I have been doing a little
experiment the last few nights.
Even though I consider myself
someone who sleeps well, I still wanted to try this experiment to see if
I would notice a difference. I have been reading a lot lately about how
the electromagnetic field affects our sleep.
And how even our health may be affected
from radio frequency coming from portable phones, cell phones, and wireless devices, because
it has been shown to interfere with the body's immune system.
I thought I was doing good by
always keeping my cell phone on vibrate at night and putting my TV on silent, because I just liked it for the light.
I notice so many of my friends
from their facebook statues have such an issue with sleeping. Again God has
blessed me with being able to sleep well throughout the night and I have always
been a person who wakes up when it's morning ready to go. If I had an alarm
....which I don't....I have a pack of dogs, I would not be that person hitting
the snooze10 times before I got up. I think having a pack of
dogs is another reasons I sleep so well. After chasing them around all day, I’m
So because of all of that, I didn't really expect to see
much of a difference.
However I was pretty surprised
when immediately I noticed something. From the get-go I would fall asleep and
not wake up again until morning.
Something I never even realized I
did, until I didn’t. I would get up maybe a couple times a night for a
few minutes rollover but fall right back to sleep. However without any
electronics on I notice I don't wake up at all. In fact the first morning when
I woke up I didn't realize it was morning and I kept trying to go back to sleep
wondering... why am I so awake? Until I
rolled over and seen through the window that it was morning! Then I realized I
woke up before the dogs!
(Disclaimer* No animals were intentionally
used in this experiment)
So even the dogs slept
However here is the down side for all my friends who already complain how hard it is to get in touch with me by phone. Before this I would always forget
to turn my phone off vibrate
in the morning. Now I find myself walking around with it for hours after waking, before I even realize it’s not on. :/
PS….I’d like to make a shout out
to my Belgium friends.
I have been seeing in my stats I have
a large amount of readers in Belgium for some reason. So I just wanted to say
HELLO! And since you’ll get to bed before me.... sweet dreams :)
This is Mr. Snuppy, he is the old man of the house at the
ripe old age of 15. I was looking at him
standing on this chair today looking back at me and I though; I don’t want to
write about him after he passes away. I
know I don’t have many more years with this little guy. He has been with me since he was a baby, my birthday
gift to myself.
day till this he sleeps right next to my pillow. He’s a scruff little thing now…but I still
love him so much. He's also very set in
his ways, but at 15 or 105 in people years, who wouldn’t be?….lol
grew up with him…and I have so many wonderful memories of them together. He was the best little family dog.
in rescue for years I have seen so many people dump their elderly dogs, and it
just breaks my heart. Their spirits are so broken and often they
never truly mend before they die. Sorry
to be so glum. It is however a sad truth.
But this sweet little scruffy face will
never feel that heartache :)
The last time I posted a blog I thought Kiki was on the
road to recovery. However she took a turn
for the worst and off to the vet we were. Turns out she had a pretty severe
case of colitis.
She went from 8 lbs to 6 in less than 2 weeks. You can
see her little ribs in this picture. :(
But as you can also see, the pack is giving her plenty of
TLC. It’s like a puppy intensive care
unit they have going.
Because her sister Abby was showing the same symptoms,
just not as severe, the vet thought it best we treat the whole pack. But to all of them, they just think it’s an extra
treat of pumpkin…Because that’s were mommy hides their meds ;)
So it has been an adventurous start to the New Year.
However we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, finally. :)
Well, I asked God one of my crazy questions again
the other day. He surprised and
delighted me with an answer, and shocked me even more at how He brought it.
I asked Him...
Richard see how much I miss him, and how much I hurt?”
No matter what I was going through when Richard was
alive here on earth. It would always bring me great comfort that he knew. Not that I even needed him to fix it, or have
any answers for me, just that he knew and cared. And he always did. Even if he didn’t
understand he had such compassion for his wifey. :)
Moving forward later in that day I received a text
from a dear friend. She was thanking me for a gift I had given her YEARS ago. It was a bottle with stones shaped into tears. She wasn’t thanking me for that, she was thanking me for the little note I
added to the tag, that she said she never seen before. Here it is…
She said she needed to hear that on that particular
day. And, Wow! So did I!
So what does that have to do with my New Year’s
resolution you ask?
I decided I’m going to stop asking God crazy
questions….I’m freaking my friends out…lol
No, no, no.... I’m just kidding!
I look back at how many years ago God went ahead of
my friend and I to comfort us on that given day.
So my New Year’s resolution is... "To try to allow God
to use me more to bring his love and comfort. To try and be more obedient to
seemingly, little details". In the
process it really brings healing to us all. :)