Monday, August 3, 2015

A sleepy bunch


Am the only one around here who can't sleep.



A good night's sleep to me is six hours in bed, waking up only once to worry about everything, then being able to go back to sleep. I dread those nights that we go to bed at 10:00, I wake up at 12:30 and lay there worrying and planning until 2:30 or 3:00 in the morning, knowing the clock will be alarming at 4:30 or 5:30. Yawn...


Bee hasn't slept here in months! Bee had a good roll in the dust yesterday. The dirt path has turned into a dust bowl and the animals are loving it. A big cloud of dust caught my eye yesterday...looking closer I saw that it was a guinea getting a dust bath.


Oops! Didn't mean to disturb you. Go back to sleep.


Poppy and Smokey after a hard day's work.


Smokey sleeping in Weetie's spot.

It's hard to catch Dumperoo. He sleeps on a suitcase stored under the bed in the sewing room. Occasionally I pull the suitcase out to vacuum off the cat hair. Good thing there is no danger of Poppy and me ever traveling anywhere again. Of course if we did, I could tell people it is a mohair suitcase.

Thank you for the nice comments. I ran out of time and didn't get to reply to each one.



We can't swim here but yes there are lots of fish in the pond. It was stocked back in 1996. There have been some really big channel catfish and Bream caught, and some good size Bass. Poppy's dream is to catch a ten pound Bass from the pond one day.. There are a few really big Carp in the pond too.

It's Monday! Better get busy again. 

Love,
Henny 



30 comments:

  1. All the sleepers look very cute, including Poppy! Your pond looks beautiful. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes I wish I could sleep as good as these animals do.

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  2. You must have a very relaxing housr, everyone seem to be sleeping sound. :)

    That must be a great place to ho fishing on a lazy afternoon.

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    1. Is is a good place to fish, when the weather cools off a bit. :)

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    1. That's normal around here...except for me. :)

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  4. That's some serious power napping.

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  5. I sure do understand about waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep while a thousand problems race through your head. I'm an early riser....but not as early as you.. I actually had a nap today. I was resting on the porch swing and fell into a lovely sleep. Next thing I knew 45 minutes had passed and my youngest son had come to visit.

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    1. I have to admit, if I am on the porch in the swing or if I lay down on the old iron bed on the screened-in porch, I can fall right to sleep. It is something about being outside.

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  6. Sleeping beauties...yes I do include Poppy!

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    1. Oh my. I'll have to tell Poppy you said so. He will be pleased. :)

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  7. You must learn to take those "cat naps" yourself, dear Henny. I do the waking up to worry thing, too, but I have learned the joys of a 15 minute doze that revives me in the afternoon since I have retired. I usually listen to an audio book to keep my mind from what I think I really "should" be doing. Try it!

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    1. That is a good idea, and I love audio books. I've listened to only one since I retired in 1999. I'll try it. Thank you!

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  8. I find that 5 - 6 hours sleep is a good night for me. If I go to bed early I am up at stupid o'clock and then get over tired and snippy.If I cat nap I wake up like a bear chewing a wasp so if I feel sleepy I go for a walk. Love the snoozy pictures, cats have a wonderful way of rolling half up and looking as cute as can be.

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    1. Pam, you make me laugh! "stupid"o'clock is right! And a bear chewing a wasp! Sounds like me sometimes.

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  9. I just love that photo of Poppy and Smokey! I've never seen a cat sleep in that position before. Your sleepy-time fur babies are just adorable. I'm so happy you were able to find a copy of The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly. My daughter (the one who picked Tiger back in 1993) is now 29 and she and I just had tea with her high school art teacher so we could drop off the book to her. She has several free range hens and was very anxious to read it as well. I hope you have a wonderful week!! Thanks so much for your well wishes :)
    Donna

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    1. Thank you Donna, 29! Don't they grow up too fast. Can't wait to start on the book.

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  10. It sounds as though we have the same sleeping habits...I get by on six or less hours myself. I wake up every morning withour fail at 5, many times before then and force myself to stay in bed until 5. I wake up several times at night but usually fall right back to sleep...tossing and turning many times. I woke up this morning exhausted from my night's "sleep" :( My doxie Oscar could sleep his life away, it seems...oh, the lives these animals live...

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    1. Hey Debby. Sounds just like me! Exhausted from a night's sleep...that is so true. It's crazy.

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  11. I need more sleep than 6 hours to be non cranky! 9 works well for me...but that would include two bathroom breaks and some tossing and turning...so maybe 7 1/2 hours total. All those sleepy animals would make me want to curl up and nap! :)

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    1. I can get pretty cranky too. I'm so tired at night, sometimes I don't remember getting in bed, but then wake up in two hours!

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  12. Sleep is gold, isn't it, Penny? I need 7 or 8 or I'm not fit to live with. ha! You have some very cute sleepers there. My lot are just waking up for the third time today. :) Deb

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    1. Yes it is! Can you imagine having nothing to do but nap and eat. :)

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  13. I always wondered why we could not swim in the ponds. Dad told us it would stir up the water and the cows didn't like muddy water.

    Your photos are great.

    Bonnie is a very big girl!

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    1. Was he serious? He was probably just afraid for you to jump in the pond.:) I would be scared to death to swim in this pond. Bonnie is beautiful too!

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  14. What a bunch of sleepy heads at your place! Maybe it's our age that makes up poor sleepers.

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  15. Interesting to read everyone's sleep stories. I've read so much lately on the importance of sleep, and am trying to make sure I get enough, although I'm not successful yet. Usually I have no problem falling asleep, and wake up several times, sometimes have to head to the bathroom. I wake early quite often in the summer since it is lighter earlier, not so much in the winter. I find if I have a nap in the afternoon, if it is more than a quick cat nap, I wake feeling groggy and awful and it takes me a while to recover fully. Your sleep buddies are all very cute!

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  16. Interesting to read everyone's sleep stories. I've read so much lately on the importance of sleep, and am trying to make sure I get enough, although I'm not successful yet. Usually I have no problem falling asleep, and wake up several times, sometimes have to head to the bathroom. I wake early quite often in the summer since it is lighter earlier, not so much in the winter. I find if I have a nap in the afternoon, if it is more than a quick cat nap, I wake feeling groggy and awful and it takes me a while to recover fully. Your sleep buddies are all very cute!

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  17. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.

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