Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Today has been a day for dragging myself around. For some unknown reason I awoke after only two hours of sleep and could not turn my brain off to fall back asleep. Does everyone know that feeling? There was positively NO reason to wake up and there was NO reason to be worried enough to stay awake for the next three hours. I kept telling myself that if I would just stay really still that I would eventually be back to sleep. Who was I trying to convince? Of course since I was awake, I did all sorts of "heavy" planning. Tasks such as packing for an upcoming trip, planning my next quilt, organizing the linen closet, planting some flowers in a certain bed and stopping the mail and papers take on a special "need" during the wee hours of the night. I knew that I should simply get up and go read a book in the other room, but that was too much effort for someone who was going to be back asleep at any moment. Plus it is chilly in the house at night since we turn our heat off while we sleep. I certainly did not want to get out from under my warm covers. That would have REALLY awakened me. The last I looked, three hours had passed and I was still not asleep.

The rain has moved on past us for the moment. It is forecast to return this weekend but I will be far away and soaking in the warm sun in the Florida Keys. I am really excited about that thought. This is a business trip that we attend each year and really look forward to it. We have met so many fabulous friends over the years and it is always good to get back together again and catch up on their lives and families. We so enjoy the warm weather that the Keys provide. I often wonder about the people coming from the really cold areas of the states and imagine how excited they must be to arrive to temperatures in the 80s.

The last few days of nice weather have allowed me to get out in the yard again to check things out. The rains are so good as they leach out the minerals that the plants receive from the artificial watering. It is almost like the plants are saying "thank you." I picked a big bouquet of Calla Lilies for the table.

Spring will be here before we know it as long as Mr. Groundhog doesn't see his shadow this weekend. I am looking forward to it.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and that your team will do well in the Super Bowl. If not, at least enjoy the party.


  1. The same things happens to me, I hope you get a better night's rest tonight! Your Calla Lilies are gorgeous!

  2. Oh dear, I know EXACTLY what you mean about waking up during the night and not being able to fall back asleep. I'm going through that right now...I always seem to wake up around 3 and it takes me an hour or so to fall back asleep. I usually come on the computer and play a game until I'm sleepy again! lol Your Calla Lilies are so beautiful and make me long for Spring. We have so much snow here and it's bitterly cold...Spring seems so far away. Lucky you to be heading to the Florida Keys soon...any room in your suitcase to bring me??? hehe Have a wonderful day! xoxo

  3. Oh your flowers are so lovely!! I can't imagine going out and picking such beauties THIS time of year!!
    I always have nights like that at least once a month...always figured it was hormones!

  4. Love your flowers :)
    I hope you're enjoying your trip.
    See you when you get back !

  5. Your calla lilies are gorgeous! I can't believe you have them blooming this time of year! Mine will not come back up until late in the spring, probably.