Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dreams and life beyond the keyboard

It's another foggy , damp morning here. I think this has got to be the wettest, coolest spring in a long time ! I am beginning to wonder if the sun actually exists beyond the clouds. Nick is still sick , my lungs are still rattling around crud and so sessions of being 9 (exercise) have been limited to inside. I seriously entertained the idea of sliding down the banisters for a time, but my almost 52 yr old frame told me this might be a really bad idea- so I skipped it. I could only imagine the conversation the paramedics might have had it they had been called to rescue me from injury on this one !

The congestion in my lungs is making me bark like a seal when I first go to bed and then fall into a deep comma like sleep where I am entertained by the weirdest dreams. My dreams have always been entertaining , but of late they seem to point to mental puzzles. In one I was dusting a shelf in my bedroom that contains a vial with a small portion of my father's ashes. In the dream I picked it up to dust and he materialized behind me, tapping on my shoulders , telling me to give him back his legs. In another my middle sister died and the biggest dilemma was how to get her coffin into the crawl space of my parent's home. They were not scary, but weirdly amusing. Dreams happen in deep sleep, and the fact that I am dreaming indicates that I am getting some deep, restful sleep. It is one of the important factors in weight loss, and perhaps I have been living on too little sleep for too long. What can I say- I'm a mom and quiet hours are often the only time you can think and do things without interruption !

We are trying to see if Nick and I can share a computer instead of buying another one for me in a month. I really feel bad about all of us having our own computers here, as it can lead to evenings of everyone being in the same room but no words are exchanged. Do three people REALLY need to be that connected to the WWW ? I think not. However, the downside to this is that I do not get as much time to comment, chat on facebook and so forth. Once again that is not really a bad thing. I can live without the knowledge that my nieces are looking for farmville cows or that my son's Kiss of the Day is his uncle ( he set that one up wrong and so it is a constant joke to us). This encourages me to go forth and do things old school- like reading books, puttering around the house and allowing my 9 year old to play often. It's a good thing !

6 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

I know i spend way too much time on the computer!

Kristina said...

Medicine induced dreams! I have had them too! lol We are down to one computer in the house (Im the only one who gets on it anyway), Daven forgot the Admin password on hers so I have to call Dell to help me out! She has her laptop for school thank goodness! Hope you feel better soon......maybe even good enough for that ride down the banister! lol

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Kristina, if I was taking any medicine I could chalk it up to that ! I am not even taking aspirin- it's just my very silly mind playing while my body is shut down and not paying attention. I think this may be why I don't miss seeing a lot of films- my dreams are often better than anything Hollywood could think up as entertainment !

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

We have a desktop and one laptop for the 5 of us that are old enough to use it. It works well for us. Having said that - my oldest daughter wants her own!!

Kim said...

Sleep trouble here too...la;jsdf..oops, what was I sayin?? lol. I spend way too much time on the computer too, but I do get a lot of homeschool stuff accomplished on here though...organizing things etc. I'm not good at balance...it's something to strive for. Have fun dreaming tonight, and I hope the barking goes away. Mucinex works really well for me. :)

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