Lucy, The Shining One

Insomnia Strikes

I think I need to speak to my doctor about my sleep again – as you can see, it’s almost 1am and I’m wide awake. If current rouine is to be expected, I’ll crash out around 01:45 and sleep really hard until about 5:30. And then spend most of the day feeling very groggy and tired and lethargic. It’s been about a week now and I’m unhappy about it. Possibly an adjustment in dosage of something or other.

I’ve taken to sleeping in what gets designated as “my” room – second largest of the bedrooms and with staircase heading up to loft conversion – rather than our room. I don’t want my lack of sleep disturbing J or S. Although 80% of the time, when I wake up, one of them – usually S – will be in the bed with me.

Lets see, what else is going on?

Watching NCIS earlier and it really is worth noting that Mark Harmon is a very attractive man. He’s starting to look his age, but it’s not detracting from his handsomeness.
Mark Weatherley, on the other hand, is not aging well. Although the older he gets, the more genius the casting of Robert Wagner as DiNozzo Snr is because WOW the resemblance is remarkable.
I’ve noticed that I’ve missed a couple of seasons of NCIS: Los Angeles and that there’s an NCIS: New Orleans now as well, so I might make watching those a summer project.

Summer is always strange around here. We’re hitting the time of year where the university students all go home for the summer but the tourists haven’t descended yet. It’s starting like a bit of a ghost town and it’s quite spooky. It’ll be like it another 6 weeks or so, then things will be insane in August. I like this time of year though because S basically takes these 6 weeks off. Come August, she’ll be busy with organisation, prep, research, locking herself in the lab and doing stuff. But these 6 weeks, she just kicks back and enjoys her summer. J normally takes some time off too and we’re talking about going away somewhere, maybe just a long weekend, maybe a week.

We need to get to see the new X Men movie.

I’ve found a couple of 30-day exercise challenges that I might try in June. My weight is coming down slowly and I always find healthy eating easier in the warmer weather.
So there’s a 30-day ab challenge full of sit ups, crunches, leg raises and planks – and I need to work out the difference between a sit up and a crunch.
And there’s a 30 day beginner fitness one full of lunges, leg raises, wall sits, squats, jumping jacks and other stuff I’ve never heard of so wil have to google.
I’ve also been looking at the beginner routine from Blogilates on Youtube.

Speaking of Youtube, I am so completely in love with watching Plan With Me videos. I may have mentioned this before. But it’s basically just videos of people with their planners and sticker kits and doing their planning for the week ahead. There’s something really calming and relaxing about it.
There’s part of me that would love to do something like that but I am so not prepared to pay the price of that style of planner and throw in the cost of the sticker kits and it starts getting ridiculous

So I’ll be sticking to my bullet journal. I’ve actually now bought myself a purple A5 Moleskine for doing it and some I think they’re Inkmate pens. Hopefully the postman will bring them Tuesday so I can get everything set up in there before June properly starts on Wednesday. I’ve kept up with it for the whole of May, I’ve worked out what layouts and collections I like/work for me – I don’t like stickers or embellishments, just nice and neat and functional. Mine isn’t all artsy and creative like some of the really pretty ones you see out there but… well, why should I let that stop me doing what works for me?

I said about 30 day challenges. I might even get round to carrying on with that 30 day blog one. I thought about writing the answer to the next one in this post but it’s a pretty depressing topic so I don’t think I will. I’ll answer that tomorrow – might need to figure out how to do one of those ‘read the rest behind here’ things because it’s about suicide and I don’t want to trigger anyone by them not scrolling/skipping past it.

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4 Comments

  1. bhairavi23

    Hi Lucy, Nice blog you have got here!
    I saw the new X men movie last week and I loved it!
    I want to start a 30 day challenge too! may be I’ll start from the 1st of June!

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  2. As far as I understand it a crunch is where you just raise your shoulders/chest and with a sit up you actually… well… sit up. I hope that makes some kind of sense?

    I hope you resolve the insomnia. Not sleeping is the worst. Usually I get to sleep alright but then my boyfriend wakes me up snoring. Last night I slept through (woo hoo!!) but on Saturday night he woke me up at 3 a.m., 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.

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  3. Hope you can find a solution your sleep! I haven’t watched NCIS for years! Glad to hear that the show is still going strong :).

    Good luck with the 30-day exercise when June hits! It’s a challenge, but always possible to accomplish. I’ve always wanted to make a bullet journal, but the need for perfection scares me XD.

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  4. I’m actually cutting down on meds that help me sleep like Seroquel which you can ask about which doubles as a sleep aid, but I know the feeling. Sometimes I have insomnia, but not much anymore. Good luck with your sleeping problem and hope you find a solution, whether it is through medication or not. Meds do help a lot, believe me.

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