my exhaustion (I guess 2 jobs, 3 kids and a husband wasn't enough), and I decided to rest a little, only do the essential (which is still a lot!).  I  have had my c-pap machine for 4 nights now.  It's not the miracle cure I had hoped for but I am told to give it time.  Normally I am aware of waking up 8 to 16 times per night, and now I am down to 4 times, so the  44 times per hour must be down as well.  I did feel pretty good today. 

As it is now 9:11pm here, I wish you all a wonderful night of sleep!


The Muse of The Day said...

Oh my goodness, Alicia, I am so sorry to hear about the sleep apnea thing. And it is really too bad that you can't blame it "all" on everyone in your family - I have found that to be so convenient over the years. Now I am going to picture you in your jammies with a slight HAZ-MAT look as you lay your head on your pillow.
On another note - your Hydrangea pen & watercolor is to DIE for. I love everything about it - the way the leaves turned out, the way the blossoms look, the color transitions in the word at the top of the page, and I even love the way you did the date. All of it is S. F. (Super Fantastic). I wish (I REALLY wish) that you would post everyday. I don't think I could ever get enough of your work. Loved it. Carolina

Melissa P said...

I agree with Carolina. It is Super Fantastic. There's something about hydrangeas. And yours captures that elusive quality.

I hope you see sleep improvement quickly. Wishing you sound sleep and good dreams.