Monday, August 18, 2008

Janell’s Insomniac Ramblings

I can’t sleep.

I’m hungry.

The satellite does not improve the programs offered by 3 AM television.

If the current administration is to blame for the gas prices soaring to record highs in July, who gets credit for the 40 cent DROP over the past three weeks?

They tell me that we shouldn’t bother to drill for oil here at home because even if we start right now, it will take ten years to produce energy. Well, won’t we be needing it ten years from now? And who was in charge ten years ago and should have gotten started on it then? Hmmmm……?

Rick Warren’s interviews with Barak Obama and John McCain ROCKED. If all you’ve been seeing of it are the sound bites, you really missed out.

Strange pain assaulted me on Thursday. I laid down for my pre-work snooze and when I got up my left hip was stiff and hurting so badly I could barely walk. It was still stiff and aching on Friday morning, so I went to the Dr. He poked and prodded and did some range of motion tests and x-rayed it, all of which was inconclusive. He prescribed an anti-inflammatory drug of some kind or another and scheduled me for two weeks of physical therapy. Now here’s the really weird part: when I got up Saturday morning, I was almost completely recovered. No, I hadn’t taken the drug yet because it was specified to be taken with food and I didn’t want to take it at work because I wasn’t sure what it would do to me; “may cause drowsiness, etc.” So what the heck is up with that?

I don’t know why I haven’t blogged since last Tuesday. Either too busy or too lazy.

I have some really cool pictures to put up for this week’s Ruby Tuesday.

I think I might like to have a tazer. Do you have to have a permit for one of those?

Back in May, I planted six tomato plants. Today I harvested six tiny little tomatoes. How sad is that? I’ve got my garden in a bad location – not enough sun. I don’t think I’ll bother with it next year.

A few weeks ago, I bought a cheap little charcoal grill/smoker. Yesterday, I smoked a beef brisket and a pork loin in it. I used mesquite chips and charcoal. They cooked for about 8 hours and boy did they both turn out good.

Emily went riding with me today and she had her hair in a braid. I grabbed the camera this time and got it recorded. (I blogged about this a few posts ago.)

I might be ready to go back to bed now. I just yawned. No, wait a minute, I might just be bored with this post. And if I am, then you are too so I should just end it and put us all out of my misery.


Scarlet said...

There's nothing boring about this post...and btw, I'm hungry for pork loin now, thankyouverymuch. :)

I'm glad your left hip is feeling better...without the meds. What IS up with that??

Tomorrow the storm (Fay) is supposed to roll in, so I probably should wait until next week to participate in Ruby Tuesday. It sounds like a bad omen to plan for it tomorrow...I don't want to see red during a hurricane!

Janell said...

Oh, Scarlet, take care - I'll be praying for you.

Flip Flop Momma said...

nope, not boring one bit..

I love reading your stories;)

Mary Connealy said...

Sorry about the insomnia. I'm the Master of Sleeplessness.

Need advice for tricks to get to sleep? Moslty they don't work or I'd not be referring to myself as the Master of Sleeplessness, now would I?
Is this chronic?

Janell said...

THanks, Momma. That means a lot to me coming from the Coolest Chick I know.

Mary; Don't need tricks for getting to sleep as much as I need them for staying awake and coherent the next day. Got any of those? And no, my insomnia isn't chronic.

Sue said...

Caffine to stay awake. Just don't drink it in the evening unless it has a shot of something in it.

LaDawn said...

We have similar mind streams when we can't sleep....