In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Construction Zone

 After planting shrubs and grass yesterday, I started building the Georgian Manor for Milady.

This may be the extent of the work for today. 

I have had the most discombobulated weekend, and it's beginning to slow me down. I stayed up later than I should have Friday night watching a movie. We had plans to get up at seven on Saturday morning for our weekly trip to the Farmers' Market. I got to bed around one--which would still give me six hours of sleep, and I can function on that.

If, of course, I didn't wake up at five.

This has been a pattern for quite some time. I sleep for about four hours, then I wake up, my brain clicks on, and I stare at the ceiling for an hour or more until I finally drift off to sleep again. Early Saturday morning, the last time I looked at the clock, it was 6:20. I didn't get my six hours of sleep. But I did get up at seven, we toodled off to the market (probably the last of the strawberries, first of the peaches came home with us, so it was worth it), and then home again.

I realized I had to have more down time--so I went back to bed for a few hours. When I got back up, I had all my usual morning routine to do--only it was two in the afternoon. Basically, I had two Saturday mornings, and that threw me off--to the point that I was up and out of bed today at 5:30. And now I'm going facedown on the keyboard.

I am going to try to get my second wind so I an stay up until my regular bedtime--and maybe get back on track tomorrow.

Dearly Beloved wants to know what difference it makes. After all, I am retired and don't need a schedule.

But I do . . . 


  1. Your work is looking beautiful .
    I like to get 7.00 hours sleep if I can , but lately I also wake up through the night . I think it's the light , the sun comes out to early in the Summer .
    Have a good week hugs June.

  2. Our sleeppatterns are very similar....UGH!!!

  3. House construction is looking good, Ann.