Monday, August 30, 2010

The "Get No Sleep" Monster is Plastic!

   Before I tell you about the situation with my 'sleep monster' last night, let me thank grimmandgrete of Etsy for putting my "Purse Sueded Hand Bag" ... her "Summer-It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" Treasury! And please take the time to check out her shop too! She has the most beautiful jewelry in her shop! This is just one piece:
     It's  a "Ginger. Green Czech Glass. Sunflower Necklace". Isn't it gorgeous?! Wait until you see the other pieces!!
    I've been doing pretty good in the treasury department lately! I'm hoping all of this exposure will turn into some sales soon. One sale in over a month (which I got this weekend) is not a whole lot!!...Anyway, these are the other shops sharing this treasury with me:

    Okay, back to my 'Sleep Monster' story. I was very tired last night, so I decided to go to bed early. (Plus I knew that today was the start of the first round play of the U.S. Open Tennis matches!! The earlier I went to bed, the earlier I could be up and geting ready to watch!! LOL)
    I put the TV channel on the sports highlights, turned it down real low, and set the TV timer to go off in about an hour (by that time I figured I'd be sound asleep!). Zzzzzzz...HUH?! What was that noise?!...I looked around didn't see anything. Drifted back off........*swishy swishy!!!*....HUH?! Up I popped again!...This went on...NO KIDDING...about 4 times before I was in such an alert panic and couldn't go back to sleep that I woke up hubby and asked him to do some investigating! I was sure someone was trying to get in the house or something, because I was sure I saw a light coming from the other room too!!! (The mind plays some terrible tricks on you when you're tired!)
   He wasn't in his most attractive detective gear...
   ...His Batman mask wasn't even on! Ha! Ha! (I don't think he knew this mask was still on his head.) If there had been someone in the house hiding, this view coming around the corner might have made them giggle and give themselves away! That's what I did...when I looked up from my C-Pap mask!! He was giggling at me and I was giggling at him!
    He was giggling because he figured out who the culprit was that was making all of the noise...
    ...It was my trash can (which is a basket with a trash bag over it)! Apparently my fan was blowing the bag up and down through the side holes every once in a while. UGH!
   SOME 'Sleep Monster'!!! And hubby was giggling about this because he and I have had arguments lately about his attempts at lowering our grocery bill by buying reduced price items...and THESE GARBAGE BAGS were one of his buys!!!! They are too thin, don't fit the trash can, and make noise when air hits them in the middle of the night!!! OUT THEY GO!!!! Grrrrrrr! Can a hormonal woman get some sleep around here?!!
   His solution, for the time being, was this...
    ...He threw the heavy phone book in the trash can to weight it down...Ahhhhhhh! Quiet....Zzzzzz....Huh?! Oh,'s just my C-Pap machine. ^_^ I hope you all slept well!
    (In honor of Joanna and Alex's one year wedding anniversary, (of the blog "A Cup Of Jo") I'll share my poem today that I wrote about that same subject. Happy Anniversary Jo and Alex!!! Happy Dance for you!)

1st Anniversary

We've had one year
of laughs and fun.
I knew we'd make it,
Honey Bun!

The wedding's over.
The tears are dry.
We're still together,
Sweetie Pie!

Year number two
will be easy-maybe!
We'll make it so.

Making it last
will be our career.
We'll go headlong,
without fear.

For years to come
we'll be right here,
and I'll love you more
each year-My Dear!


  1. Ha ha ha!!! The mind can play some real tricks on you in the night!! I'm sorry it was such a sleepless night for you. Hopefully you'll be able to catch some zzzz's off and on today. But not during that tennis match!! Nice poem too! I hope that Jo and Alex love it too! Happy Anniversary Jo and Alex!!!

  2. CinLynn, I'm hoping to catch some Zzzzs between tennis cheers! ^_^ ... Thanks about the poem too! Do you remember your one year anniversary all those 30 something years ago? I do! We were broke, fat, and happy!!! ^_^

  3. hahaha you're as bad as I am with night imagines! Hope you catch up on your sleep tonight! xo Karen

  4. ROTFL!!!!!! What a riot - nothing like sounds that go "BUMP" in the night!!

  5. PetitPoulailler, I am bad...At least I know it!!! And now my plastic knows it too!!! LOL

    Nicole, Good thing it didn't go "BUMP!" Ain't no telling what I would have been imagining then!!! LOL

  6. thank you for including my art in your blog via etsy treasury. I love your Knitted Bag Very very Cute! Mahalo Windy Spring

  7. Spring's island.., you are quite welcome! :-) And thanks for the complement on my bag.

  8. Oh that is too funny! ps. Yay US Open! We were lucky enough to attend one day about six years ago and it's a highlight of my sports watching history! I wore whites, because I am a huge dork, and it was awesome. And congrats on the Etsy recognition, I'm sending "sales" vibes your way :D -Lindsey

  9. Lindsey Muth, How great that you were able to attend the U.S.Open!!! BTW, I probably would have worn whites too! Us dorks have to stick together! (^_^) I'm all giddy about having 2 weeks of it all day long!!! I'm planning my days to get all of my studying, crocheting, and everything else done before 11:00 every day! (Talk about dorks!)...And thanks for the good thoughts about sales. I'm hoping things pick up soon!

  10. Thanks Everybody! :-)


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