Sometimes the things we dread suprise us....

Sometimes the things we dread suprise us....
by javaneh29

Plagued with insomnia at the moment I had a very  sleepless Monday night. I woke feeling completely grumpy and reluctant to start the day. As I made my coffee I noticed the sun was shining, the skies were blue and cloudless, surely that was something to be cheerful about ... but no. Alas Nothing was good in the day that loomed ahead. My azizam was still away, I had nothing planned and my broken toe was giving me jip and I had no milk for my coffee! The house looked like a bomb had hit it... when did that happen?

My phone bleeped with a cry for help from my daughter 'im ill, please take the children for me' .. just what i needed! a 6 month old beautiful teething girl and a lively 4 year old with a bottomless pit for a stomach and more energy than he knows what to do with. How was I going to manage these two for a day feeling like this ?

As you do, I had to get on with it. I collected the kids: the baby was crying, the 4 year old wanted to be fed 'chicken and rice please nana' and I dreaded what the rest of the day was promising.

Later...As it turned out, we had the best day ever. The baby forgot her sore gums and was toothless smiles and giggles all day. The dynamo grandson and I entertained her with singing and dancing on the lawn, his dancing is coming on a treat, his favorite song To to to ( Elcid), played endlessly and I dont want to hear it again ever!  ( thank god the neighbours are away), we cooked kutlets and rice together, ate strawbeeries, chocolate and ice cream and painted pictures and played silly games. Azizam called and will be home Friday and we all went to bed exausted and happy.

Sometimes the days we dread end up being the best.


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thank you!

by American Wife (not verified) on

What a lovely story!

Insomnia sucks big time... my husband can sleep 7,8, 9 hours straight through the night.  I can't remember the last time I slept through the night... YEARS.  An early and extremely extended menopause sure didn't help and then I think your body justs becomes accustomed to it.  Stress... anxiety... are killers!



by IRANdokht on

What a great story to share.

I love happy endings :0)



Sleepless, I wish!

by Tahirih on

Dear javaneh, it was such a feel good article, thanks. As far as being sleepless, I wish , I did sleep less, or needed it less!

In my old age:)) my sleep has been adjusted to be like a teenager, and believe me it is an improvement since all my life my need for sleep has been like a baby!!

Your kutlet and rice , idea is my favourite. I like kutlet with rice rather than with bread.



Thank you for sharing.......

by Nadias on

 I have also been experiencing insomnia but because of certain changes in my life. No, not menopause yet. hahaha I am sure it is right around the corner though


solh va doosti/paz a vosotros/paix et amitié




Niki Tehranchi

Right on!

by Niki Tehranchi on

I am plagued with insomnia too (it is about 2 am as I read your piece).  Well I don't know if it counts as insomnia when you are working on an appeal in your only "free time"! LoL

But the lack of sleep can be more detrimental to your day than lack of food or drink or love or anything else. (At least it feels that way!)  Just when I think how am I going to be handling another long day with a teething baby who likes to launch himself on his tippy toes and crash head first into all sorts of furniture and sharp edges if not watched as carefully as the convicts at Alcatraz, his giggles and the look he gives me with his bright eyes, make me forget the sleepless night and just enjoy the moment we have.  Time flies when you're having fun :)